CASPER, Wyo. — State lawmakers opposed to nationwide educational benchmarks known as the Common Core say recent moves by three states to repeal the standards are fueling the movement to roll them back in Wyoming.
David Petersen helps his sixth-grade students understand the differences between various types of sound and light waves by manipulating the movement of a slinky on May 21 at Hillcrest Elementary School in Gillette, Wyo.
CASPER, Wyo. — Members of the grass-roots group Wyoming Citizens Opposing Common Core are volunteering to sit on the committee planning to review science standards for Wyoming schools, several members of the group told the Star-Tribune.
CHEYENNE — National Education Association members need to get boots on the ground and tell people about the changes they have made in students’ lives.
I have been unable to figure out whether being a journalist is a blessing or a curse.
HELENA — Students won’t be sharpening number two pencils to take the state standardized test this spring.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The House Education Committee has endorsed a bill that could threaten Wyoming's participation in the Common Core State Standards for math and English language arts.
School District 2 has tightened up its procedures for letting parents know what books are on the middle and high school required reading lists and how to request an alternate title.
HELENA — Montana public schools, moving to new standards for English and math, won’t have to test students on the old standards while doing a dry run on the new testing next spring, the state’s top school official said Tuesday.
HELENA – As Montana public school students take new English and math assessment tests linked to new Common Core standards, the state and school districts will keep records of the test results.
HELENA – At Anaconda High School, students with a smart phone or computer can tap into the school’s data system to check their attendance, assignments and grades – and often do.
In July, Montana’s superintendent of public instruction, Denise Juneau, wrote to the federal Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and made a simple request: Let the state replace an old test with a new one that will better measure students’ learning and Montana’s adherence to Adequat…
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's decision to adopt a set of national education standards in math and language arts may be a year old, but discourse on the learning goals was fresh among a crowd of parents, teachers and politicians in Casper on Tuesday night.
CASPER, Wyo. -- A Wyoming-based, nonprofit conservative advocacy group and a Casper lawmaker are sponsoring an education roundtable in Casper Tuesday to clear up what they say is widespread confusion regarding the new Common Core State Standards.
HELENA – From Ekalaka to Kalispell, Montana schools are doing what they think is a good thing: Updating curricula, testing and instruction to meet new, tougher Common Core standards for reading and math.
HELENA – While Montana’s new Common Core standards for public schools are being attacked by some as a nationalized education agenda, driven by the Obama administration, school officials here say Montana adopted the standards on its own terms.
WASHINGTON — America’s public K-12 education system isn’t making the grade.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming will have a say in what type of standardized test some of its elementary and high school students may take two years from now.
Lyn McKinney has seen the future and it is stuffed with digital library books.
The American Dream speaks to opportunity for everyone, proposing that vision, merit, and work will prevail over privilege and birthright as the base determinants of success. American free education, available to all irrespective of zip code or birthright, serves as the high octane fuel prope…