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GARY AND HIS WIFE, SUSAN, first came to Montana more than 30 years ago. He was hired to coach basketball and teach driver's education in Shelby. It's where their children, Don and Sarah, were born. Gary enjoyed it in Shelby. "Immensely," he says. "The last four years I was teaching four classes a ...
"The University of Montana's mission is to provide a high-quality and accessible education at a worldclass research university," reads the new mission. "We shape global citizens who are creative and agile learners prepared to build and sustain communities. As Montana's flagship university, we ...

Students from Montana and Vermont will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station next week as part of NASA's Year of Education on Station. NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Scott Tingle will answer questions about life aboard the space station, NASA's deep space exploration plans ...
According to a press release from the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, fifteen communities have been selected for iGraduate Montana Challenge Fund grants in the initial year of the new program. Grants of up to $10,000 were awarded ...
The second-in-command at Montana's state education agency has announced his resignation. Tim Tharp, deputy superintendent at the Office of Public Instruction, sent an email to OPI staff on April 18. He was appointed by Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Artnzen in December 2016 after ...
Ducey also proposed to restore education funding from recession-era cuts, by $371 million phased in over the next five years. But Arizona Educators United had called for 20% pay raises for teachers by next school year, and to completely restore education funding to 2008 levels. The coalition and the ...

I am a lifetime educator, Montana native, community advocate, product of public education, have taught for 17 years at the college level and am a parent with children currently in elementary, middle and high schools in Great Falls. I am very familiar with federal education policy, Montana state curriculum ...
Montana is facing a severe labor shortage as the population ages out of the workforce without enough workers to fill the vacancies they leave, much less .... working as well as making sure Montana's education system is training people for the jobs that actually exist when they leave college or high school.
As a current student and aspiring engineer, I can attest firsthand to how public higher education is so incredibly beneficial. I come from Colorado originally, and was accepted to a prestigious engineering school there. However, I chose to come to Montana State in large part due to its affordability, and I'm ...
Career Services, under the guidelines of the Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CEIA) recognizes distinguished achievement and excellence by annually highlighting students who have excelled in or made significant impact in work-integrated learning and demonstrate quality of degree-related work, initiative, ...
In her line of work she said opioid abuse is a serious issue with youth in Montana. “Yes, we are finding the opioid abuse and addiction is a big deal in Helena, and we certainly weren't spared the epidemic crisis here at all,” said Gardner. Gardner said education is great way to help people understand what ...
“The education that I received, an education I think UM gives people, is exactly the type of education (people need today),” Bodnar said during an April 19 interview, citing the university's well-documented reputation in arts and humanities and sometimes lesser-known accolades in science, technology and ...
MEA-MFT inducted me into the Montana Teachers Hall of Fame. It wasn't so much because I was a good teacher. I know plenty who were better. But like all teachers, I learned more than I taught in public schools, and one lesson in particular struck me so profoundly that I continued to teach it long after I left ...
Jenni Graff, Economic Development Director for the Missoula Economic Partnership commented, “When companies visit Montana and see firsthand our talented workforce, robust education options, and the expanding collection of small, innovative companies that choose Montana as their home – the choice becomes pretty ...
Alison Harmon, dean of MSU's College of Education, Health and Human Development, said the idea for LIFE Scholars started with Project Search, based at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital. It trained six students with disabilities a year in job skills - and included an internship in Harmon's office.
Chelsea Elander, the spouse of University of Montana President Seth Bodnar, has been playing a significant role in the flagship's preparation for a recruitment project ... "The rest is in the hands of those still working hard to find the smartest, most efficient ways to tell the wonderful story of a UM education!".
An autopsy performed at the Montana State Crime Lab showed that Dietrich had died of intoxication from U-44770, the powder she had ingested. The tragic death left Dietrich's loved ones wanting more education and more awareness about the dangers of the potent drug that took their beloved Natalie.

