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Denise Juneau - D
State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Sandy Welch - R
Former Teacher and School Administrator
Campaign Beat: Final Thoughts on Election 2012

On this final edition of “Campaign Beat”, Montana Public Radio’s weekly political analysis program, News Director Sally Mauk talks with Lee newspaper reporters Chuck Johnson and Mike Dennison about who won, who lost, and what happens next.


Montana Statewide Election Results

By on November 6, 2012


Montana Statewide Election Results

Montana Statewide Election Results. Last updated 1:40 p.m. 11/07/12.  Please see the Montana Secretary of State website for the most up to date numbers.


The Republican candidate for state school superintendent praises Montana’s public education system, but she says there’s still work to do. As Jackie Yamanaka of Yellowstone Public Radio reports, Sandy Welch says there are many ways to accelerate student achievement.   Welch Praises Montana Schools, Says Much Work Remains


Interview with Sandy Welch, Candidate for State School Superintendent

Jackie Yamanaka of Yellowstone Public Radio interviews Sandy Welch, candidate for State Superintendent of Public Schools. Listen to the full interview below.


Election Day Coverage Roundup

By on November 2, 2012


Election Day Coverage Roundup

Montana Public Media partners have election day covered. See below for schedules and info on TV, radio and web coverage for election day, Tuesday November 6.


Public instruction candidates clash over standards, local control

Incumbent Denise Juneau is banking that a statewide initiative, Graduation Matters Montana, can bring the number of high school dropouts – nearly 2,000 a year – down by 50 percent by 2014. As state superintendent of public instruction she said has sought to use her office to build programs she says are necessary to prepare […]


Denise Juneau Interview

By on October 24, 2012


Denise Juneau Interview

Denise Juneau, candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, sat down with Jackie Yamanaka of YPR to talk about her re-election campaign and education issues in the state. Listen to the full interview below.


State School Superintendent Denise Juneau says at the minimum, Montana students need a high school diploma before they head out into the workforce. During the 2011 Montana Legislature, she was behind a failed measure to raise the age before a student could drop out of school. As she told Jackie Yamanaka. if re-elected, she plans […]


Campaign Finance in the Wake of Citizen’s United

News Director Sally Mauk talks with the head of the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics about the record-setting money being spent on this election and who is spending it.


Campaign Beat: Fallout from Rep. Akin’s Rape Comments

Edward O’Brien and Lee Newspaper reporter Mike Dennison discuss the potential implications of the Todd Akin controversy on Montana’s Senate race.