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After a recent study, a Manhattan, Montana dairy farmer shows us where chocolate milk actually comes from:


You probably heard the recent survey, that 7% of adults think brown cows produce chocolate milk. That's why Montanan who work in agriculture stress that knowing where your food comes from is important. If ...


University of Montana Family Medicine Residency Program to Graduate 8 New Family Physicians:


Residents in underserved areas will gain eight new medical doctors on Sunday, June 25, when the University of Montana graduates its second class of family physicians from the Family Medicine Residency ...


UM Receives Grant to Support Native American Faculty in STEM:


University of Montana research team has been awarded a $1.8 million grant to promote professional success for Native American faculty in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The ...


Public comment invited for Montana State University reaccreditation:


The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is inviting public comment about Montana State University during its seven-year regional accreditation process. MSU is currently accredited by ...


Montanans have choices in making college more affordable:


In Montana, you don't have to be at the top of your high school class to be accepted to a flagship university. A 2.5 grade point average is adequate. The Montana University System is for the public, ...


Missoulian editorial - Montana should focus on expanding financial aid for college students in need :


Last month, the Montana Board of Regents voted to raise tuition for most universities and colleges in the state. The increases, while modest, still mean that a larger number of prospective students, both ...


Other states, schools, have different models to help students get college degrees:


If you're a Montanan bound for college and short on money, you might be better off applying to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill than a flagship at home. Or even a small private school in ...


Kids learn better when Bozeman teachers make parents part of the team:


Kids' reading and math skills can improve dramatically when teachers and parents work together on the same team. Two Hyalite School teachers delivered that message recently to the Bozeman School Board, ...


Gallatin Valley Farm to School receives $100,000 grant, looks to expand programs:


The Gallatin Valley Farm to School program http://gvfarmtoschool.org/ was selected to receive a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The federal program hands out 65 grants a year to ...


Montana lawmakers look into schools' special education funds:


Some parents of children with disabilities have complained for years that Montana public schools aren't doing enough to educate their kids. So have parents of gifted students. Meanwhile, some school ...


OPI seeks help with Montana's Every Student Succeeds Act plan:


Representatives from the Office of Public Instruction are asking stakeholders to participate in the drafting of the Montana's state Every Student Succeeds Act plan. The OPI will have Montana's state ...


Trout to Tray - Livingston, Montana school program raises rainbows -- trout and chard:


On an inconspicuous side of Park High School in Livingston, Montana I walk through the door of the school's Plant Growth Center to find a lush scene of gorgeous greens, herbs, plant starts, a fruiting ...


Governor Bullock Signs New Law Funding K-12 Broadband Upgrades:


New state investment will catalyze up to $20 million in crucial school broadband upgrades in Montana Montana Governor Steve Bullock today joined Woodman School officials and students in Lolo to celebrate ...


6-mill levy for Montana universities may be in trouble :


Every 10 years since 1948, Montana voters have agreed to impose a 6-mill property tax levy to keep tuition low for state college and university students, but there are signs that next year's ballot measure ...


Colstrip teen Bailey Quin Menahan named 'student of the year' by national group:


More than 45,000 students in 25 states and Puerto Rico are members of the Business Professionals of America this year. Just eight of those students were from Colstrip High School, and one of them, ...


Mentoring program succeeding in Bozeman schools:


The director of Thrive told the Bozeman School Board this week that a mentoring program is helping the academic performance of students and reducing dropout rates. Carrie Hook said Tuesday that 55 ...


Judge: Montana School Choice money can help private school students :


Montana's School Choice program can grant scholarships to students who attend faith-based schools, a state judge has ruled. District Judge Heidi Ulbricht ruled Tuesday that the state Revenue Department ...


Tuition increase passes for Montana University System:


The Montana University System will see some tuition increase in the coming school years. The Board of Regents for the Montana University System passed a tuition increased following a decrease ...


University of Montana baits summer students with free rent :


Summertime at UM seems made for marketing--at least that's the view of Tom Crady, the University of Montana's vice president for enrollment and student affairs. Missoula is packed with events, ...


University of Montana looks to save $4 million with buyouts:


The University of Montana aims to save $4 million a year with a set of buyout offers that might be only the first round of incentives to reduce faculty, according to a higher education official. ...


Opinion: Medicaid cuts would badly damage public schools:


Yesterday, as every day, teachers called the names of more than 140,000 students, as they took attendance in Montana's 821 public schools. For the thousands of children who file into our classrooms, school ...


Free Summer Meals for Montana Kids and Teens:


The School Nutrition Programs unit administers school-based child nutrition programs throughout Montana on behalf of the Office of Public Instruction's Health Enhancement and Safety Division. Program ...


Making a (business) pitch: Lacrosse gear made from recycled plastic impresses Judges In Great Falls, Montana High Schools "Shark Tank":


Reduce, reuse, Re-Lax--there's a new sustainable lacrosse head on the field. Young entrepreneurs Colton Rasmussen and Trent Cavanagh, seniors at C.M. Russell High School, added another accolade to ...


MSU growing, UM shrinking in latest estimates:


Budget recommendations going to the Montana Board of Regents this week forecast two more years of growth for Montana State University and two more years of pain for the University of Montana. Enrollment ...


Gazette opinion: The much bigger problem at MSU Northern:




Commissioner recommends 8.5 percent resident tuition increase at University of Montana:


The Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education is recommending tuition increases for University of Montana undergraduates for 2017-2018 academic year, including an average increase of 8.5 ...


Washington Elementary school program in Billings, Montana builds bridges in special education:


This year at Washington http://www.billingsschools.org/washington.html , special education classrooms were moved into the building's annex, a separate, adjacent group of rooms. Teachers decided to make ...


Missoula Writing Collaborative - 'Poetry saves lives':


The Missoula Writing Collaborative http://www.missoulawritingcollaborative.org/ , created in 1994, has brought creative writing instruction to approximately 39,000 students in 28 schools in western Montana. Our ...


Ideas Needed - Sentinel High School's Project Lead the Way Principles of Engineering class is looking for ideas for a green engineering final project.:


There are 24 smart and energetic students that want to make their mark and do something to 'green up' Sentinel's http://www.mcpsmt.org/sentinel campus. Last year our class built a 10x10 2L bottle ...


University Of Montana Computer Science Students Demo Night, 5/4, Missoula :


Five teams of students from the University of Montana's Computer Science department will present their projects. Many of these students are graduating seniors, while others are motivated juniors. Each ...

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