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Montana Office of Public Instruction gathers feedback on how the school year went during COVID-19

While not fully representative of students and educators in Montana, the responses offer an idea of trends like how students were able to access the internet or how engaged they were in remote lessons.

Montana Code Girls’ social app a semifinalist in national challenge

Sit With Us, a mobile app developed by 11-year-old Josephine Morrison of Bigfork and 10-year-old Juliet Skinner of Kalispell to combat bullying and loneliness at the lunch table, has made it to the semifinals in the junior division of the Technovation Girls international coding challenge.

New Montana childcare scholarship offers up to $2,000 for working families

If you have children between the first and fifth grade, the Elementary Out of School Time Child Care Scholarship helps cover a variety of programs, on top of licensed childcare. 

Purdue University Global launches free course on remote work

The five-module, self-paced course is designed to be completed in five to seven hours. It will provide organizational employees and leaders with the knowledge and resources to effectively contribute in remote work contexts.

Life in 2050: A Glimpse at Education in the Future

Thanks to growing internet access and emerging technologies, the way we think of education will dramatically change.

Boise State University – Venture College – Propelling Students to Launch a Venture – Reverse Pitch Competitions

Reverse pitch competitions present current challenges faced within a community and/or industry for participants to solve and form into ventures. Teams pitch their solutions for cash prizes, and this year’s finalists from each competition will pitch during Boise Entrepreneur Week!

Montana med school clash revives for-profit vs. nonprofit flap

Montana is one of only four states without a medical school, making it fertile ground for one.

Montana Senator Jon Tester’s Bill Aims to Address Critical Doctor Shortage in Montana

Tester’s Rural Physician Workforce Production Act strengthens partnerships between medical schools and rural hospitals, recruits new residents to frontier communities

University of Montana ‘Happiness Course’ a Bright Spot for Local Residents During Pandemic

“Old age is not an easy road to travel in the best of times,” said 87-year-old Missoula resident Lidia Donahue.

Video – How Brain Implants Will Revolutionize Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) experts are suggesting that learning may become obsolete in 20 years due to brain implants. Yes, you read that right: brain implants!