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July 30, 2019

Volunteerism: How grandparents fill a role

By Jon Konen This picture has a story behind it-one that will pull at your heart strings. Mr. Gary volunteers at Lincoln Elementary every day for […]
July 8, 2019

A Year of Change in Review

By Heather Hale It’s morning, and Giant Springs Elementary fourth-grader, Max Hale, is headed down to first grade to help teach Lego Robotics. After completing the […]
July 1, 2019

Lunch at Whittier

I am seated at a long lunch table in Whittier Elementary. A particularly chatty third grader is recounting his adventures on the videogame Minecraft. I nod […]
June 24, 2019

School’s out for the Summer!

By Linda Caricaburu As the school year drew to a close, the calls started coming in from anxious parents. Their child struggled with reading. Or math. […]
June 14, 2019

Experiences We Never Forget

In 1997, Joe Vance was in the class that built the first high school house in Great Falls. He never forgot the experience. “I’m still proud […]
June 4, 2019

Shark Tank with Elementary Minnows By Jon Konen

If you have ever seen the popular television show, Shark Tank, you understand the power of executing an idea off the ground to fruition. In much […]
March 27, 2019

Combining culture, tradition and education improves learning for all

Paris Gibson High School is piloting a new style of learning that honors students’ heritage and culture.  Students in the intertribal immersion program enter a quiet […]
February 11, 2019

Why do we need Special Education?

By Mary Mo Sheehy When I began teaching in 1972, there were no guaranteed special education programs in Montana’s public schools. Students with severe disabilities were […]

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