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Summer science: YBGR students get hands-on courses

Summer science: YBGR students get hands-on courses

Just a few minutes into Dan Carter’s physics and engineering presentation in Jevon Lulf and Tammy Baldry’s classroom at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch’s Yellowstone Academy, the kids were already hooked.

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Boys and Girls Clubs looking to boost exposure, youth involvement

Boys and Girls Clubs looking to boost exposure, youth involvement

Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County has joined up with a national campaign to provide its services to more local youth and increase its presence in the Billings area.

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Candidates debate Wyoming education issues

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The four major party candidates for state superintendent of public instruction agree that public K-12 education begins with local control, but they disagree on who is responsible for how out of control the state's education system has been the last three-and-a-half years.

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School districts team up to lobby for more money

CASPER, Wyo. — A new coalition of seven Wyoming school districts says the state Legislature has shortchanged K-12 funding by $151 million in recent years by failing to keep up with inflation.

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State providing safety training to schools in fall

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state plans to provide special training this fall to help local school districts prevent the type of school shootings that have occurred in other states.

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Why should unions negotiate for workers who don’t pay their fair share?

In Harris v. Quinn, the U.S. Supreme Court put unions in a bind when it ruled that unionized home-care workers cannot be required to pay for the representation that unions are required by law to provide to them. In cases across the country lawyers are now asking courts to extend the rule of …

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Interim chief named for Laramie County schools

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Laramie County School District 1 trustees have appointed their top human resources officer as interim superintendent.

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Laurel hires new middle school principal

The Laurel School District has hired Patrick Cates, K-8 principal in Bridger, as its new middle school principal.

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Judge enforces $300K agreement, concussion lawsuit

BOZEMAN — A District Court judge in Bozeman has enforced a $300,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed by a former Three Forks High School football player over a series of concussions suffered in practice in 2009.

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Gazette opinion: Years of waiting after disabled youth leave school

Parents of developmentally disabled Montanans probably left a recent legislative forum with more questions than answers.

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SD2 gives tentative OK to redistricting group

The Billings School District 2 Board of Trustees and the SD2 high school planning and development committee discussed on Monday night the members and general duties of the committee that will recommend new boundaries for elementary and middle schools in Billings.

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Wyoming halts work on science teaching standards

RAWLINS, Wyo. — The Wyoming Board of Education has suspended work on new standards for science education in public schools until the state Legislature rescinds a recent mandate for those standards.

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Meeting to reconsider Yellowstone education plan

CODY, Wyo. — Park County officials have scheduled a July 21 meeting to reconsider a plan to have Wyoming cover the costs of educating the children of Yellowstone National Park employees who live in Mammoth Hot Springs.

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Demolition begins at McKinley

Demolition begins at McKinley

By late Tuesday morning, the annex building at McKinley Elementary School was little more than heaps of rubble and a few support beams, marking the next step in a major renovation of the 100-plus-year-old school.

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New college grads finally seeing better hiring prospects

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Reid Browning counts himself among the fortunate ones.

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Casper College biology instructor Will Robinson

Casper College biology instructor Will Robinson

Casper College biology instructor Will Robinson takes a closer look at a fungus while leading a "Yellowstone Experience" course in Yellowstone National Park. Robinson was recently named a Fulbright specialist candidate, making him eligible for Fulbright grants to travel abroad and present wo…

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Biology instructor Will Robinson

Biology instructor Will Robinson

Casper College biology instructor Will Robinson was recently named a Fulbright specialist candidate, making him eligible for Fulbright grants to travel abroad and present workshops, lectures and seminars on his research, which is related to beekeeping, bee biology and pollination.

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Exploring flora and fauna

Exploring flora and fauna

Casper College students spent nine days exploring flora and fauna in Yellowstone National Park.

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Wyoming schools probably free to use controversial science standards

Despite a statewide ban on a controversial set of K-12 science benchmarks, local school districts in Wyoming probably can use the standards freely.

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Students explore biology in Yellowstone classroom

Students explore biology in Yellowstone classroom

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Will Robinson eyed quietly the handful of moss in his student's palm.

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