Montana schools

Bullock Pushes for Preschool
The Billings Gazette reports that Head Start is far and away the most stable public preschool program in Montana, where federally funded classrooms enroll students from Lame Deer to Libby, and most cities in between.
Gov. Steve Bullock is hoping the federal program that has yielded the first Montana-…
March For Our Guns Rally
Student organizers of a Montana march against gun violence are planning to relocate their March For Our Lives event after discovering that an event called March For Our Guns was scheduled for the same time in the state capitol. Students have reignited the national gun debate by calling for action in…
Protest May Bring Suspensions
CNN reports that students around the United States are walking out of class to demand tougher gun laws in response to last week’s deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, but some schools are threatening harsh punishments. The Needville Independent School District in Texas issued a warning Tuesday that…
Inappropriate Relations
Three recent investigations at three different Montana schools have revealed suspected inappropriate teacher-student relationships. The Montana Board of Public Education can discipline a teacher for reasons ranging from incompetence to gross neglect– or conviction of certain crimes and immoral…
Guns in MT Schools
As of Thursday, Hardin art teacher Nora Block is facing multiple felony charges after a handgun was found in her classroom over the weekend. According to a spokesman for the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office, Block knowingly possessed a firearm on school property and deliberately hid …
Teacher Shortage in Rural MT
Amid teacher shortages in rural Montana, many districts are going to a last resort option once again. In one case, a district had to choose whether to scrap a business education program, or employ the services of a secretary who’d recently received a degree in marketing...
Small Montana Schools Lose Federal Grants
As a result of changes in an already-cumbersome application process, some of Montana’s smallest rural schools lost out on a federal grant.  The Billings Gazette reports that Sand Springs is one of seven Montana schools that missed out on the money, according to the Montana Small Schools Alliance, fo…