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National Blue Ribbon School Honors for Three Montana Schools
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized three Montana schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
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...
The Montana Office of Public Instruction has applied for a 5-year, $50 million literacy grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Comprehensive Literacy State Development Program. If Montana’s application is successful, the grant will provide schools with additional resources...
Superintendent Arntzen to Participate in Federal Commission on School Safety Roundtable with President Trump
Washington, D.C.—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen will participate in a roundtable of President Trump’s Federal Commission on School Safety today at noon (12:00pm) Mountain Time. The Federal Commission on School Safety announced this morning that they will be issuing their final...
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 Receives Positive Initial Feedback on Montana’s Federal Education Plan

HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen and Office of Public Instruction (OPI) staff received initial feedback from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) today on Montana’s proposed education plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.