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.
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.
HELENA — The House unexpectedly flipped Tuesday on a Republican proposal to bring charter schools to Montana, although the proposal may not be dead yet.
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.
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.
GILLETTE — Campbell County schools are spending more than $1 million a year to help students identified as gifted and talented.
CASPER, Wyo. — Science books lie on the tables, but the students won’t touch them for the 47-minute class period.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Representatives from an Oregon charter high school visited Wyoming this week to introduce their school model to interested community members.
Natrona County might have a new comprehensive high school after all.
CHEYENNE — A Cheyenne resident is proposing a charter school that would teach courses on the Bible, including a mandatory class on the Old Testament.