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Gianforte signs bill greatly increasing education tax credit for private school

Sen. Ellie Hill Smith, D-Missoula, opposed the credit saying, “This is not for students, my friends. This is a tax break for the very wealthy.”

Gianforte vetoes Montana childcare task force – California Governor Newsom proposes prekindergarten for all

Former Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock took several swings at establishing a state preschool program during his time in office. Those efforts were rebuffed by the state’s fiscally conservative Republican Legislature.

Accelerate Montana’s Rural Innovation Initiative – UM Students: Check out this International Innovation and Entrepreneurship Course!

This program will teach you what is like to work with an international remote team working to crack economic inequity in rural communities using innovative, cutting-edge, lean startup tools to launch and grow sustainable businesses.

Guns on campus policy drafted, public comment session scheduled Wednesday

Faculty, student leaders urge Regents to challenge law

Missoulian editorial: Montana is set to drain public dollars for private education

The sheer size of the credit makes its intent unmistakable: to take public tax dollars from all Montanans, and use them to financially support private schools.

Cyber Defense two-year education program at the University of Montana

Students will gain skills in basic data analysis; programming; networking concepts; IT systems components; system administration; fundamental security design principles; cyber-threats and cyber-defense; cryptography; and policy, legal, ethics and compliance.

Virtual MSU Women’s Circle of Excellence Conference- 5/13 – 9AM MST

The conference will include a panel discussion, “Know Your Worth: Navigating the Employee & Employer Puzzle,” as well as sessions on marketing, building a business and community, resilience and more.

Grants help 21 women entrepreneurs pursue success through University of Montana program

The women’s entrepreneurial program – better known as Pursue Your Passions – provides the education and experience needed to help women achieve a more equitable and prosperous future.

University of Montana, Missoula business ATG connection benefitting students

In recent years, the University of Montana has been working to team up with local businesses to give students more opportunities for work-based experience to enhance their skill set upon graduation. The relationship they’ve developed with ATG’s Missoula-based office is at the forefront of this effort.

Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares

The average teacher in America is starting to get paid more, but the economic downturn caused by the pandemic could jeopardize any progress made, the largest national teachers’ union has warned.