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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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Montana House panel advances much-changed, scaled-back school-funding bill

Montana House panel advances much-changed, scaled-back school-funding bill

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.

April 10, 2013 5:32 pm Related Loading…
Major school-funding bill has first hearing in House committee

Major school-funding bill has first hearing in House committee

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.

April 08, 2013 6:54 pm Related Loading…
Major school-funding bill scheduled for House hearing; amendments coming

Major school-funding bill scheduled for House hearing; amendments coming

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.

March 28, 2013 4:56 pmLoading…
Bills advance to provide public funding for private, charter schools

Bills advance to provide public funding for private, charter schools

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.

February 06, 2013 6:54 pm Related Loading…
Critics say bill allows creationism in schools

Critics say bill allows creationism in schools

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.

January 25, 2013 6:00 pm Related Loading…

Wyoming House flunks proposed teacher salary change

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.

February 13, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

School funding proposal: No action yet -- will there be any?

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.

April 04, 2011 8:30 pmLoading…

GOP Senate school-funding plan appears dead

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.

March 28, 2011 8:00 pmLoading…

Schweitzer's K-12 school-funding bill tabled; GOP working up alternative

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.

February 17, 2011 6:51 pmLoading…

Wyoming House committee approves education reform bills

CHEYENNE — The House Education Committee has endorsed two education reform bills.

February 17, 2011 9:18 amLoading…

Wyoming Legislature enters second week

CHEYENNE — Hot-button social issue bills are stacking up in committees as the 61st Wyoming Legislature enters its second week.

January 16, 2011 4:40 pmLoading…

House panel approves proposed Hathaway change

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The House Education Committee has endorsed legislation to make foreign language an optional requirement in the Hathaway scholarship program.

January 13, 2011 11:07 amLoading…

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