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Students Have an Uphill Battle to Degrees, but Montana Educators Push for Success

In the United States, and for roughly 191,000 students seeking public education in Montana, a degree has been a steppingstone to the American Dream, an opportunity for security and prosperity.

But from elementary school to college, the path forward for Heitman, Bullshoe, Valyent and others is steep.

Throughout the Montana University System, enrollment and retention are challenges. As the trajectory of high school graduates has fallen and flattened, public campuses have fought to maintain students, but in Montana, most schools have lost them in recent years.

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