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Bill spreading oil, gas wealth to schools statewide poised for approval
Apr 25, 1:17 PM:

Some MT school districts get oil-and-gas tax money. These reserves have caught the eye of state lawmakers who want to distribute the money statewide. Lots of ink on the money side, would like to know how additional >

Montana lawmakers reach tentative deal on school funding
Apr 22, 6:08 AM:

MT Legislature brokers deal on school funding. Accounts for inflationary increases, good; excludes charter language, bad. No explanation for state’s continued resistance to charter reform. No exploration of potential >

School-funding compromise floated, but House GOP conferees not enthusiastic
Apr 19, 5:59 AM:

Compromise surfaces increase in state support for schools. $1.5 billion over two years, to match inflation. Comprehensive look at proposal and at some GOPs not happy about absence of stronger language authorizing charter >

Montana school funding bill may include charter-school language
Apr 18, 8:12 AM:


MT school funding bill may include language to allow charters. 1 of last 10 states with no charter law and sounds like many still opposed. "New experimental schools"? Charters have been around since 1992. Define >

Republicans struggle for schools consensus
Apr 15, 9:24 AM:

MT lawmakers debate spending. Clueless how school funds are spent here. Also unknown why Senate Ed Committee chairman opposes charter bill. Look harder -- state students might score well on state reading exams, but not >

GOP struggles on school aid formula
Apr 11, 4:32 PM:

Debate in MT Senate about school funding. Also opposition to charter school bill. No word here on support of charter schools, or how allowing charters could actually help budget problems because charters frequently >

School trustees face budget cuts, levy decision
Mar 22, 3:45 PM:

MT district considers budget options, even though state's funding plan is unknown. Superintendent doesn't want to gut programs, and pleads for voters to approve plan. Can't tell from this reporting if this is the most >

House panel hears charter school debate
Mar 17, 6:12 AM:

Bill in Montana to make charters a reality facing stiff opposition from unions and district officials. Supporters know they are one of ten states without a charter law and options are needed for children. Opponents >

School funding uncertain as lawmakers devise new plans
Mar 8, 12:04 PM:

MT editorial urges lawmakers to "commit to transparency" in school funding proposals so citizens can understand how they will affect schools. Unclear what is needed -- full text of bills? Can't they be obtained and >

Gazette opinion: School funding uncertain as lawmakers devise new plans
Mar 7, 11:23 AM:

As Montana districts head into a period of choppy budgetary waters, editorial calls on state legislators to be transparent while they develop education funding plans. Lots of talk about cuts but little about reforms >

Great Falls Schools Embracing Online Learning
Feb 18, 9:42 AM:

Students have online options during school year as Great Falls district extends from summer-only classes and Montana Digital Academy opens. Reporting forgets context -- no clue why online classes now offered, who is >

Bills would give tax breaks for kids to attend private schools
Feb 15, 9:45 AM:

Tax credit proposal for private school costs part of "school choice," says State Rep. Former teacher says public school problems led to retirement, legislation will provide more choice. Little heard from opponents.




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