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HELENA- The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), or “the Nation’s Report Card” as it is often called, has been postponed in Montana until the spring of 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

HELENA- The Montana Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission (MIC3) announced today that it has awarded Purple Star status to five Montana schools at its November meeting. Purple Star recognition is awarded to schools that go above and beyond to provide inclusive environments for...
HELENA- The Governor announced today that the final Coronavirus Relief Funds available to schools from the state have been distributed. The Office of Public Instruction has provided data to the Governor’s office to ensure that schools receive equitable shares of the state...
HELENA- Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen announced Montana’s fall 2020 student enrollment numbers today along with how COVID-19 may have impacted student engagement and learning.

HELENA- Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen was appointed to Governor-Elect Gianforte’s COVID-19 Task Force along with other incoming state officials. The first meeting was held today. Her priority has been supporting students, families, and educators through COVID-19.

HELENA- Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen hosted a Zoom meeting with local school district leaders and education partners this week to walk through the Office of Public Instruction’s (OPI) proposed education budget and the differences from the proposed executive budget...

HELENA- The U.S. Department of Education has approved the Office of Public Instruction’s waiver request to grant flexibilities to Montana’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) after school programs due to COVID-19.