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ImagineIf Libraries in Montana providing tech assistance during COVID-19 pandemic

Gidden says thanks to the program, the ImagineIf libraries in Kalispell, Columbia Falls and Bigfork have about 25 hot spots, tablets — and soon iPads — available for people to check out using their library card. She told MTN News that she’s hoping to have iPads available for check out by the end of August.

Rural school districts dealing with internet accessibility issues as kids learn from home

“This country, in the 20th century, we electrified America and we got phone service to everyone in America. It’s past time that mentality with internet service it needs to happen,” said Dr. Nichols.

Rural families without internet face tough choice on school

As in other places, parents and officials are concerned about the virus, but dramatically limited internet access here also means kids could fall seriously behind if the pandemic keeps them home again.

College Shuts Down 20 Parties As Officials Say Reopening Is ‘Recipe For Disaster’

At least 20 were shut down, most between 25 and 50 attendees, for violating state coronavirus orders banning large gatherings.

Montana Governor Steve Bullock says re-opening schools must require masks, in hard-hit counties

“Learning to live with the virus … isn’t ignoring it, or denying it, or thinking it will magically disappear,”

Montana State University moves to revise rules on open meetings

The proposed changes would bar the public and reporters from meetings of temporary task forces, and make it easier to close meetings if an individual’s right to privacy would be infringed.

Flathead Valley Community College explores expansion of Libby, Montana campus

Still in the early stages, the proposal could see the Libby campus expanded to include every occupational training program offered by the Kalispell-based community college.

Montana allocates $50M to bolster child care amid pandemic

Governor Steve Bullock today announced he will direct $50 million to increase child care options for Montana families and bolster the state’s child care infrastructure in response to COVID-19.

Children are not immune to the Coronavirus – New York Times

In the last two weeks of July, nearly 100,000 children in the United States tested positive for the coronavirus

Why Finland has the best education system in the world. This is how education in Montana should be taught. Let’s start improving the system today.

Ninety-three percent of Finns graduate from academic or vocational high schools, 17.5 percentage points higher than the United States, and 66 percent go on to higher education, the highest rate in the European Union. Yet Finland spends about 30 percent less per student than the United States.