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Arntzen forecasts 2023 legislative priorities

During an interim committee hearing, Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen highlighted four education policy requests for the 2023 Legislature, including redirection of educator licensing fee revenues and a “still cooking” proposal on mental health services for students.


Altacare no longer offering CSCT services in Montana

At last count, Altacare was offering comprehensive in-school mental health services for 307 Montana students. The company’s closure, announced to state officials in May, speaks to broader financial and regulatory pressures on other providers in the state.

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Arntzen draws backlash over counseling proposal

State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen took the public, and members of a regulatory review committee, by surprise this week with a recommendation that Montana nix its mandated school counselor ratio.

Board of Education approves new teacher licensing rules

For nearly a year, public education stakeholders have been discussing regulatory changes to ease teacher licensing in Montana. The Board of Public Education took one of its final steps toward approving those revisions Thursday after settling more than 130 public comments.


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