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Programs for gifted and talented children in Wyoming lack guidance, consistency and accountability, according to parents and teachers

Programs for gifted and talented children in Wyoming lack guidance, consistency and accountability, according to parents and teachers

CASPER, Wyo. — Other than self-reported surveys from school districts once a year, the Wyoming Department of Education has no way of knowing whether the $2.6 million it spends annually on gifted-and-talented education is used to educate kids with special talents.

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Senate advances watered-down charter school bill; House endorses other school choice bill

Senate advances watered-down charter school bill; House endorses other school choice bill

HELENA — The state Senate Wednesday endorsed a bill allowing public charter schools in Montana, but not before a razor-close vote watered down the proposal by limiting any new charter school’s independence from state education rules.

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Montana GOP's school choice bill unexpectedly shot down

Montana GOP's school choice bill unexpectedly shot down

HELENA — The House unexpectedly flipped Tuesday on a Republican proposal to bring charter schools to Montana, although the proposal may not be dead yet.

February 12, 2013 4:03 pm Related Loading…

Camp shows Wyoming teachers how to extend learning to home

CASPER, Wyo. — A shift in how educators think about involving parents in their children's learning is helping parents to take an active role, according to Terri Dawson.

August 10, 2012 11:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming getting interest from charter schools

CHEYENNE — Wyoming is attracting a lot of interest from charter school organizations and needs to improve its charter school law to make sure such schools are of the highest quality, Kari Cline, executive director of the Wyoming Association of Public Charter Schools, said.

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Campbell Co. schools spend $1 M on gifted students

GILLETTE — Campbell County schools are spending more than $1 million a year to help students identified as gifted and talented.

February 04, 2012 4:20 pmLoading…

CY tries middle-level gifted and talented program

CASPER, Wyo. — Science books lie on the tables, but the students won’t touch them for the 47-minute class period.

October 15, 2011 7:19 pmLoading…

Wyoming House OKs bill reducing charter school limits

CHEYENNE  — The state House of Representatives on Friday approved a bill that would lessen restrictions on efforts to start a public charter school, but charter school advocates say changes made by the chamber on the floor watered down the legislation too much.

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Charter school reps gauge local interest

CASPER, Wyo. — Representatives from an Oregon charter high school visited Wyoming this week to introduce their school model to interested community members.

December 10, 2010 9:45 pmLoading…

Oregon charter school wants to expand to Wyoming

Natrona County might have a new comprehensive high school after all.

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Bible courses proposed for Wyoming charter school

CHEYENNE — A Cheyenne resident is proposing a charter school that would teach courses on the Bible, including a mandatory class on the Old Testament.

October 16, 2010 5:36 pmLoading…

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