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U.S. Secretary of Education Approves Montana’s ESSA Plan

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that she has given her approval to Montana’s state plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Superintendent Arntzen spoke on the phone with Secretary DeVos this afternoon about Montana’s plan.

Superintendent Arntzen Announces Montana’s Graduation, Completion, and Dropout Rates for 2016-2017 School Year

HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced today Montana’s 2016-2017 school year graduation, completion, and dropout rates.

Superintendent Arntzen Receives Positive Initial Feedback on Montana’s Federal Education Plan

HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen and Office of Public Instruction (OPI) staff received initial feedback from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) today on Montana’s proposed education plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

Superintendent Arntzen Announces Suicide Prevention and Response Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Members

HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen has selected 16 people to serve on the Suicide Prevention and Response negotiated rulemaking committee (Committee). 

OPI to Host Innovative Learning Conference

The Office of Public Instruction is hosting a conference in Helena November 30th through December 1st titled “Celebrating Innovative Learning”.

Superintendent Arntzen’s Statement on Implementing the Governor’s Education Budget Reductions
State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen submitted her education budget reductions today as requested by the Governor’s Office of Budget and Program Planning. Through her conservative leadership, Superintendent Arntzen has been able to avoid reductions to direct school funding while absorbing...
Superintendent Arntzen Offers Special Session Solutions to Help State Cash Flow and Keep Schools Whole

State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced the legislative proposals that she is recommending legislators take action on during next week’s special session.

OPI Encourages Schools and Parents to Promote Good Habits on Teen Driver Safety Day

In the United States, nothing injures and kills more teens than car crashes. Tomorrow, October 17th, is Teen Driver Safety Day in Montana. The OPI encourages high schools and parents across Montana to discuss best practices for safe driving with their students.

Superintendent Arntzen Recognizes 2018 Teacher of the Year

Superintendent Arntzen congratulated Four Georgians Elementary teacher Melissa Romano on being named the 2018 Montana Teacher of the Year by the Montana Professional Teaching Foundation.

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