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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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Montana’s Jobs for Graduates Program Ranked Number One in the Nation

Montana's Jobs for Graduates program was ranked number one in the nation this week. Montana Department of Labor and Industry spokeswoman Casey Kyler-West said the program has proven to have a long list of positive outcomes.

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Governor Bullock Urges Students to “Make Montana Proud” in New Video

Students arriving in school this week and next are likely to receive a special message from Governor Steve Bullock telling them to "make Montana proud."

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Billings Teacher Confesses to Rape of 14-Year-Old, Receives 30 Days in Jail

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Billings Senior High School teacher who pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old student who later committed suicide has been sentenced to 30 days in jail by a judge who said the victim was "older than her chronological age" and "as much in control of the situation" as the teacher.

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Start Saving Now Because Stunning Research Reveals It Will Cost More Than $240,000 to Raise Your child

We all know raising a child isn’t cheap. But now we have an idea just how much we’re talking about.

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Montana Gear Up Teams With MAPS in St. Ignatius [AUDIO]

Montana Gear Up, a program designed to increase the number of first generation and low income students to attend college, is teaming up with MAPS Media Institute, (Media Arts in Public Schools) to create a short video during a summer camp going on this week in St. Ignatius.

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The University of Montana is Now Bound by Over 40 Rules Pertaining To Sexual Assault Investigations, Agreement Could Threaten Free Speech

Ever since the University of Montana agreed to abide by a Department of Justice resolution on reporting and dealing with sexual assaults, a free speech advocacy group known as the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has been making the case that the agreement puts student's rights at risk.

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Public Education Spending Dropped for First Time in 2011, but Not in Montana

The U.S. Census Bureau has been tracking state spending on public education annually since the 1970's, but in all of that time there had never been a year in which spending on public education went down.

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Second Grade Teacher Allegedly Taped Students’ Mouths Shut

Sure, kids can be a handful sometimes, but a second grade teacher in Colorado may have taken things too far when she allegedly taped the mouths of 28 students shut because they were being noisy.

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Students Protest Potential Budget Cuts at The University of Montana

Students at The University of Montana and some faculty met at the oval Today, May 1, to protest projected cuts in the university's budget.

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