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The OPI’s Biennial Indian Education for All Rotunda Day This Friday
HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction is hosting its biennial Indian Education for All (IEFA) Rotunda Day this Friday, January 18th, in the Montana Capitol. The purpose of the event is to highlight Montana’s constitutional and statutory recognition of our state’s American...
The OPI Announces Record High Graduation Rates for Montana in 2018
HELENA—The Office of Public Instruction announced Thursday that Montana saw record high graduation rates for students in 2018. The statewide four-year cohort graduation rate for the 2017-2018 school year was 86.4 percent, the highest percentage since 2011 when the state began using a...
OPI Hosting Statewide Data and Assessment Conference
HELENA—The Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) will be hosting its annual statewide Data and Assessment Conference January 14th and 15th in Bozeman. This year, there will be additional emphasis on data-driven student growth. The theme of the conference is “Get READY for...
Superintendent Arntzen Announces Legislative School Safety Summit
HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced Friday that the Office of Public Instruction will be hosting a school safety summit on the opening day of the 2019 Legislative Session. The event will be in the Capitol Building and will feature a panel of district administrators and law...
Bonner Teacher Named 2019 Montana Teacher of the Year
Bonner, MT—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen joined Bonner School District students, teachers, and administrators this morning to announce that Dylan Huisken has been selected as the 2019 Montana Teacher of the Year. Mr. Huisken is a middle school social studies teacher in Bonner. He will...
Superintendent Arntzen Announces $1.1 Million in Restored Education Funding
HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced that K-12 education in Montana will have $1.1 million in funding restored after more positive state budget outlooks were announced last week. Today, the Office of Public Instruction sent the Governor’s Budget Office plans for...
OPI Announces “Montana Proud” American Indian Poster Series
HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen announced on Thursday that the Office of Public Instruction’s Indian Education Division is doing a second round of “Montana Proud” American Indian poster series. The posters showcase young Montana American Indians and tell their...
Superintendent Arntzen Announces Emergency Response Plans  Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Members
HELENA—State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen has selected 16 people to serve on the All Hazard Emergency and Response Plans negotiated rulemaking committee (Committee), in addition to five OPI staff members and one BPE staff member. The Committee will provide Superintendent Arntzen with a...
OPI Announces After School Program Grant Recipients

HELENA—The Montana Office of Public Instruction announced 16 recipients of federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grants today. These grants fund after school and summer programs.

Montana Receives 5-year, $3.4 Million Grant to Continue Operating Troops to Teachers Programs
HELENA—The Montana Office of Public Instruction is honored to receive $3.4 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to operate Troops to Teachers programs in ten states. The regional office is led by Montana State University, where much of the funding is subgranted.
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