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Wyoming high school graduation rate falls again

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The percentage of Wyoming high school students who graduated in four years dropped for the fourth consecutive year last year.

May 23, 2014 11:30 amLoading…
Judge's order: Most of Hill bill unconstitutional

Judge's order: Most of Hill bill unconstitutional

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cindy Hill says she intends to be back on the job Monday morning running the Wyoming Department of Education following a judge's ruling that puts to rest her bitter legal battle to regain the office.

April 18, 2014 4:12 pmLoading…
House panel narrows superintendent investigation

House panel narrows superintendent investigation

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A special House committee investigating state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill has narrowed its focus.

November 18, 2013 3:33 pmLoading…

NAEP results released; Wyoming beats national avg

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming's fourth and eighth grade students outscored the national average in reading and math on the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

November 08, 2013 9:00 amLoading…

PAWS student testing could be around longer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming K-12 students might not see major changes in annual statewide assessments in the next couple of years, as lawmakers cautiously try to find a test that meets the state's long-term needs and education reform goals.

October 23, 2013 4:07 pmLoading…

Lawmakers study Hill reading initiative

BUFFALO — A panel of lawmakers is investigating a Wyoming Department of Education reading initiative started under state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill.

October 16, 2013 9:26 amLoading…

Panel approves counsel for Wyoming superintendent inquiry

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Legislature’s Management Council has unanimously approved spending $100,000 to hire a lawyer to help in the investigation of state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill’s management of the Wyoming Department of Education.

October 15, 2013 3:54 pmLoading…
New Wyoming education director supports reform

New Wyoming education director supports reform

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is on the right track in its effort to hold schools and educators accountable for the academic performance of their K-12 students, according to Richard Crandall, the new director of the state Education Department.

September 06, 2013 8:57 amLoading…
Wyoming Supreme Court hears superintendent lawsuit

Wyoming Supreme Court hears superintendent lawsuit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — It would be a "train wreck" if the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled that the superintendent of public instruction has authority over the Legislature to manage the state's public school system, a state attorney argued Tuesday.

August 20, 2013 7:37 amLoading…

House panel seeks full report on superintendent

CHEYENNE — The chairman of a special House committee investigating state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's management of the Wyoming Education Department is seeking confidential information contained in an earlier inquiry.

August 16, 2013 10:45 amLoading…

New Wyoming ed director: 'We're here to support'

CHEYENNE - Richard Crandall has taken over as director of the Wyoming Department of Education.

August 07, 2013 9:09 amLoading…
Wyoming House panel starts superintendent inquiry

Wyoming House panel starts superintendent inquiry

CHEYENNE — A special House committee is beginning its investigation into state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's management of the Wyoming Education Department over the last two years.

August 07, 2013 8:29 amLoading…

Wyoming education employee videotaped floor debate

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A recent inquiry into how the Wyoming Department of Education operated under state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill includes information that an agency videographer was used for political purposes.

July 31, 2013 2:20 pmLoading…
Supreme Court sets date for superintendent lawsuit

Supreme Court sets date for superintendent lawsuit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Aug. 20 in state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's legal challenge to a new state law that stripped her office of many of its powers.

July 19, 2013 4:35 pmLoading…
Governor's office reviewing report on Wyoming education chief

Governor's office reviewing report on Wyoming education chief

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The governor's office is reviewing a confidential portion of a report critical of schools Superintendent Cindy Hill to see if any parts of it can be released to the public, officials said.

July 08, 2013 9:14 amLoading…
Wyoming education dir. brings business background

Wyoming education dir. brings business background

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The business background of Gov. Matt Mead's selection to head the Wyoming Department of Education should be an asset in running a large, complicated agency, officials involved in state education said Thursday.

June 27, 2013 1:54 pmLoading…
Wyoming lawmakers to meet July 12 on special committee

Wyoming lawmakers to meet July 12 on special committee

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Legislature's Management Council will meet July 12 to consider empaneling a special committee to investigate state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's administration of the Wyoming Education Department.

June 26, 2013 4:30 pmLoading…
Investigators release bombshell autopsy of Cindy Hill-run Wyoming Education Department

Investigators release bombshell autopsy of Cindy Hill-run Wyoming Education Department

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Education may have illegally used federal funds to pay for pet programs banned by state law, improperly used the state aircraft and bullied and drove out employees under state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill, according to a lengthy r…

June 19, 2013 7:15 am Related Loading…

Audit finds Wyoming Ed Dept. lacking in data unit

CASPER, Wyo. — An audit has found that the Wyoming Education Department is unable to meet important data and information functions because of understaffing and fundamental operational issues, underscoring problems at an agency that has been the subject of political wrangling among lawmakers …

June 03, 2013 12:42 pmLoading…

Mead: Education Department inquiry to end this month

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead expects a team investigating concerns from workers at the Wyoming Department of Education will finish its work this month.

April 30, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

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