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Regents' votes mark end of one Tech Park dream, start of second:


Montana State University won permission Tuesday to move campus offices into the Nopper Building, despite protests from five small high-tech companies that getting kicked out of the Advanced Technology ...


How big should Montana State University grow?:


Will MSU keep growing? What does university growth mean for the Bozeman community, economy and housing market? And what could slam the brakes on MSU's growth? What challenges lie ahead? By Gail Schontzler ...


Free Tech Camp For Native American Students, 7/10-13, Pablo, Montana:


A free four-day technology camp http://tech4good.skc.edu/ begins Monday for Native American students interested in developing their computer skills. The camp will be held at the Salish Kootenai ...


New private high school, The Bozeman Field School opening in Bozeman, Montana:


The Bozeman Field School http://bozemanfieldschool.org/ will focus on "place-based, expeditionary learning," said Andy Harris, co-founder and board chair. "This town, this state, the northern Rockies ...


Cure for small Montana university campuses won't be simple:


It comes as no surprise that advocates for the smaller Montana State University campuses in Billings and Havre are complaining they are neglected by the administration of the main campus in Bozeman. Both ...


Montana Gear Up Summer Camp for Young Native American Students at the University of Montana - September 2017:


Some Native American children in Montana are getting a big boost. That boost comes from a grant in the form of summer camp from Montana Gear Up https://mus.edu/gearup/. Montana Gear Up is an organization ...


Legislators from Billings and Havre frustrated that MSU's in charge of their hometown campuses. :


Legislators from Billings and Havre say their communities are frustrated with the way the Montana University System is organized and governed, which puts Montana State University in Bozeman in charge ...


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 ...

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