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Grant applications now available for iGraduate Montana Challenge Fund

Grants ranged from $2,000 to $10,000, and many focused on bringing relevant career and college skills to students through strategies such as apprenticeships, work-based learning, mentoring, dual enrollment, career fairs and college visits.

This online program aims to prepare rural Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota kids for kindergarten. And it’s free.

Waterford is using grant money to start UPSTART pilot programs in five largely rural states: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. Offerings will be up and running by this fall.

Former Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, Ph.D. “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia” – 4/11 – Helena

He will speak at two events: a lunchtime Q&A session and an evening community lecture, entitled “From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin’s Russia.”

Students in Rural America Ask, ‘What Is a University Without a History Major?’

“Everyone is just scared to death about the bottom line,” Dr. Warren said. “The suspense movie music has reached its crescendo, and either something’s going to jump out from the corners or something really good...

Montana Aerospace Scholars Program Seeks High School Sophomores

This experience exposes students to the opportunity to work face-to-face with professional engineers, NASA scientists, university students and educators.

Montana sees record-high graduation rates in 2018

Montana is one of several states that has rolled out graduation-specific initiatives.

Utah’s approach to tech education could be a model for the nation

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is requesting $3.9 million in this year’s state budget to ensure that three different computer science courses are available in every Utah school by 2022.

Does Higher Education Still Prepare People for Jobs?

Universities could substantially increase the value of the college degree if they spent more time teaching their students critical soft skills.

Montana State University Mountains & Minds Fall 2018

Building a university of hope – Innovative Hilleman Scholars Program offers opportunity to students with ‘grit and potential’

Montana gets $4.2M federal preschool grant, but money won’t pay for new slots

It will go toward research, outreach and training to better understand and improve Montana’s existing preschool system.

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