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Balow seeks to bring strength and stability

Balow seeks to bring strength and stability

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Change is a work toward stability at the Wyoming Department of Education. At least that’s according to new State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow.

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Report notes improvement in Wyoming education

Wyoming’s education system ranks well overall, but could offer more support in early childhood education, according to a new national report.

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Third-graders use math to build doghouses

Third-graders use math to build doghouses

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Hammers, drills and measuring tape can all be math tools at some Laramie County School District 1 elementary schools.

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Science instruction continues in face of state action

Science instruction continues in face of state action

CHEYENNE — Science isn’t a clean, neat or quiet process in sixth-grade teacher Mark McIlvain’s classroom.

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Science standards halt at the state, not for districts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — When the Wyoming Legislature adjourned in March, it left school districts in limbo.

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Wyoming's love-hate relationship with Common Core continues

Wyoming's love-hate relationship with Common Core continues

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Proponents of the Common Core standards say they are more rigorous than the state’s previous standards and will better prepare students to graduate from high school ready for college, a career or a next step.

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Difference is in the Common Core details for superintendent candidates

Difference is in the Common Core details for superintendent candidates

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Both candidates seeking to be Wyoming's next superintendent of public instruction, Republican Jillian Balow and Democrat Mike Ceballos, support having state educational standards.

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Wyoming PAWS numbers reflect new test

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — This year’s Wyoming sixth-graders did the best, while this year’s seniors performed the worst on the latest round of standardized testing.

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Crandall moves on from Wyoming days

Crandall moves on from Wyoming days

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The onetime director of the Wyoming Department of Education is officially gone.

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Wyoming drops several spots on child wellness report

Despite seeing improvements in multiple areas, Wyoming’s overall ranking on a national children’s well-being report dropped several spaces.

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Hill response lacks detail

Hill response lacks detail

CHEYENNE, WYO. — A recent report from the Legislature’s Investigative Committee lacked evidence and due process, according to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill.

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Test changes mean release delay for PAWS results

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — It may be a while before parents find out how their students did on PAWS, the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students.

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Wyoming education: Modern principals juggle many roles

Wyoming education: Modern principals juggle many roles

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Alta Vista Elementary Principal Brenda Creel often starts her class day sitting on the floor.

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Wyoming education director seeks teachers' opinions

CHEYENNE — The state Department of Education is seeking up to 12 opinionated Wyoming teachers.

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Wyoming schools can paddle students, but don't

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is one of 19 states nationwide that allow schools to paddle students.

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Wyoming schools can paddle students, but don't

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is one of 19 states nationwide that allow schools to paddle students.

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After Sternberg, little change for UW students

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For most students at the University of Wyoming, there should be no immediate changes as a result of the recent presidential shakeup.

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Wyoming principals head back to school

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Some Wyoming principals are starting to spend more time in the classroom — as students.

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Cheyenne college projects redesign services for faculty training, campus safety

CHEYENNE – Laramie County Community College employees are creating new campus practices.

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Wyoming Education Board stands by Common Core standards

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state Board of Education continues to support Wyoming’s content standards in English, language arts and math.

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Federal cuts being seen in Wyoming schools

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Federal cuts to educational funding have Wyoming school districts paying close attention to their budgets.

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National rankings don’t reflect its mission, UW says

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Despite low scores, a new set of national rankings doesn’t appear to bother officials at the University of Wyoming.

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Wyoming Department of Education helps parents keep kids' skills sharp

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Some call it the brain drain. Others have dubbed it the summer slide or the summer slump.

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Schools chief meeting turns into debate

CHEYENNE – A public meeting on education Monday turned into a debate on authority, politics and the Wyoming Department of Education.

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Budget cuts could ground Wyoming Starbase program

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – This may be the last year for fifth-graders to take part in Cheyenne’s Starbase Academy.

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Interim Wyoming education head notes stability, accountability as top priorities

Interim Wyoming education head notes stability, accountability as top priorities

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The newly appointed interim director of the state Department of Education has a lot of homework to do.

February 02, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

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