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Arlee educator named 2022 Montana Teacher of the Year Arlee educator named 2022 Montana Teacher of the Year

News from the Montana Office of Public Instruction ARLEE — State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen joined Arlee School District students, teachers, and administrators this morning to announce that Bill Stockton has been selected as the 2022 Montana Teacher of the Year. Stockton, a high school science t...

Arlee teacher among four state finalists

News from the Montana Office of Public Instruction HELENA — State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 Montana Teacher of the Year. The selected candidate will go on to represent Montana in the 2022 National Teacher of the Year competition in Washington, D...

CSKT chairwoman wants system of accountability in education

News from ACLU Montana The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Montana, and the Native American Rights Fund filed a class-action lawsuit last week on behalf of five Indian nations and 18 individual plaintiffs challenging the state of Montana’s failure to fulfill its constitutional mandate ...

Montana seniors reflect on year of high school during COVID-19

News from OPI MONTANA — The Montana Office of Public Instruction released a video that highlights what life was like for graduating seniors during a global pandemic. Interviews were conducted at schools in Whitehall, Great Falls, Arlee, Rocky Boy and Frenchtown. “In Their Own Words: Monta...

Legislative Notes Legislative Notes

A recent thoughtful and well-reasoned Attorney General’s Opinion on “critical race theory” from Austin Knudsen has people on the left stamping their feet and pulling out their hair. The Montana Democrats’ spin machine is on full blast to justify racial discrimination in Montana school...

School nutrition options offered from USDA

News from OPI  MONTANA — The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced extensions for a variety of flexibilities related to school meal programs in the coming school year. Most of these are extensions of waivers that have been in place since the beginning of the pandemic early ...

Political fear mongering will erode Indian Education for All

In response to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction’s recently published opinion and the opinion of the Montana Attorney General regarding critical race theory, the undersigned members of the Montana Legislative Indian Caucus offer the following response.  In 1972, the Montana legisla...

MT assessment request denied by U.S. Dept. of Ed.

News from the office of Senator Daines U.S. SENATE — The U.S. Department of Education has denied Montana’s request to use local assessments to replace federally mandated statewide tests. This follows a direct request from Senator Daines to Secretary Cardona to support Montana’s petitio...

Legislature helps Montana’s special needs students rebound

I am honored to have worked with Governor Gianforte to introduce the Students with Special Needs Equal Opportunity Act (House Bill 329) this legislative session. House Bill 329 gives parents flexibility to support the unique educational needs of their child without increasing state spending. The House overwh...

Boost given to Montana non-public, homeschools in COVID-19 relief funds

News from OPI MONTANA — Montana was allocated $12.8 million from the Federal Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools Program in January. As a result of the American Rescue Plan Act signed by the President on March 11th, an additional $12.8 million will be flowing to Montana non-public schools a...


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