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The state of Montana education

During an in-person meeting last week, officials from every level of Montana’s education system discussed shared goals and challenges for students and educators in the state. Though most were optimistic about the trajectory of Montana schools, one member of the Board of Regents raised a concern about high school graduates opting not to continue their postsecondary education.