Montana officials marked the state's American Indian Heritage Day with a ceremony at the Capitol’s Tribal Flag Plaza on Friday.
Earlier this year the Legislature passed House Bill 112, a Republican-sponsored bill that banned transgender women from competing in women's high school and college sports.
A protest Tuesday night on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn drew a large crowd of people who support an optional masking policy in Billings Public Schools and ended with the demand that Superintendent Greg Upham change the district's mask requirement.
The lawsuit claims one school used Indian education funding to purchase a book described as showing the "actual hero of Thanksgiving was neither white nor Indian, but God."
Federal agencies in the last week have begun pointing to laws prohibiting transgender women from participating in women's sports as discrimination.
A recent thoughtful and well-reasoned attorney general’s opinion on “critical race theory” from Austin Knudsen has people on the left stamping…
Some, including the Democratic members of the state's American Indian Caucus, worry a lack of clarity could have a chilling effect on the state’s constitutionally required Indian Education For All program.
“This is an effort, led by the highest office in the nation, to replace neutrality in teaching with slanted propaganda," said Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen.
Montana applied for a waiver in February, asking to not have to administer the statewide reading/language arts, mathematics and science assessments this spring.
The bill expands on the school choice tax credit program the U.S. Supreme Court revived last year.
Montana's share of the COVID-19 aid is likely to be more than the general fund portion of the annual state budget.
“I think the current law unnecessarily restricts the pool of candidates for Superintendent of Public Instruction," said Rep. David Bedey.
House Bill 279 increases the private school scholarship tax credit from a maximum of $150 to $200,000.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spent 30 minutes Thursday morning speaking to a group of roughly 75 voters at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center, imploring them to vote for Sen. Steve Daines.
"We followed the federal law and our hands were tied," said a spokesperson for the Office of Public Instruction.
It may be carbon copy from 2016's ballot, but the climate for this year's Superintendent of Public Instruction race is drastically different from four years ago.
After interviewing the Republican and Democratic candidates in Montana’s down-ballot races, the Independent Record editorial board is pleased …
Billings law enforcement officials suggested Friday that increased substance abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic will affect schools and students.
The two candidates vying to head Montana’s public school system returned to well-worn themes in a Sunday morning debate.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney reiterated his support Thursday for a statewide voluntary pre-kindergarten program for Montana 4-year-olds.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock stood by local public health officials amid pushback against rules barring spectators from school events like sports in some counties, including Yellowstone.
Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen came out against rules in some counties barring spectators from high school events like sports and music performances in an unusually sweeping statement from the state's highest ranking education official.