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Better Connections: Arkansas Rebuilds its Plodding K-12 Network into a Robust Broadband Service:




States rewrite education rules, with or without Race to the Top:


"Losing out on the federal grant "was more of an opportunity to lay out our plan for reform." Some of the states rejected for federal "Race to the Top" education grants are proceeding to revamp their ...


Rural Schools Lose Race To The Top:




Ten States Chosen to Receive 'Race to the Top' Funds :


The U.S. Department of Education selected 10 winners to share $3.4 billion in its "Race to the Top" competition. The District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New ...


Gazette opinion: Community key to preventing school dropouts in Montana - Graduation Matters!:


The Montana Office of Public Instruction recently improved data collection on dropouts so the numbers are verified and more accurate than every before, according to Denise Juneau, superintendent of public ...


Juneau Announces New Tool for Montana Schools to Measure Academic Success After Graduation:


Today, Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau announced the launch of a new tool that will help schools better measure the academic success of Montana students after they graduate. ...


Montana must do more to keep kids in school:


Montana recently made a top-10 list that no state wants to be on. The annual Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks our state 44th for having one of the highest (worst) rates of teens ...


Montana not among 18 finalists for "Race to the Top" education grants. Montana Superintendent Juneau Statement on Announcement of Race to the Top Finalists:


Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have been named finalists in the second round of the federal “Race to the Top” school reform grant competition, giving them a chance to win a share of $3 billion. Department ...
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The Case Against Summer Vacation:


When American students are competing with children around the globe who may be spending four weeks longer in school each year, larking through summer is a luxury we can't afford. Blame Tom Sawyer: ...
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Montana wins $11.5 million to turn around state’s lowest performing schools:


Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau announced Thursday that Montana will receive an $11.5 Title I School Improvement Grant to turn around the state’s most struggling schools. ...


Harlem Village Academy Students 100% proficient in Math and Science - John Legend leads the chorus of how schools can excel - "Waiting For Superman:":


CEO Deborah Kenny and John Legend - Grammy Award Winner and Co-Chair of Harlem Village Academies National Leadership Board - on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Full Video: http://www.harlemvillageacademies.org/video/archive/morning_joe_12010 *** Waiting ...


Washington Companies, nonprofits raising funds for early childhood education in Montana:


"Investment in early learning has a far greater return than literally any other (social) investment you can make." Mike Halligan, executive director of The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation http://www.dpwfoundation.org/ ...


Online teacher preparation program now accepting applications:


The NPTT program is designed to help seasoned professionals who possess degrees in endorsable majors transition into careers as secondary school teachers. The program leads to secondary teacher licensure, ...


Students learn about Montana Digital Academy :


On Tuesday night, the Great Falls Public School district helped students log on to a whole new world of educational possibilities by introducing them to the Montana Digital Academy http://www.montanadigitalacademy.org/ ...


Forget grade levels -- schools try something new:


Forget about students spending one year in each grade, with the entire class learning the same skills at the same time. Districts from Alaska to Maine are taking a different route. Instead of simply ...


International Baccalaureate Program Catches On in U.S. High Schools:


The alphabet soup of college admissions is getting more complicated as the International Baccalaureate, or I.B., grows in popularity as an alternative to the better-known Advanced Placement program. The ...


Montana Early Care Initiative - Strategic Investments for Early Childhood Development:


The Big Sky Institute for the Advancement of Nonprofits (BSI) http://www.bigskyinstitute.org today announced the launch of the Montana Early Care Initiative, a new BSI program to help strengthen the field ...


Bring school home - Montana Digital Academy offering free online classes this fall:


The Montana Digital Academy http://www.montanadigitalacademy.org/ will make it possible for students to get ahead, catch up or take classes that their high schools don’t offer, as well as offer home school ...


Failing U.S. Education Will Dumb Down Economic Growth:




Could Low Educational Attainment Be Slowing the Recovery?:


The employment numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on June 4, 2010, showed a large increase in temporary government employment due to the hiring of workers for the 2010 Census, but ...


Montana State University program helps high school students chart a path to careers in science:


Groups of students gathered in the sunshine outside of Montana State University's Roberts Hall recently, investigating objects labeled only with pieces of blue tape. The objects were rocks, and the ...


Montana aims to reduce dropout rate:


State Superintendent Denise Juneau made a pitch for school funding and for raising the age at which students can drop out when she was in Billings last week for the Montana State University Billings ...


PreK-3rd: Putting Full-Day Kindergarten in the Middle:




Microsoft's 'School of the Future' graduates first class - all going to institutions of higher learning:


When the Microsoft-designed School of the Future http://www.microsoft.com/education/schoolofthefuture/ opened, the facility was a paragon of contemporary architecture, with a green roof, light-filled ...


Investing in Innovation Fund :


A coalition of twelve private foundations will contribute $506 million to support U.S. education innovation and reform efforts. A portion of the contribution will be designated to match funds from the ...


Montana launches free online courses for high schoolers:


While many high school students in Great Falls enrolled in summer school courses online this year, a new state program is ramping up efforts to get students enrolled in online high school courses this ...


Studying Engineering Before They Can Spell It:




Montana's plan to 'Race to the Top' is innovative:


Last week, Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Board of Public Education Chairwoman Patty Myers, more than 700 local schools and I submitted Montana's Race to the Top application to the U.S. Department of Education. The ...


Gov. Schweitzer, Supt. Juneau Submit Montana’s Race to the Top Application:


Governor Brian Schweitzer and Superintendent Denise Juneau have submitted the state’s Race to the Top application and announced that a winning application could bring up to $74 million in federal funds ...


Thirty-Five States, D.C. Vie for "Race To The Top" Education Funding :


Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia applied for the second phase of the Race to the Top federal education competition as the application deadline passed Tuesday night. The states are ...

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