During his first legislative session as governor, Gianforte and the Republican-dominated legislature got a boost for entry level teacher pay across the finish line. He's now proposing another boost in the upcoming legislative session.
I was thinking this morning about the most respected people in the workforce. We always hear about the gratitude that people have for doctors or school teachers. No doubt, they are all deserving of the praise...
If you're a Montana veteran of Iraq or Afghanistan, or have deployed elsewhere across the globe- chances are, you've received a care package from Hunter Jones and his students at Will James Middle School in Billings.
I used to be that person who never got sick, but apparently those days are over. I'm on my second cold of 2019 and it's February. I suppose I could blame my aging body that I don't take proper care of, but I still choose to blame my daughter and the germ factories she hangs out with on a daily basis at school.
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 0-100%. I mean, a kid who doesn't even show up for school would get half the score of someone who completed an assignment perfectly. Pretty bad lesson to teach in my opinion.
It's rare that I call anyone Mr. or Mrs. anything these days; with one exception: Teachers. For some reason, I do not feel comfortable calling my former teachers by their first name. It just doesn't sound right coming out of my mouth. One of my teachers is only a few years older than me - I was a senior when he was teaching his first year, but if I saw him today I would still address him as Mr. Baker.
The Billings Gazette reports on Montana lawmakers’ response to President Donald Trump’s endorsement Wednesday of arming teachers as a solution to school shootings.
Neither Republican U.S. Senator Steve Daines nor Democratic Sen. Jon Tester considered training and arming teachers as an adequate deterrent or response to school shootings...
I attended the end of school assembly at for Shepherd Elementary yesterday. And since I haven't been in a grade school since the 1970's, (Go Riverview Eagles!) I like some things about how the grown ups are involved.
In my day, the principals were stoic, and rarely friendly to us...