... which keeps college in Montana more affordable, making sure that higher education isn't only available to the privileged and promoting socio-economic diversity on our campuses. I urge you to join me in voting yes on the 6-Mill Levy in November. It is an investment in upcoming generations and the future ...
The other finalists were Thomas Walthall of Stevensville Middle School; Noah Horning of Ben Steele Middle School in Billings; Anson Joyes of Westby School; Ashlynn Everett of Target Range Middle School in Missoula; Robert Stimpson of Montana City Middle School in Clancy; and Hudson Rohrer of ...
DeAnn Jones is excited to have won a grant from the Montana STARS Preschool program, which aims to educate Montana 4-year-olds to improve their chances of success in kindergarten, in school and in life. Thanks to the STARS grant, Jones is able to offer full-day daycare for $315 a month at ...
"A variety of skills are considered to be moderately or very important for chief enrollment officers, including statistics/data analysis, marketing/public relations, personnel/resource management, higher education administration, writing and business management," said the report, citing a survey from 2012.
In 1976, Bandy became the interim president of Western Montana College, serving in that capacity until 1978. He left Western to become the Chief Deputy Commissioner of Higher Education in Montana and served as acting Commissioner of Higher Education from September 1978 until June of 1979 when ...
Johnstone, who said he was stepping down with regret for personal and family reasons, gave a ringing endorsement of the value of public higher education. He told fellow regents that in his 50-year professional and business career, he has seen “the value and importance of education to our nation's ...
Educators from across the state came to Great Falls College-MSU to learn about techniques they can use to teach kids as young as kindergartners all the way through high school. “Starting at a young age, they are really looking at awareness, getting outside and seeing the world they live in. It's important to ...
George Bandy began his teaching career at Grant Union High School in Sacramento in 1952, later moving to Montana to coach and teach at Belgrade High School. In 1956, he began his career in higher education when he joined the faculty at what is now Montana State Northern. During his time at Northern, Bandy ...
The 27th annual Montana Environmental Education Association Conference kicked off on Thursday in Great Falls. Educators from across the state came to Great Falls College-MSU to learn about techniques they can use to teach kids as young as kindergartners all the way until high school. “Starting at a ...
Dan Edelman, executive vice president for administration and chief financial officer of the University of North Texas at Dallas, will become chancellor of Montana State University at Billings and its City College on May 7. Mary Ellen Caro, vice president for enrollment management and learner services at ...
Submitted Photo Carol Juneau, an advocate for education equity, is enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes. She served in the Montana Legislature for a number of years. She was recently honored with the 2018 Jeannette Rankin Award. According to ACLU information, Carol, a powerful advocate for ...
Between January and June of 2017, Montana added 18,000 bee colonies, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data. That's a small percentage of the some 1.2 million added in the U.S. over the same period, but Hull said that, anecdotally at least, beekeeping is booming in the Gallatin Valley.
The three finalists are Jon Harbor, executive director of digital education and associate vice provost for teaching and learning at Purdue University in Indiana; Tim Dunnagan, dean of the ... Dunnagan also worked at Montana State University as the Health and Human Development department head.
The institute counted 1,720 foreign students in Montana in 2017 with an estimated economic impact in the state of $52.8 million. ... that the 2016-2017 school year marked the 11th consecutive year of growth in the total numbers of international students in higher education in the United States, with a record ...
Jon Harbor, executive director of digital education and associate vice provost for teaching and learning at Purdue University in Indiana, will visit March 15-16. Thursday, March 15, a faculty forum will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the UC Theater; Friday, March 16, a public forum will take place from 4 ...
It's a legacy worth celebrating: 125 years of higher education in Montana. Here's 25 things you should know about higher education in the state. 25. The celebration: At the University of Montana, Charter Day recognizes the February 15, 1893 founding of the university. This year UM marks it with a Birthday ...
