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College Students Can Future-Proof Their Careers With These Five Skills

Students will need to learn new skills, as well as hone some older skills, to keep pace in rapidly developing fields, educators say.

‘Never seen it this bad’: America faces catastrophic teacher shortage

“I have never seen it this bad,” Dan Domenech, executive director of the School Superintendents Association, said of the teacher shortage. “Right now it’s number one on the list of issues that are concerning school districts … necessity is the mother of invention, and hard-pressed districts are going to have to come up with some solutions.”

One week left to apply for Reimagining Rural Montana

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Can NYC ( and Your Community) Learn from Car-Free School Streets in Paris, London and Tirana?!

A movement to ban cars from streets near schools is taking off around the globe, with cities from Vancouver to Auckland now maintaining more than 1,200 car-free zones on streets outside schools to protect children from traffic and air pollution.

Montana State University’s Mountains and Minds Magazine – Spring 2022

This issue includes several long-form stories of state-wide and regional interest with accompanying photos.

To Retain Nurses and Other Staffers, Hospitals Are Opening Child Care Centers

Nationally, only about 1 in 10 workers have access to employer programs that cover some or all of the costs for child care services — either on the job site or off — according to a report published last year by the U.S. Department of Labor. The health sector seems to be doing more: About one-third of U.S. hospitals offer child care benefits.

John Oliver takes a troubling look at the state of mental health care in the U.S. – New Montana study highlights first-hand experiences with mental health and addiction services

“If we want to be a society that truly respects and values mental health, we have to respect and value mental health care.”

ImagineIF Library Staff in Kalispell, Montana Honored with Intellectual Freedom Award

Current and former staff members will be recognized by the Montana Library Association for resisting book challenges

Students With Mentors Reap Personal And Academic Benefits

Anyone can benefit from having a mentor but for young people, mentors provide an especially helpful blend of guidance, insight, confidence, and friendship. A mentor’s support can help us deal with issues we’re currently experiencing and develop skills we’ll use for the rest of our lives.

Powwow Season in Full Bloom in Montana – Montanta Pow Wow Calendar

The Kickingwoman household, from the Blackfeet Reservation in northern Montana, spent the months main as much as powwow season getting ready for a summer season on the highway, attending a distinct powwow every weekend.