Montana's public school science content standards haven't been updated since 2006, so Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau has selected 17 people to serve on a negotiated rule making committee to begin the process.
Montana’s public school districts are doing a better job of identifying homeless students which has improved connecting students with school, community, and local outreach organizations to provide important services.
The Office of Public Instruction Superintendent Denise Juneau says she plans to make next year's student assessments in math and English mandatory after a technical glitch in April kept 18 percent of the students from completing the test.
The DeSmet School District's middle school has been named a National Title I Distinguished School for continuing to meet federal academic standards. This honor is awarded to just two schools per states each year. [AUDIO]