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U.S. Department of Education Will Process Statewide Waiver Requests for Standardized Tests, Montana Submits Request
HELENA— U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that the U.S. Department of Education will process statewide waiver requests for standardized tests. Superintendent Arntzen submitted an assessment waiver request to the Montana Board of Public Education and the U.S....
Superintendent Arntzen Submits Comprehensive State and Federal Waiver Requests for Local Schools
HELENA— The Montana Office of Public Instruction has submitted state and federal waiver requests to ensure that local schools continue to receive funding, do not have to make up lost hours due to school closures, continue to have nutrition resources for students, and do not have to...
HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction hosted a conference call with Montana’s district superintendents this morning to provide updates and answer questions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The OPI and DPHHS sent guidance to schools on February 28th and again on March 12th...

HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction has received a 4-year, $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to provide crucial updates to Montana’s statewide longitudinal data system.

2021 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 2021 Montana Teacher of the Year Program.
OPI Hosting Systems of Care Wraparound Project Open House at MSU-B

Superintendent Elsie Arntzen and the OPI's Systems of Care Tribal Wraparound Project Facilitators will be hosting an open house at their new office on the Montana State University-Billings Campus from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Friday, February 28th.

 

 

Montana Teacher of the Year Linda Rost Announced as a Finalist for  National Teacher of the Year
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced Thursday that Montana’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Linda Rost, is a finalist for the National Teacher of the Year recognition.
Help End Summer Learning Loss, Become a Summer Food Service Program Sponsor or Site

HELENA— Many Montana children are at risk of experiencing summer learning loss without access to healthy meals, social engagement, learning, and supervision in a safe environment this summer. You can be a part of the solution to help kids return to school ready to learn and grow.

Superintendent Arntzen Welcomes Montana Legislators Back to Helena;  OPI Hosting Informational Sessions on Student Safety, CTE, and Assessment
HELENA—Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen welcomed Montana Legislators back to Helena on Monday as they begin their Legislative Week. Legislators will be gathering in Helena for interim committee meetings, training, and to discuss the possibility of moving to annual...
Montana Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program
January 9, 2020, Washington, D.C. —The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announces that high school students Ms. Sofie Elaine Kruse and Mr. Hayden William Massar will join Senator Jon Tester and Senator Steve Daines in representing Montana in the nation’s capital during the...
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