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Montana’s top educator links education to state’s economy

DILLON — Linda McCulloch dis covered this week that the issues facing Montana’s schools aren’t much different in Harlowton than they are in Dillon or Twin Bridges. By Perry Backus of The Montana Standard On…

Missoula ranks #5 Nationwide for Best College Town among Small Cities

GREAT COLLEGE TOWNS ePodunk study targets cultural and economic centers Your definition of a great college town probably depends on whether you’re a student, faculty member, townie, retiree or tourist. As more Americans look to…

Superintendent of Public Instruction Linda McCulloch to take off on bus tour

HELENA — For most of next week, Superintendent of Public Instruction Linda McCulloch and several members of her staff will be traveling central Montana in a big, yellow school bus. IR State Bureau Beginning Monday,…

Rural schools consider technology levies

Several rural Gallatin County schools are taking advantage of a new state law that authorizes them to ask taxpayers for money to buy and keep up computers. By NICK GEVOCK Chronicle Staff Writer "We figured…

Gamble sees bright fuure for MSU

Even with a possible budget cut of $1 million to $4 million looming, Montana State University President Geoff Gamble exuded confidence and optimism Monday in his state of the university speech. By GAIL SCHONTZLER Chronicle…

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…