Back to School Series, Part 5: Academic Achievement in Indian Country

Today’s final installment on our back-to-school series will take a closer look at how state policies can support academic achievement in Indian...

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Back-to-School Series, Part 4: Educational Attainment in Montana

In part 4 of our back-to-school series, we're taking an overall look at educational attainment in Montana and what the results mean for our families,...

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Back-to-School Series, Part 3: Access to healthy school meals is key to better behavior and learning

Over the past few days we’ve examined investments in education, like Pre-K, and improving school performance through the earned income tax credit....

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Back-to-School Series, Part 2: The EITC improves school performance among recipients' children

We talk a lot about the earned income tax credit (EITC) and how enacting a state credit could help the economic security of low-income families here...

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Back-to-School Series, Part 1: Investments in Education Drive Economic Security for Families and Businesses

As students across the state of Montana start the new school year, we decided to start a five part back-to-school series. In each post, we will...

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Women's Equality Day

Happy Women’s Equality Day! Today, we celebrate the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote. Since...

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Wonky Word Wednesdays: Tribal Consultation

Today, the state of Montana is holding a tribal consultation, an important requirement in the process to submit its Medicaid expansion waiver to the...

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Social Security: 80 years of reducing poverty for millions of Americans

On this day, 80 years ago, President Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act as a part of his New Deal plan and in an attempt to lift Americans out...

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