House Education Committee
CASPER, Wyo. — The House Education Committee voted down a resolution Monday that would have allowed voters to decide whether the state's superintendent of public instruction should be elected or appointed.
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.
HELENA — The House Education Committee on Wednesday advanced the session’s major school-funding bill, but not before making major changes that reduced its cost and removed provisions that would reduce local school property taxes.
HELENA -- School officials from districts big and small, from Kalispell to Ekalaka, traveled to Helena to testify Monday for the session’s major school-funding bill, which had its first hearing before a House committee.
HELENA — The session’s major school-funding bill, which easily passed the Senate more than a month ago, finally has a hearing scheduled in the House — but it will be amended, its sponsor said this week.
HELENA — Three “school choice” bills that use state funds or tax credits to help finance private or charter schools passed out of legislative committees Wednesday on mostly party line votes, with Democrats solidly opposed.
HELENA — A lawmaker's proposal protecting "alternative viewpoints" during the teaching of evolution and science in schools came under fire Friday from opponents who argued it would pave the way for teaching of creationism.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming House of Representatives on Monday shot down a controversial proposal for a regional cost-of-living adjustment for teachers in the state.
HELENA — The House panel with the last surviving school-funding vehicle at the Legislature kicked around some options on Monday, but took no action — and it’s not yet clear what it may or may not do, its chairman said.
HELENA — Senate Republicans' school funding bill to borrow from oil and gas and other funds to help increase money for public schools appears dead, muddying the debate over how the Legislature will finance public schools the next two years.
HELENA — Legislative Republicans have killed Gov. Brian Schweitzer's funding plan for public schools, including its proposal to redistribute some school districts' oil-and-gas revenue statewide, and are working on an alternative.
CHEYENNE — The House Education Committee has endorsed two education reform bills.
CHEYENNE — Hot-button social issue bills are stacking up in committees as the 61st Wyoming Legislature enters its second week.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The House Education Committee has endorsed legislation to make foreign language an optional requirement in the Hathaway scholarship program.