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After-school program to continue in Laramie

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Laramie Community Recreation Center has reduced the number of caregivers to the School Age Child Care program after going over budget by about $25,000.

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Move

Move

“Exercise has been demonstrated over and over to be useful,” Johnson says. “Truth is, any level is of value.” Walking, he says “gets you outside, and some outside is good as long as you don’t overdo it. The best way to get Vitamin D is sunshine.”Years added? At least three years. That’s the …

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Luther teacher named Montana Rural Teacher of the Year, heads to national conference

Luther teacher named Montana Rural Teacher of the Year, heads to national conference

Earlier this spring, Luther teacher Carolyn Hutson was named the 2014 Rural Teacher of the Year by the Montana Association of County School Superintendents and was later announced as a finalist for national rural teacher of the year.

October 16, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Retrospective: Skyview High construction

Retrospective: Skyview High construction

In the late 1970s, the Billings Heights became one of the fastest growing communities in Montana. The Heights were annexed in the early 1980s, and it soon became apparent that the growth would require more schools to accommodate students in the area. Billings Skyview High School began constr…

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Gazette opinion: Classes for 4-year-olds would pay off for Montana

Gazette opinion: Classes for 4-year-olds would pay off for Montana

Children who aren’t ready for kindergarten when they start school sometimes never catch up with their classmates – even with extra help.

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Sheridan College revamps remedial courses

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Sheridan College is changing the way it teaches remedial math and English courses after administrators determined one-third of all first-year students start their track to a degree with those classes.

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N.D. schools see hike in students deemed homeless

WILLISTON, N.D. — As enrollment continues to surge at schools in North Dakota’s oil country, the number of students deemed homeless under federal regulations is also increasing.

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Guest opinion: 9th grade success key to high school graduation

Guest opinion: 9th grade success key to high school graduation

A month into the year of any high school you could probably easily spot members of the freshman class. The step into that first year of high school is a whopper: swirling among lockers, hallways, peers, multitude of classrooms, labs and teachers.

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Family cooking

Family cooking

According to Focus on the Family, families rather than institutions provide 80 percent of long-term care. Multi-generational families living in one home are once again becoming more commonplace.

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Sidebar art

Sidebar art

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Wyoming educators turn to Twitter for discussions

CASPER, Wyo.  — Hundreds of miles from one another, seven men and women settled into an online meeting room.

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Thermopolis students learn first-hand about reptiles

THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. — Scott Shupe admits that there is something about snakes that makes most folks shudder. However, instead of shuddering we should be grateful.

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Park County log cabin a modern 1-room schoolhouse

Park County log cabin a modern 1-room schoolhouse

CODY, Wyo. — Julie Nelson values her children and their education.

October 08, 2014 12:24 pm Photos

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Billings program honored for focus on Lewis and Clark, technology

A Billings-based educational program that teaches middle-school students about technology used during Lewis and Clark’s historic journey by comparing it to its modern counterparts has received a national honor for its efforts and will celebrate the award at a public event Wednesday.

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School superintendents meet with Wyoming governor

School superintendents meet with Wyoming governor

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Nine school superintendents made their case Tuesday to Gov. Matt Mead that the state is shortchanging Wyoming K-12 funding.

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Wyoming AG says K-12 students can't opt out of testing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Attorney General's Office has issued an opinion that says all eligible K-12 students in the state must take standardized tests.

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University of Wyoming Faculty Senate affirms stance against guns

University of Wyoming Faculty Senate affirms stance against guns

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming Faculty Senate is considering taking a formal stance against allowing firearms on campus.

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UW starts tracking stalking, domestic violence

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The inappropriate use of social media is a major contributor to increasing stalking incidents on the University of Wyoming campus, UW Police Chief Mike Samp said.

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UW dedicates new drilling simulation lab

LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming students now have a special teaching laboratory to learn about oil and gas drilling rigs.

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UM panel seeks to strengthen programs with low enrollment

UM panel seeks to strengthen programs with low enrollment

MISSOULA — The president of the University of Montana has charged the school’s faculty with identifying ways to strengthen academic programs and better promote the importance of a liberal arts education to students and their parents.

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