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Education committee to talk department restructure

CASPER, Wyo. — State lawmakers will meet in Casper on Thursday to talk about potential changes to the Wyoming Department of Education following what some lawmakers say has been decades of turmoil between the agency's elected head and the state Board of Education, which is appointed by the governor.

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Wyoming churches endorse science standards

A group of Wyoming churches has voiced its support for a set of educational benchmarks that are controversial in Wyoming for what they expect students to know about global climate change and evolution.

June 16, 2014 8:00 amLoading…
Anaconda waits on school closure issue

Anaconda waits on school closure issue

ANACONDA — A contentious meeting Monday to discuss closing an Anaconda school was punctuated by shouting and, in the end, little progress toward solving the district’s financial woes. 

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Wyoming panel endorses guns in schools bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The House Education Committee on Friday endorsed a bill that would allow K-12 staff and employees to have guns at school.

February 14, 2014 4:14 pmLoading…

ACLU files lawsuit over Wolf Point voting district

HELENA — A federal lawsuit filed against the Wolf Point School District argues that school board districts are arranged to favor white voters in a predominantly Native American area and seeks to have the districts redrawn.

August 07, 2013 12:11 pmLoading…

Wyo. reservation schools trying to improve

RIVERTON, Wyo. — School officials from the Wind River Reservation say they are slowly making progress in trying to improve graduation rates and students' education.

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Montana rules in favor of Butte school district in expulsion case

BUTTE — Montana’s superintendent of public instruction has ruled in favor of the Butte school district concerning a student expulsion case.

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Mead impressed with Wyoming Education Dept. finalists

CHEYENNE — Even though none of the three finalists to run the state Department of Education are from Wyoming, Gov. Matt Mead said he’s impressed by their depth of knowledge on education issues and their eagerness to move to the state.

June 07, 2013 3:18 pmLoading…

School board president's charges dismissed

HELENA — A state judge has dismissed misconduct charges against the suspended president of the Hays-Lodge Pole School Board.

June 04, 2013 2:48 pmLoading…

Governor close on education department director choice

Gov. Matt Mead expects to choose a Wyoming Department of Education director by next week, a spokesman said Monday.

June 03, 2013 10:38 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Let's work together in supporting elementary school levies

Billings School District 2 trustees voted unanimously 7-0 to put an initiative on a May ballot to approve a mill levy for the sole purpose of hiring teachers to address the overcrowding and accreditation issues facing our schools. The Billings Chamber of Commerce/CVB board of directors voted…

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Education reform tour stops in Billings

Breaking the Monopoly of Mediocrity, a cross-country tour focused on education reform, stopped in Billings on Thursday evening.

March 28, 2013 9:25 pmLoading…

Arapaho schools lose 4th superintendent in 5 years

CASPER — Northern Arapaho schools are looking for another school superintendent.

February 13, 2013 10:54 amLoading…

Wanted: Search firm for dept. of education director

CASPER — The State Board of Education on Monday approved a proposal to solicit a search firm to assist in the hiring of a director for the Wyoming Department of Education.

February 11, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

Board decides on national search for director

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The State Board of Education has decided to conduct a national search for a permanent director to oversee the Wyoming Department of Education.

February 04, 2013 10:30 pm Related Loading…

Gazette opinion: Wanted: A few more good trustee candidates

Last week, two dozen parents and community leaders packed a school board candidate school presented by the Billings Chamber of Commerce. That great event highlighted the need for good candidates.

February 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Schools will run better with free market competition

“There is no respect in which inhabitants of a low-income neighborhood are so disadvantaged as in the kind of schooling they can get for their children.”

February 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Chamber school for board candidates packed with participants

Chamber school for board candidates packed with participants

As Malcolm Goodrich, once chairman of the School District 2 board, finished up his remarks, he gave the room of hopeful school board candidates one last piece of advice.

January 29, 2013 1:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming school superintendents outearn governor

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Public school superintendents in Wyoming earn an average salary of about $130,000 a year, well above what the governor and other statewide elected officials make and about $22,000 a year more than the average school superintendent in Colorado, an analysis by The Associated P…

December 21, 2012 2:54 pmLoading…
SD2 looks at next step in master facilities plan

SD2 looks at next step in master facilities plan

Community members gathered Thursday night and voiced opinions on School District 2's growing master facilities plan and its call for new school construction.

December 06, 2012 10:15 pm Photos

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