education

Teacher Fired For Giving Zeroes
a 52-year-old woman named Diane Tirado, in Florida who was allegedly fired for giving out zeroes to kids who don't turn in their homework seems outrageous to me. Apparently the school has a policy that you can't issue grades below 50%. Which means the grades are ACTUALLY 0-50% instead of 0…
Little Free Libraries Around Billings
Some people think that reading is an outmoded hobby, but there are still millions of people, young and old, who love the feel of a good old fashioned book in their hand. Not only are people who read regularly proven to be more intelligent, but reading is believed to exercise a different part of your…
School House Rock
Back when I was a kid, a couple of people had the idea to help teach kids about multiplication. They thought, if they wrote some catchy tunes about it, kids would learn. It worked.
Bob Dorough has passed away at 94. He wrote all and sang most of the original songs...
Lockwood High School
I like the idea that Lockwood may finally be getting their own high school. Now, sure, I don't live in that district, so it won't cost me anything. But Lockwood needs this school. Badly.
It's good for educations in Montana. It's more teaching jobs...
It's Time to Streamline Education
I talked about this earlier in the week. Taxes. Everybody's getting them done right now. And, we're finding out how much Uncle Sam is keeping. And, finding out how little of it we get back in a refund. Not everybody is getting a refund. Many are getting sticker shock from what their &q…
Common Core is 'Nonsense'
Let me start by saying that I have great respect for teachers. I am not saying that because I am trying to endear myself to anyone or to get some warm and fuzzy feeling. I am saying it because I have a child who goes to school.
I'm saying it because I try to be a good parent and help my child wi…
Poor Student Attendance In MT
According to a report for the website www.attendanceworks.org 26% Montana's 4th grade students miss 3 or more school days per month and 29% of 8th grade students miss 3 or more days per month. Those are the worst percentages among all 50 states...
Best And Brightest!
Not all the kids are just hanging out in the halls at high school. We shared some good news this morning from Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau - she says that the number of high school students who too the ACT Plus Writing test this past spring increased by almost 3,000!

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