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Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares
The National Education Association warns that some of the progress in teacher pay could be jeopardized by the pandemic.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
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The U.S. Supreme Court is seen Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Washington.
The U.S. Supreme Court is seen Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Washington.
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Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Prohibition on Tax-Credit Scholarships for Religious Schools
The 5-4 decision involving a dispute in Montana appears to cast doubt on as many as 30 state constitutions that bar aid to religious schools.
Mark Walsh, June 30, 2020
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Education Trust Local School Leaders, a State Chief Says as Optional Reopening Date Nears
Montana Superintendent Elsie Arntzen offers practical advice to schools that could open as early as May 7, even as she says "how they open schools and how learning takes place is up to them."
Andrew Ujifusa, May 5, 2020
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Principal Kristina MacBury of Sarah Pyle Academy in Wilmington, Del., checks in with a student from her home office.
Principal Kristina MacBury of Sarah Pyle Academy in Wilmington, Del., checks in with a student from her home office.
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Student Well-Being Schools Struggle to Meet Students' Mounting Mental-Health Needs
Keeping up with students’ growing mental-health needs was a concern for districts long before the pandemic began. It’s even harder now, educators and psychologists say.
Arianna Prothero, May 1, 2020
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School & District Management One State Polls the Public on Whether to Reopen Schools
As Montana's governor pursues a plan to gradually reopen the state, the state education department is relying in part on public opinion to decide whether to reopen schools this year.
Andrew Ujifusa, April 20, 2020
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Protesters from eight local schools attend a demonstration organized by the Institute for Justice at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington during oral arguments in a case over tax-credit scholarships.
Protesters from eight local schools attend a demonstration organized by the Institute for Justice at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington during oral arguments in a case over tax-credit scholarships.
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Law & Courts High Court Leans Toward Support for Religious Schools
In a case from Montana, conservative justices suggested they were inclined to rule for parents who seek to reinstate a state tax credit funding scholarships for use at religious schools.
Mark Walsh, February 11, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Montana
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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Equity & Diversity What You Should Know About the Supreme Court Case the Education World Is Watching
The U.S. Supreme Court will arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case that's been closely watched by both friends and opponent of private school vouchers and tax-credit scholarship programs.
Evie Blad, January 20, 2020
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Law & Courts Long History Underlies Fight Over Religious-School Funding
The case being heard by the Supreme Court next week deals with a debate that has raged since the 19th century about federal education funding for private religious schools.
Mark Walsh, January 14, 2020
7 min read
Kelsey and Dusty Jones walk with their daughter, Cali, at Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell, Mont. Three different parents at Stillwater are plaintiffs in a case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court over Montana’s tax-credit scholarship program.
Kelsey and Dusty Jones walk with their daughter, Cali, at Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell, Mont. Three different parents at Stillwater are plaintiffs in a case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court over Montana’s tax-credit scholarship program.
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Law & Courts High Court Case Tests Religious Schools' Use of Tax-Credit Scholarships
A national debate over whether public funds may go to faith-based schools is high on the list of cases before the Supreme Court in the coming term, stemming from a dispute in Montana.
Mark Walsh, September 30, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Wealthier Enclaves Breaking Away From School Districts
Over two years, 27 communities have split from their home districts, and the new districts are mostly wealthier, whiter, and more property-rich than the ones left behind.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 30, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Montana
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
5 min read
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School & District Management Commentary What It Takes to Make Suicide Prevention a Priority in School
In the state with the nation’s highest suicide rate, this principal and a school counselor have zeroed in on student mental health.
Hannah Nieskens & Melissa Robbins, November 27, 2018
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School & District Management Former Montana State Superintendent Denise Juneau to Lead Seattle Schools
Former Montana state schools chief Denise Juneau will take the helm in Seattle, where she will be the city's third superintendent in six years. Juneau, the daughter of educators, was the first Native American woman elected to statewide office in the nation's history.
Corey Mitchell, April 5, 2018
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