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2020 Montana Teacher of the Year Nominations and Applications Now Open
HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction announced today that nomination and application forms are available for the 2020 Montana Teacher of the Year Program. Members of the public can fill out a simple form to nominate a teacher. Teachers can self-nominate by filling out an application....
Helena— The Montana Office of Public Instruction is accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Food Service Program from public and private nonprofit schools as well as local government agencies and private nonprofit organizations that are interested in sponsoring a Summer Food Service...
The OPI’s Biennial Indian Education for All Rotunda Day This Friday
HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction is hosting its biennial Indian Education for All (IEFA) Rotunda Day this Friday, January 18th, in the Montana Capitol. The purpose of the event is to highlight Montana’s constitutional and statutory recognition of our state’s American...
The OPI Announces Record High Graduation Rates for Montana in 2018
HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction announced Thursday that Montana saw record high graduation rates for students in 2018. The statewide four-year cohort graduation rate for the 2017-2018 school year was 86.4 percent, the highest percentage since 2011 when the state began using a...
OPI Hosting Statewide Data and Assessment Conference
HELENA—The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) will be hosting its annual statewide Data and Assessment Conference January 14th and 15th in Bozeman. This year, there will be additional emphasis on data-driven student growth. The theme of the conference is “Get READY for...
Superintendent Arntzen Announces Legislative School Safety Summit
HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced Friday that the Office of Public Instruction will be hosting a school safety summit on the opening day of the 2019 Legislative Session. The event will be in the Capitol Building and will feature a panel of district administrators and law...
HELENA—As July ended, Career and Technical Education (CTE) entered a new era in the United States. On Wednesday, July 31st President Trump signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, the fifth iteration of the Carl D. Perkins Career and...
Superintendent Arntzen Announces Emergency Response Plans  Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Members
HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen has selected 16 people to serve on the All Hazard Emergency and Response Plans negotiated rulemaking committee (Committee), in addition to five OPI staff members and one BPE staff member. The Committee will provide Superintendent Arntzen with a...
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...
The Legislative Audit Committee (LAC) will meet Tuesday, December 12-13, 2017, in room 172 of the state Capitol building in Helena. Legislative Audit Committee to review Department of Public Health and Human Services, The Montana University System including the Commissioner’s Office,...
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