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Creating commerce-Gonzaga U’s Hogan program offers entrepreneurial direction for students in any discipline

When Gonzaga University student Sarah Taylor was in high school, she knew she wanted to study marketing. By Rob McDonald Spokesman-Review Staff writer She had watched her dad run his own marketing and sales business,…

Successful reading program hopes for continued funding

“Let’s go to that page where you were confused,” teacher Kari Wald said, opening the small book and flipping to the middle. “Look at the picture,” she gently directs her 6-year-old pupil. “What do you…

State budget crunch could cost MSU millions of dollars

The state giveth and the state might taketh away. Montana State University may have to send back to the state treasury anywhere from $1.25 million to $4 million from the next academic year’s budget, according…

Things starting to change for MSU’s graduate TAs

We’re passionate about learning and love teaching, several history graduate students were saying one afternoon at Montana State University. By GAIL SCHONTZLER Chronicle Staff Writer But it’s hard to survive on the $629 a month…

School funding a hot state topic

HELENA – The intricacies of public school funding – usually left to a handful of legislators and school budget types – are becoming a hot topic in Montana, with meetings being held across the state…

Eye on space- EOS available to all Montana schools

Drummond junior high students get glimpse into NASA It was, in some respects, a typical computer class. By VINCE DEVLIN of the Missoulian "This won’t type," said one person. "Click on what?" said another. "My…

300 turn out for ‘Stand Up for Education’ meeting in Bozeman

Education in Montana is "slowly being starved to death," Bozeman School Superintendent Mike Redburn told a pro-education crowd Thursday night. By GAIL SCHONTZLER Chronicle Staff Writer Redburn was one of several speakers at the "Stand…

More funding for education? Depends on your perspective – Guest Editorial (What are your thoughts?)

Twelve statewide education organizations have joined together to promote a perceived need for more money for education from taxpayers. Taxpayers need and deserve clear, accurate information about school spending in order to support more funding….

Student teachers leaving Montana for greener pastures

Teacher-in-training Brenda Pieros was a bundle of energy Wednesday, showing kindergartners how to kick a soccer ball, getting kids to dance, shaking her maracas and smiling all the while. By GAIL SCHONTZLER Chronicle Staff Writer…

Panel focuses on class size, funding woes

That Montana’s education system is in crisis was the consensus of a group of about 150 local educators, parents and politicians who met Wednesday night at the College of Technology in Missoula. By SUZANNE COLONNA…