PABLO — A member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet will shower and dress in a Pablo gymnasium before delivering the commencement address Saturday at Salish Kootenai College.
RIVERTON, Wyo. — Sandra Iron Cloud spoke patiently to the panel gathered Thursday in the theater at Central Wyoming College.
CASPER, Wyo. — Two White House administration officials will meet with state educators to talk about issues in education for American Indians at Wyoming’s Native American Education Conference in Riverton this week.
LANDER, Wyo. — The nation's schools chief and the new Interior secretary are headed to Fremont County next week to participate in the Wyoming Native American Education Conference.
More than 50 Montana veterans won’t get the college prep classes they had signed up for this summer.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The one-sized-fits-all national requirements of No Child Left Behind would give way to standards that states write for themselves under legislation Senate Democrats announced Tuesday.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is getting more money from the federal government to improve its lowest-achieving schools.
HELENA — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau is again seeking to increase the school dropout age from 16 to 18 years old.
WASHINGTON — Barack Obama has done something that none of the previous 43 U.S. presidents ever did: He met with tribal leaders every single year of his term.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says Wyoming will receive $1.1 million to turn around its persistently lowest-achieving schools.
HELENA — Montana is getting a federal grant aimed at helping the lowest-performing schools.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming education officials say they want more information on the option to opt out of parts of the No Child Left Behind law before deciding whether to apply for waivers like other states.
When Montana public-education leaders devised statewide tests and proficiency standards as required by a 2001 federal law, they set the bar high enough that student achievement would have to improve.
State Superintendent Denise Juneau reached a compromise with education officials over federal benchmarks. The agreement allows more Montana schools to meet acceptable gains on student per-formance by lowering the states 2010-11 goals that measure adequate yearly progress.
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration effectively gutted the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law Monday, giving states a way out of a decade-long policy that focused on holding schools accountable but labeled many of them failures even if they made progress.
HELENA — Three-fourths of Montana’s schools met their progress goals under the federal No Child Left Behind Act this year, the state reported Friday — although Montana has set those goals lower than the federal government wanted.
Between the spring of 2004 and 2011, the percentage of Montana public school students testing “proficient” in reading jumped from 62 percent to 85 percent. In the same seven-year period, math proficiency rose from 57 percent to 68 percent.
BOZEMAN - Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau is rejecting the latest federal requirements for school testing.
CHEYENNE — A recent study says Wyoming has the highest rate of high school students who pass a military entrance exam.
CASPER - U.S. Education Secretary Arne (ARN'-ee) Duncan says community colleges will play a key role as the nation harnesses education to improve its economy.