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Montana Receives 5-year, $3.4 Million Grant to Continue Operating Troops to Teachers Programs
HELENA—The Montana Office of Public Instruction is honored to receive $3.4 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to operate Troops to Teachers programs in ten states. The regional office is led by Montana State University, where much of the funding is subgranted.
Superior Schools Receive U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Award
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that the Superior School District is a recipient of the 2018 Green Ribbon Awards. The Office of Public Instruction chose the Superior School District to be Montana’s nominee in the Green Ribbon program after they submitted a strong...
Superintendent Arntzen Announces New OPI Staff Appointments
HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced two senior level staff appointments at the Office of Public Instruction today. Starting in June, Jule Walker will begin serving as Montana’s Deputy State Superintendent for Operations. Susie Hedalen is being promoted to...
HELENA—Montana’s Office of Public Instruction is holding the 12th Annual Indian Education for All Best Practices Conference on March 4th and 5th at Carroll College in Helena. Over 200 teachers and administrators are gathering to share knowledge, skills, and classroom materials to...

HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction’s Indian Education Division will host three Indian Education Youth Conferences next month. The conferences will be held at MSU-Northern on March 14-16, Browning High School on March 21-22, and Salish Kootenai College on March 26-28.

Helena—The College Board announced the class of 2017 Advanced Placement results today. Montana saw a slight increase in the percentage of students taking an AP exam and scoring a 3 or higher on the exam.

Jason DeShaw and Superintendent Arntzen Partner to Bring Message of Hope to Montana Students
Helena, MT —There is hope and there is help. That’s the message national award-winning speaker and country singer Jason DeShaw is imparting on the Montana Schools Tour. The tour reached 11 schools last fall and begins again this month. It is in collaboration with State...
2019 Montana Teacher of the Year Nominations and Applications Now Open

HELENA—Superintendent Arntzen is thrilled to announce that nomination and application forms are available for the 2019 Montana Teacher of the Year Program.

The OPI Announces Comprehensive Literacy Project Grant Recipients

HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction announced today that 21 Montana school districts are being awarded Montana Comprehensive Literacy Project grants.

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.