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Joint Education Committee to talk statewide governance

CASPER, Wyo. — A discussion about an ongoing education governance survey will headline a meeting of the state Legislature's Joint Education Committee meeting in Casper on Wednesday.

September 09, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…

Report: trim duties at state education agencies

As state lawmakers debate whether to pare down the Wyoming Department of Education amid a possible restructuring of the agency, a new national report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute suggests that states do exactly that.

May 05, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming legislators consider tougher school bus safety penalties

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wind River Elementary School girl killed after exiting her school bus in December 2011 has inspired a push for tougher bus safety laws, which lawmakers initiated Monday.

June 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Wyoming lawmakers OK development of energy curriculum for schools

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State officials and representatives of the energy industry will be asked to develop a course of study focusing on the energy industry and natural resources to be taught in Wyoming schools under a bill approved Thursday by the Legislature’s Joint Education Committee.

December 13, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Education, wolves also on Wyoming budget session agenda

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- When the 2012 legislative budget session kicks off Monday, lawmakers' first priority will be to put together a budget in the wake of a sharp $115 million drop in projected state revenue.

February 11, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Wyoming legislative panel advances education reform bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Advancing education reform efforts in Wyoming's public schools, a panel of lawmakers has endorsed proposed legislation that spells out how to make sure high school graduates are ready for college and careers.

January 16, 2012 6:35 pmLoading…

Cost adjustment changes could hurt, help some northern Wyoming school districts

CODY, Wyo. — Several school districts across northern Wyoming stand to gain additional funding from proposed changes to the state’s cost adjustment formula for employee wages, while other districts may lose a chunk of funding.

November 04, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Wyoming bill to eliminate foreign language mandate fails in committee

CASPER, Wyo. — A bill that would have repealed state-mandated early foreign language education failed to gain a critical committee endorsement Thursday.

December 16, 2010 11:45 pmLoading…

Ed panel looking for cuts

CASPER — The Legislature’s Joint Education Committee spent the past few months reviewing state programs and how they are funded in hope of finding places to trim the budget yet continue to fund successful programs.

January 22, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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