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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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New Montana Law Requires Drivers to Stop 30 Feet Behind School Buses With Flashing Lights

Today, Feb. 28, House Bill 155 was signed into law by Governor Steve Bullock. The bill updates laws concerning school buses.

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School Board Votes to Close Historic 1889 Grantsdale School in Hamilton

The school bell outside Grantsdale Elementary in Hamilton has been ringing for classes and recess since the school's founding by Henry Grant in 1889. After a school board decision on Monday, February 25, however, Grantsdale's bell will ring to let children loose for the last time on June 6 of this year.

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Florence Superintendent Admits to Second Incident of Plagiarism, Asks Public to Consider School’s Record of Achievement

McGee says he understands how his actions resulted in a lack of trust and requests that the public look at the “broader perspective” of Florence-Carlton school district's performance.

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Montana State University Named in Top 100 Colleges List, University of Montana Not Included

Montana State University was recently named on a list of America's Top 100 College Buys.

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Missoula College Now Eligible to Offer Veterans Retraining [AUDIO]

There was some confusion at first, but the Missoula College is now able to offer the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program.

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Missoula 5th Graders Building Middle School Transition Skills [AUDIO]

The transition from 5th grade to middle school can be traumatic for students, so two groups are getting together to help make things a bit easier.

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Model United Nations Continues Through Tuesday on UM Campus [AUDIO]

High school students from 17 Montana and Idaho schools are in Missoula to attend the Montana Model United Nations Conference that continues through Tuesday at The University of Montana.

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Graduation Matters Meeting Thursday in Missoula [AUDIO]

Graduation Matters Missoula invites area students, teachers, parents and other community members to attend an update on the initiative’s progress.

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$1.25 Million Grant to Fund Environmental Health Education at UM [AUDIO]

The University of Montana's Center for Environmental Health Sciences just received a grant of $1.25 million dollars from the National Institutes of Health to support environmental health education for thousands of middle and high school students in Montana, Idaho and Alaska.

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