Baucus, Tester announce $500,000 grant for distance learning
Money will link eleven schools to Billings West High School
Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester will help eleven
advanced placement courses to their students.
An initiative spearheaded by Browning Public Schools
will allow eleven schools on Montana Indian reservations to link up with
equipment necessary to connect to classrooms in
The eleven schools that will participate are:
The new video teleconferencing equipment will allow the
smaller schools to get advanced placement, foreign language, math and science
“This is great use of 21st Century
technology, that will help Montanans succeed well into the future,” Baucus said.
“This program will allow students at small schools to take a variety of courses
right in their own community without having to travel long
high-tech distance learning,” Tester said. “This is an innovative way to ensure
that all of
The grant is through the U.S. Department of
Agriculture’s Rural Development program.