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Town of Jackson approves Christian school downtown

CHEYENNE — The Jackson Town Council has granted approval for a private Christian school to operate.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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Wyoming school district coalition grows

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two more school districts have joined a coalition that says the state Legislature has shortchanged Wyoming K-12 funding by $151 million in recent years by failing to keep up with inflation.

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Why should unions negotiate for workers who don’t pay their fair share?

In Harris v. Quinn, the U.S. Supreme Court put unions in a bind when it ruled that unionized home-care workers cannot be required to pay for the representation that unions are required by law to provide to them. In cases across the country lawyers are now asking courts to extend the rule of …

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Guest opinion: As fire season approaches, let’s create ‘charter forests’

With the number and severity of wildfires increasing dramatically, it’s time to rethink management policies for our national forest system.

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Wyoming Guard program transforms teenagers

RAWLINS, Wyo. — Their motto is simple — courage to change.

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Guest opinion: U.S. college-for-all model isn’t working

Instead of going through Congress and making the initiative bipartisan, President Obama acted alone in mid-November, promising $100 million in grants to specialized high schools — such as New York City’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School — that prepare students for technical c…

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Machining class powers Gillette students

Machining class powers Gillette students

GILLETTE, Wyo. — There are some big bonuses coming out of a combined Gillette College-Campbell County High School machining class that's the first of its kind in the community and perhaps the state.

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Gillette teen mentor program helps youths

Gillette teen mentor program helps youths

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The last bell of the day has rung at Sage Valley Junior High and the building is empty. Most of the students are gone, outside where they wait to get on buses or talk with friends, the day's lessons over.

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Study looks at how school change affects students

CHEYENNE — A study of public school students in Laramie County School District 1 suggests that students who move multiple times to different schools can see their academics suffer.

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Teen to represent Wyoming at national math contest

Teen to represent Wyoming at national math contest

GILLETTE, Wyo. — It was Timothy Hays’ last chance in the annual state Mathcounts competition and he made the most of it.

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George F. Will: Education, UN funding policies violate US laws

WASHINGTON — Two policies of the Obama administration illustrate an axiom: As government expands, its lawfulness contracts. Consider the administration's desire to continue funding UNESCO and to develop a national curriculum for primary and secondary education.

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Wyoming still considering No Child Left Behind waiver

CHEYENNE — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill says no decision has been made yet on whether Wyoming will seek a waiver from the most strenuous requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law.

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Wyoming public school enrollment exceeds 89,000

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Enrollment in Wyoming's public schools has increased for the sixth consecutive and exceeds 89,000 for the first time since 2001.

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Principals tackle truancy door to door

Principals tackle truancy door to door

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The two principals walk toward the high school doors, pulling purple Camel windbreakers over their button-down shirts and ties.

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Science Posse program trains new Wyoming teachers

Science Posse program trains new Wyoming teachers

LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming Science Posse fellows are a unique breed, program coordinator Jan Truchot said. Not everybody can or wants to do what they do.

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