The gap is closing between Montana and the rest of the country on a national test — but not in a way that favors the Big Sky state. Scores for Montana students on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, which is given every two years to a sample of students, dipped in all categories but ...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's deputy commissioner of higher education has been selected as Carroll College's next president. The Independent Record reported Monday that John Cech was selected by a search committee and the school's board of trustees. Cech has worked for the Montana ...
Last month, French Montana launched his We Are the Dream campaign to help undocumented immigrants get the opportunity to further their education, amid the uproar surrounding Congress' plans to end DACA. Today (March 7), French Montana teamed up with People Chica to write a powerful letter on ...
240 Small Montana Schools Will Receive Patriotic Education Boxes. Nick Chrestenson. April 25, 2018 ... "What Jane has learned living in the tiny town of Clancy is that a lot of the small schools across Montana kind of get ignored when it comes to material," Reneau said. "Our big schools in ...
Renae Young has accepted the invitation of the Montana Conference to become superintendent of education and youth ministries director. Young will transition from the Upper Columbia Conference in July once she finishes the current school year as principal of Yakima Adventist Christian School in ...
After 25 years as President/CEO of Special Olympics Montana, Bob Norbie will be changing roles, and will become the director of the Special Olympics Montana “Reveal the Champion in All of Us” endowment campaign. Norbie said in a press release, “This change has been a critical part of our strategic ...
Out of eight states in the region, only Alaska and Wyoming have sharper declines than Montana in the number of train accidents over the last decade. Puyear credits the decline in accidents to partnerships between the PSC and the railroad industry to promote safety education. A 2015 legislative audit of the ...
John Cech, search committee chair and deputy commissioner of academic, research, and student affairs for Montana's Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education led the 18 member search team. “The campus and the community will enjoy meeting these finalists,” Cech said. “This is a very strong slate ...
Tabish is an education program officer with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. He's currently sharing his office with the ram's skull and horns. "It leaves you a little speechless to look at it," says Tabish. "I've never seen an animal like this before and I've lived in Montana my whole life." The ram was measured ...
In Missoula, Montana, a current art exhibition includes a cardboard rendition of President Donald Trump's border wall, complete with windows and wildlife doors. There's also a greenhouse made of wood along with an easy chair for relaxation, a climbing wall fashioned out of discarded materials like bottle ...
HELENA — Pop quiz: Which is better, the wooden grave marker of an outlaw or the first ornate nitrous oxide tank used for dentistry in Montana? Which tells the story of Montana better: mountain man Jim Bridger's gun or the silver punch bowl of the USS Montana? Which do you favor: Congresswoman ...
Recent investigations at three Montana schools have revealed suspected inappropriate teacher-student relationships. The state Board of Education oversees teacher certification and can consider the suspension or revocation of teacher certificates. "A student-teacher relationship, whether they've reached ...
Montana's Office of Public Instruction is arguing that neither the agency nor its superintendent was required to provide a free and appropriate public education for a 16-year-old student with disabilities who was allegedly removed from his school and placed in a church basement to do things like sort nuts ...
Tiana Pierce is pictured recently at the Butte High Career Center on Front Street with her daughter, Lorelai, who turns 1 in February. Center staff has played a significant role in Pierce's success as a student. Pierce said the instructors work with her to complete coursework and help her learn the skills she ...
After conferring with university chancellors, registrars, public information officers, as well as the Commissioner's Office of Higher Education, I believe that Mr. Burnett has exaggerated and sensationalized the enrollment numbers at Montana campuses. As across the nation, when the recession hit Montana, ...
The focus of the report this year is on higher education, a sector that's still critical to Montana's economy but showing some changes in how people perceive the value of a degree. However, there are other high points in the report. That includes timber, where a boom in the commercial and residential ...
Some 45 percent of Montana students or 65,000 kids are considered “at risk” of dropping out — because of poverty, low family income or frequent moves. For their education, the federal government provides more than $47 million in Title I grants, while the state contributes just $5.4 million. The chances of ...


 

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