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Power of Parents Program Helps Parents Talk to Kids About Underage Drinking, How to Start Conversations

Three out of every four kids say their parents are the leading influence on their decisions about drinking and that’s why the Department of Revenue’s Liquor Control Division and the Interagency Coordinating Council on State Prevention Programs have partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to provide the Power of Parents program in Montana.

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University of Montana Names Missoula College Dean

The Missoula College has finally named a dean of students.

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MCPS High School Expansion and Senate Bill 107 Fail in House, Apostle Relieved

Missoula County School District One Superintendent Alex Apostle breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday, after Senate Bill 107 failed on a 48-52 vote in the House.

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UM Spring Enrollment Down 4.7 Percent From A Year Ago [YouTube]

The numbers are in for spring enrollment at the University of Montana, and they are down 4.7 percent from a year ago, with a total of 12,922 students.

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Montana Ranks 30th Nationwide in Education Report

A national report ranks Montana 30th in the nation in educating its children.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Professors Read Reviews About Themselves From Rate My Professors [Video]

Back in the day, college students didn't really have much to go off of when selecting courses or professors.

Maybe someone you were friends with had that professor before and could sway you one way or another. But chances are you were going in blind.

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Helena Public Schools Shut Down, Again, Because of Bomb Scare

Parents in Helena are going to have another frazzled and confusing day as students at all public schools are being evacuated because of a bomb threat, the third in one week.

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University of Montana Enrollment Drops by 971 Students, Decline “Expected”

The University of Montana released its 2014 spring enrollment numbers today, February 27, and are reporting total enrollment of 13,544 students, a decrease of 971 students from last fall. 

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Montana Starting to Fund Universities Based on Performance, More Changes Underway

This week, November 20, the Montana Board of Regents will meet to discuss a variety of issues including the state's falling university enrollment numbers. One of the main topics will be the Complete College Montana Program, which hopes to increase graduation rates.

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Billings Teacher Confesses to Rape of 14-Year-Old, Receives 30 Days in Jail

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Billings Senior High School teacher who pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old student who later committed suicide has been sentenced to 30 days in jail by a judge who said the victim was "older than her chronological age" and "as much in control of the situation" as the teacher.

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List of Candidates for Missoula County School Trustees Released

The Missoula County Clerk and Recording and Elections Department has released the names of candidates for school trusteeships.

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Enrollment Stories Very Different at University of Montana and Montana State University

Enrollment is quite literally the lifeblood of a university system and over the past year Montana's two big public universities, Montana State University and the University of Montana have very different stories to tell when it comes to new enrollment.

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