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School privatization schemes are being pushed in Montana

Montanans Organized for Education’s (MOFE) 16,000 members — including parents, students, community members and teachers — stand in opposition to school privatization (sometimes called “school choice” by proponents).

Momentum Continues in University of Montana’s First Year as ‘R1’ Research University

During the past decade, expenditures from research grants have more than doubled at the University. This past fall reported research expenditures were a record $126 million, up $4 million from the year before. UM experienced a 129% increase from the $55 million reported in 2014.

Startup Bootcamp for Life Science Entrepreneurs on March 6th – MSU Campus

This event is designed for investigators, graduate students, faculty, and early-stage founders launching or considering starting a life-science focused technology venture.

Reading, writing, and paychecks. What’s a teacher worth?

A teacher-turned-congresswoman, Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Democrat from Florida, introduced the American Teacher Act.

Designed as a four-year federal grant program, the bill, set to be reintroduced in Congress on Wednesday, would help states lift their starting teacher salaries to $60,000, boost pay for veteran teachers, and make cost-of-living adjustments tied to inflation.

Montana Governor Gianforte declares January as the Education Month on Jan 27.

WHEREAS, as our students learn, their parents, who are their first and lifetime teachers, deserve to have their voices heard and be a part of their child’s education; and,

University of Montana Bitterroot College announces 20% enrollment increase

UM officials hosted the roundtable of students, educators and valley business leaders at Bitterroot College to highlight the success of dual enrollment programs and workforce partnerships in the health care, biotech and trades/transportation sectors.

MSU Extension – The Remote Work Certificate course (RWC) Exit Survey

As we enter into the third calendar year of offering the Remote Work Certificate course, we thought it would be worth looking back on who has taken the course and why.

Economic outlook: Montana Tech looks ahead to new opportunities in 2023

Les Cook, chancellor of Montana Technological University, is excited for what the year ahead holds for the university, especially in the opportunities the institution will offer to students, faculty and community members.

Another Look at ‘Brain Gain’ in Rural Minnesota

Through flexible schedules and course offerings, remote learning options, and online degrees, one local community college is staying responsive to shifting community needs and supporting a region in desperate need of workers.

Educators invited to apply for workshop in Yellowstone about implementing curriculum on buffalo

The program recognizes the importance of revitalizing relationships between the Indigenous peoples and nations who relied on the buffalo as their primary source of food and products, the American bison, and the lands within and surrounding Yellowstone National Park, according to its website.