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Report card assessment postponed to 2022

News from OPI MONTANA — The National Assessment of Educational Progress, or “the Nation’s Report Card” as it is often called, has been postponed in Montana until the spring of 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. National Center for Education Statistics Commissioner James Woodworth...

Superintendent Arntzen announces fall enrollment numbers

News from OPI  MONTANA — Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen announced Montana’s fall 2020 student enrollment numbers, along with information on how COVID-19 may have impacted enrollment.  The Office of Public Instruction collects enrollment data from school distr...

Battle continues for superintendent of public instruction seat Battle continues for superintendent of public instruction seat

MONTANA — As Montanans stirred in the early hours of Nov. 9, 2016, one of the state’s marquee races was still too close to call. An early Democratic lead from the night before had already dissolved, and when the election dust finally settled, five-term state legislator and retired Billings school...

Office of Public Instruction receives $3.5M

News from OPI MONTANA — The Montana Office of Public Instruction received a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to provide professional development to general and special educators in serving special needs students.  The grant is authorized by the federal In...

Montana state superintendents endorse Romano

For 28 years, we had the great honor of serving Montana as Superintendents of Public Instruction. In that time, we increased funding for Montana’s public schools, improved graduation rates and defended our public education system against those who would privatize it. Unfortunately, the current offic...

Parents are more than just spectators

I have actively listened to parents from around the state as school sports are kicking off. I have heard that some parents are being banned from their children’s school-sponsored activities along with other spectators. As a mother, grandmother, and educator, I know that parents are more than just spect...

OPI Superintendent supports MHSA stance on sporting events

News from OPI MONTANA — Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen sent a letter to Montana’s county health officers encouraging them to allow parents or guardians to attend their children’s school sporting events. The letter was offered in support of the stance taken by the Mo...

DPHHS, OPI urge families to apply for P-EBT Nutrition Assistance

News from the DPHHS HELENA — Officials with the Department of Public Health and Human Services and Office of Public Instruction are urging Montana families who haven’t already received the Pandemic Electronic Transfer benefit to apply by the Sept. 21 deadline. The federal program was laun...

Student transportation support requests approved

News from OPI  MONTANA — Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen’s requests to the Governor for student transportation financial support and taxpayer relief in light of COVID-19 were approved.  As school districts have been planning for how to safely reopen schools this...

Montana grant recipients announced

News from OPI MONTANA — The Office of Public Instruction announced grant award recipients under the Montana Comprehensive Literacy State Development Project. Polson and Ronan school districts are receiving MCLSD funding. Last year, Montana received a five-year, $50 million federal Striving Read...


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