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Education accountability still on track despite failed bills

CASPER, Wyo. — A new accountability system to grade Wyoming schools, teachers and principals is still on track despite two failed bills on the topic this legislative session, state education officials said Tuesday.

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U.S. Senate introduces No Child Left Behind successor

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.

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Gazette opinion: Focus on accreditation levy for kids’ sake

At a special board meeting at 5:30 p.m. today, Billings school trustees will reconsider last week’s votes on a long-term facilities master plan and on asking voters to fund K-8 classroom technology.

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Senate removes teacher of record from reform bill

Senate removes teacher of record from reform bill

CHEYENNE — The state Senate has decided that trying to hold specific teachers accountable for student performance is not workable.

February 14, 2013 2:35 pm Related Loading…
Wyoming House passes bill allowing year-round classes

Wyoming House passes bill allowing year-round classes

CHEYENNE — The state House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow school districts to try year-round class schedules in hopes that students will better retain what they learn.

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'School choice' supporters rally as Montana legislators hear tax credit bills

'School choice' supporters rally as Montana legislators hear tax credit bills

HELENA – Advocates of “school choice” filled the state Capitol halls Monday, in part to testify for a pair of bills creating new state income-tax credits helping finance private schools in Montana.

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