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New Common Core Tests to Cost Montana $2 Million, $27 Per Student More.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — It will cost the state of Montana about $2 million, or $27 per student, to administer and score the new battery of K-12 Common Core-aligned tests.

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CodeMontana Students Are Now Able to Receive College Credit for Classes

The CodeMontana project put together by RightNow Technologies founder Greg Gianforte and Startup Bozeman founder Rob Irizarry has already enrolled nearly 1,200 students, but students that enroll before September 8 will have a new opportunity: earning college credits.

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Pending Teacher Firings Met With Protest in Florence

Hand drawn signs reading, “Save Buckner” were posted outside of Florence-Carlton High School this morning, April 30, after children found out that a beloved German teacher would likely be cut from the staff.

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Historic Grantsdale School to Reopen This Fall as a Private School

In 2013, one of Montana’s longest running schools closed its doors for what many thought would be the final time, but it appears that fear will be short lived.

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Helena Public Schools Shut Down, Again, Because of Bomb Scare

Parents in Helena are going to have another frazzled and confusing day as students at all public schools are being evacuated because of a bomb threat, the third in one week.

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Governor and First Lady Bullock to Join “The Dude” in Darby to Talk About School Breakfast

Governor Steve Bullock says he plans on visiting a classroom in Darby the week of March 17, where he will be making an appearance with a movie star.

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University of Montana Enrollment Drops by 971 Students, Decline “Expected”

The University of Montana released its 2014 spring enrollment numbers today, February 27, and are reporting total enrollment of 13,544 students, a decrease of 971 students from last fall. 

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Most Montana Eight-Year-Olds Not Proficient at Reading, Study Says

The recently released National Association of Education Progress report for 2013 used standardized test results to show that most American eight-year-olds (66 percent) were not proficient at reading. The numbers, as collated by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, show that Montana children fare little better.

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Bow Hunter Education Classes in Missoula Are Set to Start at the Beginning of 2014

Even though hunting season feels like it just wrapped up, bow hunter education classes will be starting in a few weeks.

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Montana Starting to Fund Universities Based on Performance, More Changes Underway

This week, November 20, the Montana Board of Regents will meet to discuss a variety of issues including the state's falling university enrollment numbers. One of the main topics will be the Complete College Montana Program, which hopes to increase graduation rates.

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