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Gazette opinion: What Billings can learn from Missoula about education success

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February 8, 2016View for printing

If Billings had the same graduation rate as Missoula last year, 94 fewer students would have dropped out. The number of Billings dropouts from that class group would have been reduced by nearly half.

To improve its graduation rate, Billings community and school leaders ought to look carefully at Missoula's remarkable progress.

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Graduation Matters Missoula

We All can make a difference in students' lives! That is a core belief of Graduation Matters Missoula (GMM), a school/community partnership launched in January 2010 between Missoula County Public Schools and several Missoula businesses, nonprofit and service organizations. Graduation Matters Missoula has developed into a successful community-wide initiative that is focused on implementing innovative strategies that will significantly increase the graduation rate and reduce the dropout rate in MCPS schools to ensure all students graduate. Graduation Matters Missoula specifically addresses one of the District's five main goals - that all students can achieve, regardless of abilities or circumstances - and also a key program in the framework of the District's 21st Century Model of Education and Achievement For All Plan.


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The education system provides a new learning system for everyone. Most of the students can?t complete his/her study or work in a small company. But now education is upgraded and develop an online portal for every student who wants to grow fast and get a valuable degree. Online education is very useful and easy process to enroll in it, there are well-qualified teaching staff and professional lecturers who gives a new knowledge and awareness.

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