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Montana families continue to face a preschool desert

“I’m not talking about the opportunity for us to spend money for cute little boys and girls to sit criss-cross applesauce and read Dr. Suess books,” O’Brien said. “I’m talking about brain development so that our children are ready to learn and ready to work.”

New development planned for MSU’s Innovation Campus

Having the space will help attract new businesses to the campus and to the Bozeman-area, Sharpe said.

Making the case for public pre-K in Montana

Despite pilot programs highlighting the benefits of early education in recent years, Montana families continue to face a preschool desert

Montana to use American Rescue Plan funds to support K-12 schools and students

Top priorities include: Student mental health, integrating social and emotional learning and addressing the impact of loss instructional time.

University of Montana female professionals sue, alleging discriminatory “brick wall” for careers

“UM did not create a glass ceiling for these women’s careers,” the lawsuit said. “UM created a brick wall for these women’s careers.”

Montana State University seeks businesses and others to sponsor senior engineering projects

Sponsors don’t need to be located in the Bozeman area.

Flathead Valley Community College Offers New Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Preparatory Course

Program is geared toward potential military recruits and anybody else considering secondary education

Rural Montana schools are understaffed. Licensing obstacles are making it worse.

Last year, 137 Montana schools employed unlicensed teachers, more than half of them in rural areas. MTFP partners with The Hechinger Report to investigate how continuing barriers to teacher certification are impacting administrators, teachers and classrooms.

Bozeman, Montana’s young entrepreneurs showcase businesses at Children’s Business Fair

The Acton Children’s Business Fair is not unique to Bozeman — it’s a global affair. The fair is a program developed by Acton Academy, a worldwide alternative model to schooling that’s based on a one-room school structure with a multi-age classroom. Acton schools have held 850 fairs across 16 countries — this fair was happening the same date as one in Romania.

Boulder, Montana community group wants to start childcare program – New pilot program, Childcare Connect Montana, is helping childcare facilities stay staffed

The leaders of the working group have begun the process of creating a nonprofit organization. They’re seeking a grant to hire a childcare coordinator, and Hesford has been trying to recruit people to start the process of becoming licensed providers.