Education

Montana changes sex ed policies for public schools

With heavy Republican support House lawmakers forwarded a bill on Thursday to change how sexual education is taught in Montana’s public schools. Senate Bill 99,...

UPDATED: Special needs ‘school choice’ bill tabled, chair said had too...

A bill that would lend taxpayer support to special needs students outside public schools — and one that's a priority for Gov. Greg Gianforte...

Montana campuses to get $38M for students with lower incomes

The last time the Montana Legislature directed money to college students who need it most, it set aside $2 million, and the private foundations...

Public education advocates praise funding bills, fear ‘school choice’ legislation

Last week, the House Education Committee stopped a bill opponents had deemed one of the most problematic this session for public K12 schools. House Bill...

Bill banning transgender women in K-16 women’s athletics passes second Senate...

Advancing one of the session's most controversial bills, Montana Senate Republicans voted Tuesday to pass House Bill 112 banning transgender female athletes from participating...

House Education takes up tribal college funding ‘inequities’

Here’s one silver lining to the way tribal colleges are funded, a method that creates heartburn for campus presidents. “There are only two states in...

Montana University System to get $1M for guns on campus

A million dollars looks headed to Montana University System coffers for the “full implementation of open and concealed firearms” on campuses — a shift...

College sports mean big money; bill would let students earn a...

Rep. Jimmy Patelis played football for Montana Tech, and he may soon present his old No. 43 college jersey on the Montana House floor...

CDC says it’s OK for students to sit 3 feet apart...

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials have revised their guidance to schools on how far apart students should be spaced in a classroom, now saying...

Bill pitches public charter schools

Rep. Ed Hill, R-Havre, pitched a bill to allow public charter schools in Montana and give parents and students flexibility — but other lawmakers...

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