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CASPER, Wyo. — Students looking for cream-filled cookies, fruit-flavored candy and soft drinks aren't likely to find them in school vending machines and snack counters by this time next year.
Morris Carter returned to this year’s Central Wyoming Fair Parade in Casper aboard the same covered wagon that was damaged in an accident he survived after last year’s parade.
Wyoming is holding off a year in its request for a waiver that allows the state relief from the federal No Child Left Behind Act in exchange for state educational reform efforts, because the state isn’t ready to meet the waiver’s required timeline.
Steve Hopkins received a surprise request on Friday, his last work day before becoming superintendent of the Natrona County School District.
Casper school officials and researchers believe a program that teaches families to teach their children how to succeed will benefit from first-year growing pains.
The contractor building the new Southridge Elementary School has informed the Natrona County School District board of trustees that the floor was built lower than planned and adjustments are necessary to ensure drainage won’t be a problem.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming legislators agreed Tuesday to consider new funding sources for early childhood education programs and to study how to improve their coordination across the state.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — Students tend to forget during the summer what they learned in school, but there are ways to help keep their skills sharp, educators say.
CASPER, Wyo. — State lawmakers are considering mandatory suicide prevention training for educators.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The three candidates Gov. Matt Mead will consider to head the Wyoming Department of Education were chosen by the State Board of Education Saturday.
CASPER, Wyo. — Six semifinal candidates for the position of Wyoming Department of Education director, including a former Natrona County School District superintendent, will meet with the State Board of Education and members of the public Friday and Saturday.
CASPER, Wyo. — Eighth-grader Baylee O’Neal's presentation to sixth-graders May 17 was full of humor, but also drove home the consequences of bullying.
Natrona County School District officials say they want to know why the new Southridge Elementary School in Casper won’t open in time for the start of the 2013-14 academic year.
CASPER, Wyo. — Mercedes Proudfoot left a school and friends she loved in Utah halfway through her senior year, and started as the new kid at Midwest High School.
CASPER, Wyo. — The interim director for the Wyoming Department of Education, Jim Rose, told state legislators Friday that there’s much to sort out since he became head of the department on Jan. 27, including data and personnel issues.
CASPER, Wyo. — Whitney Hill and Wade Holmes look forward to exploring the world together after graduating in the University of Wyoming/Casper College Center class of 2013.
CASPER, Wyo. -- School officials are considering asking Natrona County voters to approve a bond measure in May 2014 to fund local school construction projects.
CASPER, Wyo. — The words “inspiration and imagination” are how Evanston High School sophomore Sydney Jordan summarized the annual showcase of more than 5,000 artworks from Wyoming high school students.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming officials will soon interview candidates for a new director for the Wyoming Department of Education.
CASPER, Wyo. — A team of Casper-area home-schooled students in grades four through nine are bound for the FIRST LEGO League North American Open Championship next month after winning the overall award at the state championship in December.
CASPER, Wyo. — Michael Espy’s mother and his teacher hugged and almost cried watching him shake President Barack Obama’s hand at the third annual White House Science Fair on Monday in Washington, D.C.
The Wyoming School Facilities Commission approved funds for planning and design of 19 projects intended to aid school districts running out of classroom space.
Students who struggle most need their parents and teachers to work together, educators around the state say. But often those parents are the most difficult to get involved.
CASPER, Wyo. — Forty-four kindergartners will be able to spend half the day learning in Mandarin Chinese at Paradise Valley Elementary school beginning this fall — provided several conditions are met.
CASPER, Wyo. — A narrative over the past 30 years about failing public school systems has devalued and diminished the role of educators, National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel told members of the Wyoming Education Association on Saturday.
CASPER, Wyo. — Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is creating a report on the state's public schools, which she and legislators say is intended to help guide education policy.
Advocates of allowing Natrona County School District students to learn in a foreign language for part of the day say they have found enough interested parents and educators to go ahead with the program.
As some school districts decide how or if to fit school resource officers into their budgets, a legislative interim study and a task force this year are examining needs and funding for the officers and other ways to make schools safer.
CASPER, Wyo. — The State Board of Education on Tuesday chose a search firm eager to accomplish the same goal as the board: hire a permanent director for the Wyoming Department of Education well before a Dec. 1 deadline.
Residents of tiny Midwest attended Monday night's Natrona County School District board meeting in Casper to remind trustees that they are part of the district and that they would like something done about the deterioration of the school's decades-old swimming pool.
Some Wyoming students will take an extra test this spring after they complete their required state assessments. However, the additional test won't determine if they've learned what they're supposed to; students will be testing the test.
When one of his triplets started to cry during a grand opening celebration at Oklahoma State University, Robert Sternberg casually left the podium then returned with his baby.
CASPER, Wyo. — For the first time, Wyoming schools will be able to compare their graduation rates with any other high school in the country.
A recent report shows Wyoming below the national average in participation and test scores in the Advanced Placement program, even though the state has made gains in both areas.
Anxiety? Sure. But Kelly Walsh High School team members say the pressure to succeed is ultimately what makes Science Bowl competitions fun.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Education plans to file for a federal No Child Left Behind Act waiver Thursday in the hope of avoiding consequences in 2014 for failing to meet standards, Director Jim Rose said.
CASPER, Wyo. — Oklahoma State University Provost Robert Sternberg will become the next president of the University of Wyoming.
CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has yet to schedule a vote on the next university president after interviewing four finalists Sunday in Colorado.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Department of Education employees will have an opportunity to detail concerns about the department that they’ve expressed over the past several months to a team created by Gov. Matt Mead's office, the governor announced Tuesday.
THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. -- The 3-year-olds didn’t know it, but they were studying handwriting when they built “Mat Man.” They thought they were just singing and playing a game as they placed long lines, short lines, little curves and big curves on the floor to form his ears, body and limbs at the …
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Senate on Thursday killed a bill that would have allowed school districts to lease equipment or buildings that cost more than what the state will fund.
CASPER — Christian Bjorklund's mother said middle school Nordic ski team transformed her son in a matter of months.
CASPER, Wyo. — State lawmakers who supported legislation dramatically changing Wyoming’s public education leadership structure say the bill's swift passage was necessary in order to make decisions about other bills.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The State Board of Education has decided to conduct a national search for a permanent director to oversee the Wyoming Department of Education.
CASPER, Wyo. — The primary election campaign for governor has begun.
Casper College’s Early Childhood Learning Center is set to contribute 99 jobs and $9.1 million in transactions to the local economy, according to a recent economic impact report.
Two bills before the Wyoming Legislature would mean lower college tuition costs for some students, but the benefit for one of those bills is offset by an added strain on colleges, opponents say.
CASPER, Wyo. — A national education reform group gave a failing grade to Wyoming's efforts to improve education in the state.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Legislature is considering spending $170.6 million to build 12 new schools, plus an additional $35.9 million to purchase property, design, demolish and upgrade other schools and school district buildings.