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October 14, 2014

Montana Governor to Push for State's First Investment in Preschool

Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, plans to ask the Montana legislature in November to set aside $37 million for the program in the 2017 biennial budget.

February 07, 2014

Expansion Planned for Urban-Rural Student Exchange Program

One Montana nonprofit tries to build connections between rural and urban students with exchange program.

November 07, 2013

How States Present—and Spin—NAEP Scores for the Public

Several states where 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress scores showed no statistically significant improvement chose to focus on how their students performed against national averages.

November 05, 2013

Montana Wins Federal Waiver for Testing Flexibility

State will use Smarter Balanced field tests in place of its own math and English/language arts tests in 2014.

October 03, 2013

Montana Seeks Waiver to Replace State Tests With Field Tests

The state proposes to set aside its math and English/language tests in 2014 and have students take the Smarter Balanced field test instead.

April 15, 2013

More on Montana Charters, Wisconsin Vouchers, and Iowa Teachers

Significant changes to teacher pay, charters, and tax credit scholarships are still up in the air in statehouses this year.

April 05, 2013

Could Montana OK Charters and Private-School Tax Credits All at Once?

Montana lawmakers are considering bills that would allow charter schools and tax-credits for private-school tuition in the state.

February 15, 2013

A Round-Up of School Choice Legislation Across the U.S.

From vouchers and tax credits to charter schools and parent trigger laws, many state legislatures are debating the merits and drawbacks of school choice.

July 14, 2010

Sex Education for Kindergarteners?

A proposed sex-education curriculum that would start for children as early as kindergarten is causing quite a stir in a Montana school district. The Helena Public Schools Board of Trustees heard public comment on the 62-page proposal for health education, which includes sex education in grades K-12...

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