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University of Montana – New $6 Million Grant Promises Greater Insights Into Biological Data

“This proposal will create models for the biological sciences based on large data sets in the areas of genomics, community ecology and time series of ecosystem fluxes,”

The 3 Skills Employers Need That Schools Aren’t Teaching

Employers consistently cite three skills new employees don’t have. Educational models need to change to equip the next-generation workforce with the ability to communicate, problem-solve and consider the future.

The U.S. education system is in crisis. Now’s the time to reinvent it

The pandemic is exacerbating the deep, underlying inequalities of the United States education system.

Our students can’t wait any longer. We must bring the internet to everyone

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the depths of the digital divide in this country. It’s time for lawmakers to step up and provide broadband to all families.

Echoes for the future — 2070 time capsule in place in new Missoula library thanks to Geoff Badenoch

“In the early 2000s, when we did the Bank Street Park project we did a time capsule,” the former director of the Missoula Redevelopment Agency said. “It was kind of on my mind that it would be a great way to commemorate the new library.”

Montana State University Billings seeking input from community in hiring a new chancellor

MSUB is holding three meetings Thursday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Glacier Room at the Student Union Building. MSUB says in a release they will further explain and answer questions on the search timeframe and all-around process in hiring a new chancellor.

America’s Moral Obligation for Universal Broadband

Too little progress has been made to ensure that high-speed Internet is available to all. As the pandemic has demonstrated, far too many still don’t have what they need to function in a virtual world.

Montana State University receives $1.3 million grant to help first-generation students succeed

“This grant is an important component of our access mission as a land-grant university,” Kearns said. “It positions our campus to leverage existing resources and to build student support programs that transform lives.”

Spillover: Understanding the Origins of Pandemics – Wednesday, August 26th from 6:00-7:00 pm – Online

A Community WebEx Event Featuring David Quammen and Raina Plowright

The Pandemic Is Forcing Everyone to Face the Digital Divide

Attempting to teach and learn from home has put a tremendous strain on all parents, teachers, and students, but for families without access to high-speed broadband or the (proper number of) devices for kids to work off of, the upcoming school year poses the possibility that those children will fall even farther behind.