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Local Educators Receive Commendations during State of the State Address

When Montana Governor Greg Gianforte addressed legislators during his State of the State speech in the state House chamber on Wednesday, January 25, two local educators were in the balcony audience. Kylie Urie, who teaches at Harlem High School, and her husband, Nathan Urie, who teaches at Turner Public Schools, were both commended by the Governor during his address.

Although in his commendation of the educators, Gianforte pointed to Montana's 2021 Teach Act, which provided financial incentives for schools to increase pay for starting teachers, neither of the Uries came to Montana via that rou...