Last year, I stood in the middle of Browning High School’s cafeteria taking questions from earnest juniors and seniors. These government class students grilled me on my views of national current events, local policy issues, and even how they could influence decisions made in their
Graduation season is the best time of year. It’s a time when our students are celebrated for their hard work, dedication, and perseverance. It’s a time for reflecting on the very best moments, and the challenges along the way that surely could have derailed anyone.
More Montana students are graduating from high school than ever before thanks to the unprecedented community and public school partnership, Graduation Matters Montana. Now in 53 communities, Graduation Matters is placing an emphasis on the importance of graduating from high school and working alongside students
Each year on September 17, public schools commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Those of us old enough to remember Schoolhouse Rock, can recite the constitution’s preamble… “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect
Montana’s students have one of the most important jobs in the state: showing up to school each day. Students who attend class every day are more likely to succeed academically and later on in life. These students will perform better in reading and math, they
In order for students to succeed in school, they must first feel safe. Montana’s students need to know that their school is a place that doesn’t tolerate discrimination or bullying. And students should feel confident that their teachers, mentors and school leaders will protect their