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CASPER, Wyo. — An associate dean in the University of Wyoming College of Education responded to recent critiques of her college by saying she would love to talk with anyone about the program and its students.
CASPER, Wyo. — Of the 11 administrators and college deans who resigned from the University of Wyoming leadership since about the time former President Bob Sternberg took office a year ago, eight of those positions are staffed by interim leaders or are still vacant.
CASPER, Wyo. — University of Wyoming trustees opted not to take a stance on a set of educational benchmarks controversial in Wyoming for their national roots and for what they expect students to know about climate change.
CASPER, Wyo. — University of Wyoming trustees will kick off three days of meetings in Casper with a two-hour conversation regarding the university’s relationship with the Wyoming Legislature on Tuesday.
CASPER, Wyo. — Being a school district superintendent is no cakewalk.
CASPER, Wyo. — A cohort of national science education groups is increasing efforts to lobby for educational standards that include the teaching of climate change.
CASPER, Wyo. — The number of University of Wyoming employees receiving reimbursement to help pay for health benefits for their domestic partners has remained steady since the program started in 2011.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — A group of lawmakers says state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill’s demands for political loyalty while overseeing employees at the Wyoming Department of Education are grounds for impeachment, according to a draft report from a select committee investigating Hill…
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Will Robinson eyed quietly the handful of moss in his student's palm.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming spurs about $130 million in economic activity and creates more than 2,200 jobs annually, according to a new report from the university's Office of Research and Economic Development.
CASPER, Wyo. — A national report released last week points to systemic failure in and proposes a massive overhaul for the federal agency in charge of some 180 schools for Native American students in the U.S., including one in Wyoming.
LAKE YELLOWSTONE HOTEL, Yellowstone National Park — When David Fales sat down for a hamburger at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel last spring, he told no one who he was.
CASPER, Wyo. — A University of Wyoming student veteran says he will submit a proposal to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at student government meetings following national media attention on the issue Wednesday.
A new federal report says the government program that funds school lunches for low-income families nationwide misspent about $996 million, or 8 percent of its budget, last fiscal year.
A 6-year-old Casper boy whose story about terminal brain cancer sparked an outpouring of community support earlier this year showed no signs of a tumor during a brain scan earlier this month, according to testimony during a court hearing Tuesday.
CASPER, Wyo. — State lawmakers opposed to nationwide educational benchmarks known as the Common Core say recent moves by three states to repeal the standards are fueling the movement to roll them back in Wyoming.
A group of Wyoming churches has voiced its support for a set of educational benchmarks that are controversial in Wyoming for what they expect students to know about global climate change and evolution.
LAKE VILLAGE, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Four-year-old Ronia Kuipers sat on her father’s shoulders to sneak a better peek at a grizzly bear on a recent afternoon.
CODY, Wyo. — A black mustang shook its nose while lumbering along the edge of a fence outside town.
A group of Wyoming educators has asked state education leaders to rethink their stance on a controversial set of science standards.
Ron Strang wasn't thinking about himself when he volunteered to host a superhero-themed birthday party for a near-stranger's family in February.
Joey Madsen remembers crouching under a textbook while facing a wall during a 2012 tornado drill at Wheatland Junior High School.
CASPER, Wyo. — A former business executive, retired engineer, former classroom teacher and a deputy to Wyoming’s current schools chief will face off for a shot at the state’s most prominent education position this fall.
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.
A half dozen kids threw their weight behind two ends of a rope in a game of tug-of-war loosely officiated by an onlooking teacher. More kids tackled each other on inflatable slides and bouncy castles Tuesday outside Cottonwood Elementary School in Casper.
GILLETTE — A school district in the heart of Wyoming’s coal country received a grant last year to train teachers in the types of higher-level thinking outlined by the Next Generation Science Standards, a set of K-12 benchmarks recently criticized in Wyoming for their emphasis on global clima…
CASPER, Wyo. — Jacob Colman is the rare teen who willingly says school is fun.
CASPER, Wyo. — Except for their blue eyes and blond hair, the triplets couldn’t look any more different.
CASPER, Wyo. — The mother of a 6-year-old Casper boy with brain cancer says the fraud charges against her are the result of a series of misunderstandings.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming tracks academic progress among its poorest students using a system that, while flawed, is the best method available today, state education officials say.
CASPER, Wyo. — State health officials say they don’t know what caused a gastrointestinal illness outbreak that sickened students and staffers at Pinedale High School on Wednesday.
The University of Wyoming at Casper is responding to a growing need for medical laboratory scientists in Wyoming by launching a bachelor’s degree program, the university said Monday.
A group of lawmakers investigating alleged wrongdoing by state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill will meet in private Monday to review a draft report of the committee's findings and discuss what to do next.
Though Natrona County’s assessed valuation will increase in 2014, local schools will not receive increased funding as a result, Superintendent Steve Hopkins said Friday.
CASPER, Wyo. — Members of the grass-roots group Wyoming Citizens Opposing Common Core are volunteering to sit on the committee planning to review science standards for Wyoming schools, several members of the group told the Star-Tribune.
CASPER, Wyo. — Some 1,100 first-graders braved a chilly May morning to eat lunch on the lawn of the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper on Tuesday.
Wyoming will not receive a federal waiver that would ease consequences for schools under the No Child Left Behind Act, according to a Wyoming Department of Education email obtained by the Star-Tribune.
Natrona County School District trustees are slated to hear an update on the Natrona County Student Court at their regular board meeting Monday.
University of Wyoming students reported three times as many sexual assaults in 2013 than in the prior year, an increase school officials are attributing to greater awareness of sexual abuse resources on campus.
CASPER, Wyo. — A $33 million bond issue to pay for school improvements the state does not fund is up for a vote in Natrona County starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
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.
Not much has changed on a stretch of prairie west of Casper in the 30 years since students ran the halls of what once was Forest Oil School.
A $33 million bond issue to pay for school improvements the state does not fund is up for a vote in Natrona County on Tuesday.
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.
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.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Board of Education voted Friday to return a set of controversial K-12 science benchmarks to the state Department of Education for review, the first formal action since a committee of teachers unanimously endorsed the Next Generation Science Standards and the Legisl…
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming took a big step this legislative session toward funding community colleges based on student outcomes rather than enrollment.
CASPER, Wyo. — For Sharla Dowding, science isn't about taking sides.