The ‘Schools Of Promise’ Story

  Montana’s most-struggling public schools face unique challenges that can’t easily be compared to most school districts in the country. Children who attend these schools often come from deep, rural poverty. Public assistance services are sparse. And it’s often easier to drop out of school

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Watch: Your Guide To Montana’s Content Standards Revision Process

Most of Montana’s public school content standards haven’t been updated since 2000, or even earlier. This year, education and content experts will develop new standards for health enhancement and arts, giving students more-modern fundamentals they’re expected to learn. Content standards provide a guide for Montana

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Join The Summer 6 Reading Challenge

Summer isn’t over yet! Get your mind ready to head back to school by reading six books. Sign up for the challenge and you’ll have a chance to win fun prizes. Superintendent Denise Juneau is making progress on her Summer 6 list, here are her

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Editorial: “Education Key To State’s Economic Growth”

This Bozeman Daily Chronicle editorial was published June 30, 2015  “Montana educators get a well deserved pat on the back. Collectively, they have raised the statewide high school graduation rate by 5 points over the past five years. And they are commended for not settling

In 2015, Graduation Matters Montana organizations gathered in Bozeman for the annual summit.

About Graduation Matters Montana

Superintendent Denise Juneau launched a statewide effort in the spring of 2010 to ensure Montana’s public schools graduate more students prepared for college and careers. Objectives of Graduation Matters Montana: Increase the rate of Montana students graduating from high school college- and career-ready. Establish a

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“Making New Promises In Indian Country”

Back in 2012, The Atlantic visited Montana to learn about my Schools of Promise initiative. It’s an unprecedented project that’s raising achievement levels, increasing the graduation rate, and developing an engaged and active community in some of Montana’s most-struggling public school districts. “With the lowest

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Watch: Denise Juneau Accepting The NEA’s Leo Reano Memorial Award

This video was produced by the National Education Association. It include’s Superintendent Juneau’s introduction and her acceptance speech. Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau received the 2015 National Education Association Human and Civil Rights’ Leo Reano Memorial Award July 2, 2015 for her commitment