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Education committee advances school security initiatives

CASPER, Wyo. — Legislators advanced a bill Thursday that would improve safety conditions in Wyoming schools.

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UW alumni have roles in NASA test flight

UW alumni have roles in NASA test flight

LARAMIE, Wyo. — When NASA’s Orion spacecraft left its launch pad mounted atop United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy rocket in Cape Canaveral, Fla., last week, two University of Wyoming alumni watched from the ground as their efforts ascended into orbit.

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Obama announces $1B for early childhood education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring early childhood education "one of the best investments we can make," President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of thousands of children by announcing $1 billion in public-private spending on progr…

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Upward Bound celebrates 50 years of helping at-risk youth

Upward Bound celebrates 50 years of helping at-risk youth

As Marissa Henthorn and Alice Zeeb — both seniors at Billings Senior High — tapped away on laptops, Michelle Watson offered advice and tips on the tricky and sometimes exhausting process of finding and applying for college scholarships.

December 06, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Global program gives Head Start kids creative freedom

Global program gives Head Start kids creative freedom

As teacher Wendy Jam read a short story about a musician to a half-dozen youngsters at Head Start Inc. on Friday morning, she’d occasionally pause to let the kids holler out the instrument played by the main character.

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N.D. looks at requiring students to pass U.S. citizenship test before graduating

N.D. looks at requiring students to pass U.S. citizenship test before graduating

Students in North Dakota will have to pass the U.S. citizenship test if lawmakers approve a bill this spring to make the 100-question exam a graduation requirement.

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Diversity being embraced in energy industry

Diversity being embraced in energy industry

As a youngster, Chelsie Wharton had no doubt she would someday design roller coasters for a living, even if she didn’t know the exact title for her dream profession.

December 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gillette dorm construction could begin in spring

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Construction could begin in the spring on a new dorm building at Gillette College.

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Guest opinion: Southern Baptist leader: Listen to fears in Ferguson

On a day when reactions were predictable, one man’s was not.

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Campuswide alert after reported rape at MSU may have hindered investigation

Campuswide alert after reported rape at MSU may have hindered investigation

BOZEMAN — The timing of a campuswide alert at Montana State University following two reports of fraternity house rapes in a single weekend last year might have interfered with the police investigation into what happened, Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert told campus police in a recent letter.

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New UW nursing program receives full accreditation

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program has earned full accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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'Focus on your teacher and not your empty tummy': Governor a hit a Lockwood Schools

'Focus on your teacher and not your empty tummy': Governor a hit a Lockwood Schools

For breakfast, Gov. Steve Bullock told Lockwood Intermediate School students Monday he usually enjoys a bowl of Cheerios and yogurt.

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Helena native Meloy receives Rhodes scholarship

Helena native Meloy receives Rhodes scholarship

HELENA — This year's list of 32 Rhodes scholars includes a man from Helena who has been interning in the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change.

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UW reacts to North Carolina academic fraud case

LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming athletic officials say they see no evidence of academic improprieties like what occurred at the University of North Carolina.

November 23, 2014 10:25 am

Group promises 700 private school scholarships

BOZEMAN — A group that advocates for children to be able to choose private education says it will offer 700 scholarships at 58 private schools this fall.

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UW reacts to North Carolina academic fraud case

LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming athletic officials say they see no evidence of academic improprieties like what occurred at the University of North Carolina but they plan more steps to make sure doesn't happen.

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Report: University of Wyoming prepares teachers better than most

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A report by an education quality policy group finds that many colleges and universities aren’t fully preparing education students for the classroom, but the University of Wyoming is the exception.

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Lawmakers see progress in education reform efforts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Some Wyoming legislators are hopeful that a change in the state schools superintendent will result in better progress in their efforts to improve K-12 education.

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Balow looks to bring stability to K-12 education

Balow looks to bring stability to K-12 education

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Jillian Balow, who was elected Wyoming’s new state schools superintendent this week, is looking to rebuild the state Education Department and bring stability to a K-12 education system that has been beset by political turmoil for nearly four years.

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Wyoming program helps kids raise pheasants

Wyoming program helps kids raise pheasants

ACME, Wyo. — Pheasant hunters trekking into the fields can tip their hats to students at nearly 20 Acme area schools for their help in hatching hundreds of the 28,000 birds to be released this season around the state.

November 06, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

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