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Graduation Matters Carnival, May 31st – June 3rd [EVENT]

In an effort to continue meeting graduation goals in the Missoula school district, Superintendent Denise Juneau has spearheaded Graduation Matters Montana. This local organization is on a mission to ensure that students in Montana state graduate and advance towards college and real-world professions.

According to their website, 65% of all Montana high schoolers are part of their community’s Graduation Matters program. That is 27,991 students! And in celebration, Townsquare Media is honoring graduates, along with their families and friends with a unique and exciting 3 days of fun:

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When is High School Graduation in The Missoula Area?

Many of us would agree that our high school days were without a doubt the most exciting days of our young lives. High school was where we made our first friends, joined a sports team, challenged our own knowledge, and went through our first trials and tribulations in social scenarios. And it’s with all of these fantastic memories that we can’t help but feel good for the newest batch of students who have literally passed the tests to get where they are now. So, the question is:

When do high school seniors in the Missoula area graduate in 2012?

These Missoula County Public Schools, as well as surrounding area school graduation dates were approved by both the Board of Trustees at their February 2012 meeting, and superintendents in the rural counties near Missoula.

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Is Getting a College Degree Worth the Money? — Dollars and Sense

As college tuition and contributions to college savings funds rise, experts are again examining the value of higher education and wondering if the cost is a good investment in someone’s future.

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Newest Mensa Inductee Has 159 IQ and Is… 4 Years Old?

What were you doing when you were 4? If you were anything like us, you spent your days trying to keep up with the complex plots of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’

Four-year-old Heidi Hankins from Winchester, England, however, taught herself how to read at a rapid pace, complete basic arithmetic and even draw accurate pictures of people. Her latest IQ test gave her a score of 159.

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State Wide & Regional News
State Wide & Regional News
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$4.6M to Fund Private School Scholarships in Montana

A Bozeman businessman has pledged $4.6 million so that Montana children from poor and moderate-income families can attend private schools.

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Parents Are Taking Out Student Loans for Kindergarten

Parents taking out a crippling loan to ensure that their child has a good education is nothing new. However, they usually wait until the child is in a grade that doesn’t have a finger painting class before they start slowly going into debt. 

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Higher Education Needs Reform

The President would like the nation to "invest" in higher education, I think the system needs an overhaul if we want to keep the money from going to waste.

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Study Rates Montana’s Higher Education Numbers [Audio]

The Lumina foundation recently published a report called "A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education." The Director of State Policy for the Lumina Foundation, Elizabeth Gutierrez spoke with KGVO news about the Nation's progress and Montana's progress in particular.

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Senior Citizens Are Stuck with $36 Billion in Student Loans — Dollars and Sense

While educational debt is generally thought to be the problem of younger people, new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reveals a startling fact: Americans ages 60 and over collectively owe $36 billion in student loans.

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Montana’s Graduation Rate Shows Slight Improvement

The percentage of Montana students who graduate from high school has risen over the past decade, though state officials say the dropout rate remains a problem they hope to cut in half in the next two years.

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