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Coronavirus Pushes Schools Closer to a Computer for Every Student – What is your community doing?

“This is such a golden opportunity to transform teaching and learning into a more tech-based ecosystem,” said Leslie Wilson, the co-founder and former CEO of the One-to-One Institute, a nonprofit that consults with schools and districts.

‘Great urban exodus’ heads West to rural communities

This week’s Best of the West roundup explores the “great urban exodus” that has seen urbanites leaving cities behind in favor of rural western communities.

Montana fire lookouts: Alone on a peak to watch for wildfires

“People envy that I have this job,” “I don’t think I’ll ever give it up.”

Rural Students Are Less Likely to Go to College. Will the Pandemic Make Things Even Tougher?

Covid-19 has complicated everything about college — applications, classes, living arrangements, and extracurricular activities. Some administrators are trying to help rural students succeed in a rapidly changing educational environment.

Millennials, Restart Your Life in a Small Town – Montana Offers Exceptional Opportunities

If you’re looking for professional opportunity, a lower cost of living, and a community that appreciates what you have to offer, downsize your city of residence.

West Glacier workers test positive, isolate

An unknown number of business employees in West Glacier, Apgar and Whitefish have tested positive for COVID-19 and are isolated, according to Glacier National Park and Flathead County officials.

Grow Your Future at The Experience One Program at the University of Montana Western

You’ll have an advantage as you enter the workforce or continue on with graduate studies because your portfolio will already contain real-world educational experiences and projects.

Native PTAC and Amazon Collaboration – How to Become a Seller on the Amazon Business Marketplace Webinar – 7/29 – 11AM MST

Amazon has recently added 2 new certifications that allow government and business buyers the ability to search and buy from Sellers with these certifications: IEE/ISBEE Indian Economic Enterprise and SBA Certified-Native American Owned Business

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Gallatin College to host open house and live virtual events for 10-year anniversary – 7/30 – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m

In honor of its 10-year anniversary, Gallatin College MSU invites the community to a virtual 25-minute tutorial on personal cyber and network security on Thursday, July 23 as well as an open house with safe tours and demos on Thursday, July 30.

Montana Next Generation of Community and Economic Development Tools Report Released; Your Input and Recommendations Requested by July 27th

To help us prioritize our next steps, I am asking you to complete our brief survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NextGenComments   so we can hear from you – what topics and themes interest you.