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Montana Receives 5-Year, $50 Million Federal Literacy Grant
HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction announced Wednesday that Montana has received a 5-year, $50 million Striving Readers Comprehensive State Development Program literacy grant through the U.S. Department of Education. The Montana Comprehensive Literacy State Development Project...
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Mitchell Zais to Visit Montana High Schools During Back to School Tour
As part of the U.S. Department of Education’s 2019 National Back to School Tour, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Mitchell Zais will travel to Pryor and-Billings, Montana, to visit unique schools working to meet the needs of students—Plenty Coups High School, Arrow Creek...
2019 ACT Composite Results Remain Unchanged from 2018; Slight Increases in Math and English Language Arts Proficiency
HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction announced Montana’s 2019 ACT results today. The overall state composite score in 2019 was 19.6, the same as in 2018 and down from 2017 and 2016 composites of 19.7 and 20.0 respectively. The ACT is Montana’s statewide assessment for high...
Superintendent Arntzen Announces Linda Rost of Baker as Montana’s 2020 Teacher of the Year

BAKER, MT—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen joined Baker High School students, teachers, and administrators Tuesday morning to congratulate Linda Rost on being named Montana’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.

2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Shows Fewer Students Engaged in Risky Behaviors Related to Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use, Driving, and Sex; Increases in Vaping, Obesity, Depression, and Suicide
HELENA—The results of the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey are now available from the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI). 95% of Montana middle schools participated and 94% of high schools participated. The biennial survey assists educators and health professionals in determining...
The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) and Montana Office of Public Instruction are pleased to announce that Montana high school juniors and seniors are eligible for a $10,000 college scholarship and all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C to tour our nation’s Capital and visit...
U.S. Department of Education Approves Amendment to Montana’s State Education Plan

HELENA—On July 3rd, the Montana Office of Public Instruction received notice that the U.S. Department of Education has approved Montana’s amendment to our state plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

HELENA—The Montana Office of Public Instruction announced 11 recipients of federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grants today. The grants fund after school and summer programs. The OPI received 31 applications and awarded over $2.1 million to the 11 successful applicants this...
Endless Opportunities for Students Under the Big Sky

State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen's End of the School Year Message

2019 State of Education Address

Below is the transcript of the 2019 State of Education Address delivered by State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen

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