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Montana poorest-performing school district makes gains despite missing out on grant
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Jul 19, 12:36 PM:

Worst-performing MT school sees progress after developing a turnaround plan. Effectively uses data to illustrate dire situation and the first signs of improvement. Details some of the strategies taken by schools to >

Court says Brady residents cannot join Conrad school district
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Jul 13, 9:56 AM:

MT Supreme Court says Brady residents cannot transfer property taxes to Conrad School District. Readers unfamiliar with state's policy won't understand why Brady residents have students in Conrad district in first place. >

School grant to help military kids adjust
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Jul 13, 9:54 AM:

Great Falls, MT, gets federal grant to fund military students' support program, TROOPS. Aim to ease transitions arising from frequent moves and keep parents informed. Exactly how this pans out isn't revealed, though. >

Montana school superintendents move on, take stock in long careers
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Jun 24, 11:56 AM:

MT superintendents moving on or moving out to pasture as school year ends. Poignant profile of one administrator taking his leave, but leaves reader wondering: so, what? Tell us more about his efforts in the classroom >

In Anaconda: Four-track high school curriculum approved
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Jun 22, 3:24 PM:

Anaconda, MT high students now have multi-track program for getting a diploma. Article details curriculum changes that let students choose program based on their interests and post-high school plans. No comments from >

Helena School District has large hiring pool
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May 27, 1:24 PM:

Helena school system has 15 teaching openings and 600 applicants. Focus is on district's ability to make sure high quality teachers fill vacancies. More interesting is number of applicants in Helena almost equals number >

Tight funds loom over contract negotiations with Missoula teachers
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May 23, 1:17 PM:

State teachers union asks for raise. District says it's out of money and offers no across the board pay hike. Article details negotiations but never gives exact cost of raise teachers want. Surprising union president not >

Juneau to recommend new ‘core standards’
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May 12, 2:15 PM:

MT top school official to introduce new Common Core standards. Emphasis on specific benchmarks and keeping students competing on national, global scale. Plan seems to have support of teachers, administrators. Should >

Montana education funding still up in the air
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May 10, 11:44 AM:

Major question marks for MT funding. Conversation needs to be about how schools can live with what they receive while still bettering the atmosphere for students. Education funding has been rising for years, yet >

Veto creates school-funding shortage
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May 9, 8:22 AM:

MT Gov vetoes bill transferring money from other sources. Rejection results in state aid dropping. Lawmakers claim this hurts schools, but coverage doesn't reveal how students would be affected. Find out what plan is for >

One Class at a Time: Cold Springs School
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May 4, 9:03 AM:

MT first grade teacher welcomes $250 grants to buy new books for class. Kids are hungry to learn, she says. An example of school looking outwards for essential resources. Challenge is often continuing this excitement >

Bill spreading oil, gas wealth to schools statewide poised for approval
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 >

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