In early December, the superintendents penned a letter to state Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen to express their disappointment with her leadership.
University of Montana head football coach Bobby Hauck is circulating an email saying that he did not read nor sign a controversial letter of support on behalf of state Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen.
The letter was sent by Mike Gehl, a trustee with Missoula County Public Schools, and Jim Riley, a trustee with District #89 Smith Valley in Kalispell.
Four county school superintendents from around the state have authored a letter of concern regarding state Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen’s leadership of the Office of Public Instruction.
“The bottom line is that for us to best do our jobs, we need you to be doing yours,” the superintendents wrote in the letter.
“These types of comments serve no purpose in championing parent voice in our public education arena,” Arntzen said in the statement Wednesday.
About 75 people gathered Monday night in Missoula for a discussion about parental rights featuring State Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen, local school board trustee Mike Gehl and other community leaders.
A recent survey found 41% of Montana high school students — the highest rate ever documented — self-reported symptoms of depression over the last year.
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.