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Ivy League or Also-Ran? Does It Matter?

The long march is almost over. This week, my daughter, like countless other high school seniors, will choose which college she will attend in the fall. Does it make a difference where she goes? By…

Department of Education Launches New High School Initiative

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) announced its "Preparing America’s Future" initiative. Contact: Kristin Conklin Education Policy Studies The initiative defines OVAE’s role in supporting President George W. Bush’s…

Oregon Adds Work Experience to High School Graduation Requirements

Oregon’s state Board of Education voted to require job experiences and skills for high school graduation effective in 2007. Contact: Kristin Conklin Education Policy Studies The new requirements mean that high school students will have…

Educating workers of the future

"There will never be enough money to take care of people who graduate without skills for the work force," Leaders of Rhode Island’s public and private colleges got together yesterday for an unprecedented discussion of…

Maine Schools begin to deploy wireless iBooks- (Can Montana be next?)

"We are going to demonstrate the power of one-to-one computer access in a way that will transform education" Gov. Angus King State of Maine In the past few weeks, the first shipments of iBook notebook…

Students plug free enterprise- Capitalism is a passion for some college students.

Speaking about everything from compounding interest and private property rights to currency valuations and the global economy, more than 300 students from eight campuses met in downtown Salt Lake City Wednesday to convince judges their…

South Dakota School Kids’ Grades Go Online

Parents of South Dakota public school students will soon be able to check their kids’ grades, attendance records and just about anything else they wanted to know about how – and what – their children…

UM mulls remedial plan for students

The University of Montana is con sidering a plan to gradually increase admission standards and eventually funnel “ at-risk” students to the College of Technology in Butte for the early years of their higher education…

Montana teachers among the lowest paid

WASHINGTON — Salaries for the nation’s teachers just barely kept pace with living costs in the 1990s, rising 31 percent to about $43,000, the nation’s largest teachers union said Monday. By Greg Toppo of The…

Montana Tech design team travels to New Mexico to defend title

Montana Tech students will use fish bones, wood bridges and chemistry to defend their title and the school’s reputation at a national design competition. By Barbara LaBoe, of The Montana Standard Fourteen students will leave…