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State providing safety training to schools in fall

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state plans to provide special training this fall to help local school districts prevent the type of school shootings that have occurred in other states.

July 23, 2014 7:00 amLoading…
Legislators say impeachment unlikely for embattled schools chief

Legislators say impeachment unlikely for embattled schools chief

CASPER, Wyo. — A 100-page report released last week chronicles misspending and intimidating leadership at the Wyoming Department of Education and could lay the groundwork for state Superintendent of Schools Cindy Hill’s removal from office.

July 06, 2014 10:30 amLoading…

Education committee to talk department restructure

CASPER, Wyo. — State lawmakers will meet in Casper on Thursday to talk about potential changes to the Wyoming Department of Education following what some lawmakers say has been decades of turmoil between the agency's elected head and the state Board of Education, which is appointed by the governor.

June 26, 2014 6:08 amLoading…

Wyoming scientists: Reconsider controversial set of science standards

A group of Wyoming educators has asked state education leaders to rethink their stance on a controversial set of science standards.

June 03, 2014 8:00 amLoading…

Deputy to embattled schools chief files for superintendent

CASPER, Wyo. — Sheryl Lain, a Cheyenne-based education administrator who served on the leadership team of Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill, has filed to run for the statewide schools chief job.

May 30, 2014 8:40 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 GOP censure measure moves forward; Mead: 'We disagree'

Wyoming GOP censure measure moves forward; Mead: 'We disagree'

EVANSTON, Wyo. — A committee reviewing proposals to forward to Republicans at the state convention approved Friday morning one of two censure measures against Gov. Matt Mead.

May 02, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…
Records show 11 exits from Wyoming education agency since Supreme Court ruling

Records show 11 exits from Wyoming education agency since Supreme Court ruling

CASPER, Wyo. — Eleven employees have left or announced their resignation from the Wyoming Department of Education since schools chief Cindy Hill won a state Supreme Court case in January that put her back in charge of the department, according to records released Tuesday by the department.

April 30, 2014 7:37 amLoading…
At least 6 leave state education agency

At least 6 leave state education agency

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — At least six employees have left the Wyoming Department of Education in the months since state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill won a state Supreme Court ruling on her powers and duties.

April 27, 2014 2:12 pmLoading…
Lawmakers discuss how Wyoming runs education system

Lawmakers discuss how Wyoming runs education system

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Legislature's Joint Education Interim Committee is holding discussions on how the state runs its public education system.

April 25, 2014 6:45 amLoading…
At least 5 resign from Wyoming  education agency

At least 5 resign from Wyoming education agency

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — At least five people, including Director Richard Crandall, have resigned from the Wyoming Department of Education since Superintendent Cindy Hill was reinstated as the department's top official last Friday.

April 24, 2014 9:10 amLoading…
Some employees eye exits as Cindy Hill returns to Wyoming Education Department

Some employees eye exits as Cindy Hill returns to Wyoming Education Department

CASPER, Wyo. — A handful of people have resigned from the Wyoming Department of Education and more resignations could be coming, said the man who ran the department until Superintendent Cindy Hill took over again on Monday.

April 23, 2014 8:00 amLoading…
Cindy Hill back in charge of Wyoming Education Department

Cindy Hill back in charge of Wyoming Education Department

State schools chief Cindy Hill is back in charge of the Wyoming Department of Education, following a final order from a district court judge that reinstated her as the department's top official.

April 22, 2014 8:00 amLoading…
Cindy Hill

Cindy Hill

Wyoming state superintendent of public instruction Cindy Hill applauds a speaker during a Tea Party rally recently in Emblem.

April 17, 2014 6:09 pmLoading…

Judge issues narrow ruling in public records case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A state judge has ruled that elected officials cannot use the Wyoming Public Records Act to obtain massive amounts of internal documents from other government agencies.

April 17, 2014 3:37 pmLoading…

19 Wyoming school districts get waivers for student-teacher ratio

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Education is allowing 19 school districts to exceed the state mandated student-teacher ratio in kindergarten through third grade during the 2014-15 school year.

April 15, 2014 1:48 pmLoading…

Feds seek more information on agency audit

CHEYENNE — The U.S. Department of Education is seeking more information from the Wyoming Department of Education on its spending of federal funds under Superintendent Cindy Hill.

April 05, 2014 2:07 pmLoading…
Dispute over Wyoming school superintendent bill continues

Dispute over Wyoming school superintendent bill continues

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Lawyers for the Wyoming superintendent of public instruction are back in court after lawyers for the state conceded in a court filing that the bulk of a law passed last year that stripped most duties from the superintendent is unconstitutional.

April 01, 2014 11:27 amLoading…
Audit questions Wyoming Education Department management under Cindy Hill

Audit questions Wyoming Education Department management under Cindy Hill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal audit has found questionable management practices in the Wyoming Education Department when it was under the control of Superintendent Cindy Hill.

March 26, 2014 1:54 pmLoading…
Wyoming concedes most of Hill bill unconstitutional

Wyoming concedes most of Hill bill unconstitutional

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Lawyers for the state concede in a court filing that the bulk of a law passed last year that stripped most duties from the superintendent of public instruction is unconstitutional.

March 25, 2014 2:30 pmLoading…

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