Montana’s education regulations are under review and up for revision – Montana Free Press

Over the past six weeks, two review committees convened by the Montana Office of Public Instruction have begun discussing potential revisions to state regulations governing educator licensure. So far their deliberations have focused on bolstering recruitment and retention in the midst of a teacher shortage and providing a clearer pathway for school counselors to become administrators — all in hopes of removing roadblocks to certifying the people charged with educating Montana’s youth.

For OPI and the Board of Public Education, the process is a matter of routine, a revisitation of agency rules that by law occurs every five years. It’s also a fundamental component in ensuring the quality of teachers staffing the state’s K-12 classrooms, and one that was highlighted numerous times during