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Schools get their own report cards under federal law

April 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

Students aren’t the only ones who receive report cards monitoring their performance.The Montana Office of Public Instruction has released report cards summarizing the state of Montana schools online for the 2017-19 school year as part of a ...

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Local schools highlight needs, successes

March 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Flathead Valley Community College and Kalispell Public Schools hit the high points on programs and funding at the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Tuesday.Chris Clouse, vice president of academic affairs at Flathead Valley Com...

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Longtime West Glacier teacher earns state award

February 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

Carolyn Wieringa of West Glacier Elementary School has been named the Montana Rural Teacher of the Year.The annual award, given by the Montana Association of County Superintendents of Schools, honors a rural educator who has demonstrated ex...

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KMS history lesson includes grinding wheat, churning butter

February 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

In Montana History teacher Kris Schreiner’s classroom at Kalispell Middle School there was an uncustomary setup on Tuesday — a pail of winter wheat, grain mill, strainer, half-gallons of heavy whipping cream, jars and heart-rate monitors.E...

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Staff shortages challenge special-ed programs

February 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Facing a nationwide shortage of teachers — and special-education teachers in particular — schools in Montana are feeling it acutely as the number of students receiving special-education services is on the rise.Statewide there are 18,803 stu...

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Cost of special-ed services leans on local taxpayers

February 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Along with recruitment and retention of qualified staff, funding is also an issue in special education, with more costs being covered by local taxes over time as opposed to state and federal dollars.As with general education, special-educat...

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Students pick their favorite poems for regional competition

February 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Thirteen high school students breathed life into the words penned by notable poets through the centuries at a Poetry Out Loud regional competition held Thursday at Flathead Valley Community College.Flathead and Polson high schools, along wi...

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Equity initiative aims to include diverse mix of students

February 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Flathead High School is looking to cast a wider net over students of diverse backgrounds to enter the International Baccalaureate program.And it’s making progress.More students from low-income families, for example, are taking International...

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Kalispell speech teams vie for No. 1

January 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

The Class AA speech and debate tournament returns to Kalispell this weekend, with Flathead and Glacier high schools contending for the championship title this weekend.The last time a Kalispell team held the championship title was Flathead’s...

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Whitefish upsets rival C-Falls for divisional win

January 21, 2019 at 7:14 pm

Whitefish High School Speech and Debate turned the tide on rival Columbia Falls with a first-place finish on home turf at the Class A divisionals over the weekend.Amassing 227 overall sweepstakes points, it marked Whitefish’s first victory ...

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