CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state Building Commission voted Tuesday to spend up to $4 million to purchase a building in Laramie for a charter school despite strong opposition from state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill.
CASPER, Wyo. — State Sen. Phil Nicholas says his efforts to secure a $4 million appropriation for the Snow Range Academy to buy a new building aren't a conflict of interest, even though the charter school is a client of his law firm.
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.
This session in Helena we’ve heard a lot of bills that bear a striking similarity to model bills from the legislative agenda of the corporate bill-mill ALEC. Whether a bill is an ALEC model bill, whether its subject is just high on the ALEC agenda, or whether it was written by a former ALEC …
HELENA — The House unexpectedly flipped Tuesday on a Republican proposal to bring charter schools to Montana, although the proposal may not be dead yet.
HELENA — House Republicans on Monday endorsed a trio of “school choice” bills, including ones that authorize charter schools in Montana and create state income tax credits for families sending their kids to private schools.
For Sandy Welch, the state superintendent of public instruction race essentially comes down to just one thing.
HELENA — Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau said in a debate Tuesday that charter schools would not work in Montana, while Republican opponent Sandy Welch said she would consider a properly designed charter school system.
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.
CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Board of Education has voted against a military-style charter school proposed for Cheyenne.
CHEYENNE — For the third time ever, the Wyoming Board of Education will decide today whether to overturn a rejection of a proposed charter school. The board will hold a hearing in Cheyenne to review the application of the Wyoming Military Academy, a proposed miltary-style charter school tha…
As we near the end of the 2011 Legislature, with 10 days left as of Monday, legislators are going to have to switch into high gear if they are going to adjourn having met the needs of K-12 public education. A key problem at this point is that in addition to several legislators from both part…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead has signed into law several pieces of education reform legislation that aim to improve the performance of Wyoming's public schools, teachers and students and address concerns that the state isn't receiving the quality education it deserves for the amount …
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state House has passed a bill that would set up a statewide system to measure student academic progress in public schools and look at ways to help underperforming schools improve.
HELENA — A pair of bills to offer tax breaks to parents of children attending private schools drew praise from some parents who wanted more options for their children and came under attack as unconstitutional from public school advocates.
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.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state House of Representatives narrowly gave its initial approval to a bill that would remove some restrictions on efforts to start a public charter school despite some lawmakers' concerns about the cost.
CHEYENNE — A House committee has approved two bills that would make it easier for charter schools to form in Wyoming.
CASPER, Wyo. — National debates and a heated election for state superintendent pushed education to the top of legislative agendas.
CHEYENNE — Lawmakers soon will evaluate a series of proposals that would radically change the way education is provided in Wyoming.