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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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House panel endorses Common Core bill

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.

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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

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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…

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.

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Educators back Wyoming lawmakers' education reform actions

Educators back Wyoming lawmakers' education reform actions

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Delays and other changes Wyoming lawmakers made to the state's ongoing effort to improve K-12 public education during the recently completed legislative session have drawn praise from educators who say accountability shouldn't be rushed.

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Wyoming Senate passes education reform measure

Wyoming Senate passes education reform measure

CHEYENNE — The state Senate has passed a bill that restarts parts of Wyoming's education reform effort.

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Mead launches inquiry into Education Department issues

Mead launches inquiry into Education Department issues

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Department of Education employees will have an opportunity to detail concerns about the department that they’ve expressed over the past several months to a team created by Gov. Matt Mead's office, the governor announced Tuesday.

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Senate approves Wyoming education reform bill

Senate approves Wyoming education reform bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state Senate has passed a bill that would develop a system to measure the performance of teachers, superintendents, principals and other educators.

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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.

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Legislature passes Wyoming school chief duties bill

Legislature passes Wyoming school chief duties bill

CHEYENNE — A bill stripping the Wyoming superintendent of public instruction of most administrative duties passed the state Legislature on Friday despite concerns from some lawmakers about its constitutionality and the specter of a court challenge ahead.

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Wyoming schools chief bill gets 1st House floor look, gets preliminary approval

Wyoming schools chief bill gets 1st House floor look, gets preliminary approval

CHEYENNE — A bill stripping the Wyoming superintendent of public instruction as head of the state Department of Education has received preliminary approval in the state House of Representatives.

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Wyoming Senate gives preliminary OK to education reform

Wyoming Senate gives preliminary OK to education reform

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The full Wyoming Senate on Monday gave preliminary approval to a sweeping education reform bill that would drastically reduce the administrative role of state's top public schools official.

January 14, 2013 4:08 pm Photos

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Education reform, fuel tax before Wyoming Legislature this week

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers are set to discuss key issues this week, including a plan to strip power from the state's chief of schools, a measure to raise fuel taxes and a proposed supplemental state budget.

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Riverton-area officials back slowing school reform

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Riverton-area school officials are supporting a proposal to delay school reforms around the state.

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Conrad senator outlines sweeping education reform, funding bill he’ll present in 2013

Conrad senator outlines sweeping education reform, funding bill he’ll present in 2013

HELENA — A Republican state senator on Thursday outlined a sweeping proposal to reform Montana’s public schools and their funding, including an overhaul of academic standards and a $50 million a year cut in local school property taxes.

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Wyoming legislative panel moves to strip duties, funding from Department of Education

Wyoming legislative panel moves to strip duties, funding from Department of Education

CASPER, Wyo. — After approving a report that detailed numerous failures by the Wyoming Department of Education to assist in developing a statewide accountability system, legislators gave initial approval to a bill that would shift several responsibilities and some funding from the department…

December 12, 2012 8:12 am Photos

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Wyoming education agency misses response deadline

CHEYENNE — State lawmakers say the Wyoming Department of Education has missed a deadline to submit a written response to a report detailing numerous failures by the agency on implementing education reforms.

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Report outlines Wyoming Department of Education problems with AYP reporting

Report outlines Wyoming Department of Education problems with AYP reporting

CASPER, Wyo. — Substantial problems in the way the Wyoming Department of Education handled this year's data required by No Child Left Behind indicate an inability to perform duties required by state law, according to a recent report to legislators.

November 20, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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