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

HELENA- The Montana Office of Public Instruction has received a two-year grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to be able to provide "Teacher Leaders in the Arts" programming. This is the fourth year that Montana has received this grant and the first time that the OPI's...
OPI’s Legislative Priorities for Education Advanced this Session
HELENA— With House Bill 601 being signed into law today, the Office of Public Instruction’s policy and budget priorities for education in Montana have been advanced this legislative session.
HELENA—Senate Bill 132, the Student Safety Accountability Act, was signed into law today after receiving unanimous support from the Montana Senate and passing the Montana House 98-1. The Office of Public Instruction was an earlier proponent of Senate Bill 132, which criminalizes sexual...
Montana’s New School, District, and State Report Cards Now Available
HELENA— The Montana Office of Public Instruction announced today that report cards for Montana schools, districts, and the state are now publicly available. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires state, district, and school-level data to be displayed on report cards in a...
HELENA— The Montana Senate concurred with House amendments to Senate Bill 132 today, sending the bill to the Governor. SB 132, the Student Safety Accountability Act, is sponsored by Senator Keith Regier of Kalispell. It recognizes that educators are in a position of trust and authority...
HELENA – Governor Bullock and Superintendent Arntzen issued a letter this week encouraging district superintendents and school boards in Montana to use existing flexibility in current regulations to offer students courses in computer science and programming to fulfill graduation...
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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