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April 1, 2020

Our Kids Thrive with Teachers with the Sharpest Tools

Co-authored by Shelly Kelly and Susan Quinn The last few weeks have been a gamechanger for all of us. We have come to realize anew how […]
March 22, 2020

Dear GFPS Staff, Thank You!!

Dear Great Falls Public Schools Administration, School Board, Teachers, Staff and community partners. One week ago, today we saw inklings but had no firm proof that […]
March 18, 2020

Education Matters During a Pandemic

Last week at school I read “Huckleberry Finn,” learned about viruses, looked up Nike’s financial information, studied the Great Depression, practiced using present progressive tense in […]
February 20, 2020

Let’s Stop the Bleeding – We Can Do Better Great Falls!

By Elena Baugh In a classroom, a teacher often utilizes multiple modalities to teach a subject. “There may be evidence that indicates that there are some […]
February 11, 2020

Low teacher salaries a hardship on teachers and recruiting

Two to three nights a week, Josh Mueller, first-grade teacher at Sunnyside Elementary, would get off work at 4 p.m. and start his second job waiting […]
February 4, 2020

Going to Public School in Great Falls Changed My Life for the Better

My name is Stephanie Mills, and I had the pleasure of growing up in Great Falls, Montana. My youth was filled with so many great occasions […]
January 21, 2020

Budget Cuts Have Caused a Decade of Erosion in School Learning and Opportunities

By Paula Wilmot Your youngest son is looking forward to the Environmental Education unit and the field trips his older siblings enjoyed in elementary school. Then, […]
January 11, 2020

Supporting Our Schools Through the Decades

By Pam Carroll The other day my first-grade grandson called, which is not unusual. But there was something different about this call. McCoy wanted my husband […]

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