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Common Core State Standards Initiative

Education agency launches campaign to define terms

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Education is planning a campaign to address confusion about educational jargon that, until the advent of the Common Core State Standards, was largely the domain of teachers.

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State board sends science standards back to education department

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Board of Education voted Friday to return a set of controversial K-12 science benchmarks to the state Department of Education for review, the first formal action since a committee of teachers unanimously endorsed the Next Generation Science Standards and the Legisl…

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Darrell Ehrlick: Rotten to the Core?

I have been unable to figure out whether being a journalist is a blessing or a curse.

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Common Core sees delayed pushback, leaving educators to scratch their heads

Common Core sees delayed pushback, leaving educators to scratch their heads

Morning recess was over at Highland Elementary School and Dean Lapke directed his class of fifth-graders back to their desks. It was time for math. 

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos



Officials seek study group for choosing state assessment

CASPER, Wyo. — Before buying any test developed by a consortium of states or aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the Wyoming State Board of Education wants to study its options.

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Wyoming education board stands firm on Common Core

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state Board of Education is sticking with new statewide K-12 education standards in English, language arts and math despite critics who say the standards erode local control.

October 09, 2013 1:24 pmLoading…
Wyoming education legislation developing after Newcastle meeting

Wyoming education legislation developing after Newcastle meeting

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. -- A bill to change what state statute says about multiple-choice testing and a bill to assert Wyoming's control over student data may be in the works following a meeting of lawmakers to discuss issues of education accountability here last week.

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Guest opinion: Common Core brings benefits to education, economy

WASHINGTON — America’s public K-12 education system isn’t making the grade.

August 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

SD2 aligns its curriculum to match the rest of the nation

Over the next three years School District 2 will spend massive amounts of time and effort to adopt a set of nationwide curriculum standards for its schools.

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Wyoming lawmakers consider reversing Common Core adoption

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers concerned with the state's adoption of national education standards said Thursday that they need more time to consider repealing the decision.

September 15, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Get class of 2020 ready for college, careers

Most U.S. high school graduates aren’t ready to succeed in college, according to a recent report by ACT, the independent, nonprofit college testing company.

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Juneau to recommend "core standards" to make graduates college- and career-ready

HELENA — The state’s top public school official, Denise Juneau, will be asking the state Board of Public Education on Thursday to adopt new, more rigorous academic standards aimed at better preparing Montana high school graduates for college and jobs.

May 11, 2011 6:00 pmLoading…

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