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MT Teacher of the Year in running for national award

MONTANA — The Council of Chief State School Officers announced that Montana’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, Linda Rost, is a finalist for the National Teacher of the Year recognition.  Rost teaches science courses at Baker High School. She is one of four finalists out of the cohort of 55 stat...

Scholarship applications due to the county before March 13

News from the County Clerk The Montana Association of County Clerks and Recorders is sponsoring a $1,000 and a $500 scholarship for two Montana graduating high school seniors who will be attending a Montana university, college or vocational-technical school.   Applications are judged on the basi...

New law provides dyslexia screening

News from OPI MONTANA – Senate Bill 140 (the Montana Dyslexia Screening and Intervention Act) was signed into law on May 1 of this year after receiving overwhelming bipartisan support from the Montana Legislature. This law describes indicators for dyslexia and requires schools to screen for and pr...

DPHHS announces notice to enforce restriction on flavored e-cigarettes DPHHS announces notice to enforce restriction on flavored e-cigarettes

News from DPHHS MONTANA – The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services announced its notice of intent to begin enforcing emergency rules that temporarily restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarette products in Montana. Enforcement of the emergency rules begins on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 20...

Montana to participate in ‘Girls Go CyberStart Initiative’ Montana to participate in ‘Girls Go CyberStart Initiative’

News from the office of Governor Steve Bullock MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana will again partner with the SANS Institute to provide high school girls the opportunity to learn cybersecurity skills and compete for college scholarships through the 2020 Girls Go CyberSta...

Student enrollment is up statewide, but dwindling numbers threaten to squeeze rural schools

MONTANA — Like rural school administrators across Montana, Terry Public Schools Superintendent Joe Krause keeps a close eye on his enrollment numbers.  The Terry district, which serves Prairie County, population 1,100, has 134 students this school year, said Krause, who’s new to the super...

School safety professional development grants available

News from the Office of Public Instruction  MONTANA — State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced that applications are now available for school districts to apply for school safety professional development grants.  House Bill 601 was passed by the 2019 Legislature at the request of ...

Families learn about health at after-school night Families learn about health at after-school night

POLSON – About 300 people recently filled Linderman Elementary School to learn about staying healthy and share a nutritious meal. The families attended the first fall health and wellness resource night for elementary students from Polson schools.  Each student was given a “passport&rdq...

2020 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship now open for applications

HELENA — The Governor’s Office of Community Service, Reach Higher Montana, and Montana Campus Compact are pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship.  The Youth Serve Montana Scholarship was created to promote volunteerism among hi...

State test scores show little change in math, English proficiency

 News from the Office of Public Instruction  MONTANA – The Office of Public Instruction has released Montana’s 2018-2019 school year statewide assessment results for elementary and middle school students. The Smarter Balanced Assessment is used to show proficiency in math and Engli...


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