Montana Democrats split on charter schools

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Education Blog, Montana  /  No Comments

A Montana Democratic state representative wants a statewide charter school system, but  the Democratic governor does not appear to be on board. Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy introduced legislation to set up a seven-member commission to run the system. But Siri Smillie, an education policy adviser to Gov. Steve Bullock, testified against the bill at a House […]

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Montana gearing up for renewed school choice debate

By   /  December 23, 2016  /  Education Blog, Montana  /  No Comments

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School choice supporters in Montana are pushing state legislators to introduce new reforms while they await a court decision on the constitutionality of a tax credit scholarship program enacted in 2013. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that any attempt to expand choice will be opposed by the MEA-MFT, Montana’s teacher’s union. Read more here.

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Montana tax-credit scholarship restored by court

By   /  April 1, 2016  /  Education, Judiciary, Montana, National, News  /  No Comments

Flathead County District Court in Montana issued a preliminary injunction Thursday restoring the state’s school choice program after a new Department of Revenue rule had blocked families from using tax-credit scholarships to attend religiously affiliated schools. The injunction will remain in place until further action by the court. “When you exclude the religious school segment […]

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Survey: Montanans support transferring public lands to the state

By   /  March 28, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Montana, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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A majority of Montanans support turning some federally-managed public lands over to the state government.

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Arkansas governor calls rolling back Medicaid expansion ‘unbiblical’

By   /  March 23, 2016  /  Arkansas, Health Care, Montana, News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Ending Medicaid expansion in Arkansas would be “unbiblical,” Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson said during a March 17 radio interview.

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A setback for school choice in Montana

By   /  December 17, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Montana  /  No Comments

With educational opportunities at risk, school choice in Montana is headed to court.

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