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CASPER, Wyo. -- Nearly $1.7 million has been spent on education consultants to the Legislature in the past three years, but lawmakers serving on education committees say the cost is essential to the state's investment in education.
CASPER, Wyo. — Half the Natrona County School District employees who retired in 2010-11 rejoined the district payroll for the 2011-12 school year, according to district records.
CASPER, Wyo. — "Can I go to the bathroom?"
CASPER, Wyo. — The Department of Administration and Information and Attorney General’s office are looking into claims made earlier this week against the Wyoming Department of Education by a former department division director.
CASPER, Wyo. — Conditions for raising healthy Wyoming children have worsened in the past decade, according to a report released today.
CASPER, Wyo. — Phillip Maes took his turn in the hot seat, being grilled in front of a room full of third-graders in the basement of the Natrona County Public Library.
Liz Simpson of the Wyoming Distance Learning Center opened her PowerPoint presentation and began walking teachers through the process and benefits of creating videos for their students.
The bell rang at 8:25, but minutes later, students were still waiting outside Tom Grogan’s classroom.
The Natrona County School District parents organization hopes to boost its attendance and presence in the district with a new name.
CASPER, Wyo. — While Natrona County’s high school construction projects sit in limbo at the state level, school district officials decided to start buying residential property in anticipation of construction.
CASPER, Wyo. — Rick Skatula, principal of Southridge Elementary School, was selected as Wyoming’s 2012 National Distinguished Principal.
CASPER, Wyo. — Without approval from the Legislature, Wyoming Department of Education officials have diverted funds intended for specific groups of students and programs toward a new teacher professional development program.
CASPER, Wyo. — Health education would have to change in Wyoming before national sexual education guidelines could be applied, according to Natrona County health educators.
CASPER, Wyo. -- Before students in the advanced foods class at Kelly Walsh High School can begin cooking competitions, they must first learn how to give directions to assistants.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s public schools system has shown improvement but still lags behind half the U.S., according to a national report released Thursday.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County school board plans to vote on a new district diversity policy during its regular meeting on Monday.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming school districts reversed “top-heavy” staffing in their central offices in 2010-11, according to a report released earlier this month by the Wyoming Department of Education.
CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County’s ambitious high school construction plan is in the hands of lawyers.
CASPER, Wyo. — Walk into any Wyoming elementary school and odds are student achievement data will be displayed on classroom walls.
Soon after State Superintendent Cindy Hill took office in January, she vowed to make the Wyoming Department of Education less about compliance and more about instruction.
CASPER. Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers have thrown their support behind proposed state standards based on national standards adopted by 45 other states and the District of Columbia.
CASPER, Wyo. — Accountability alone won't get lawmakers the results they want from the state's well-funded public school system, educators said Monday before a select committee given the task of creating a state school accountability system.
CASPER, Wyo. — Five Wyoming school districts will receive federal money to improve school performance during the 2011-12 school year, the Wyoming Department of Education announced Friday.
CASPER, Wyo. -- Complaints about the state-approved construction plans for Natrona County's high schools are premature, according to state School Facilities Department officials.
CASPER, Wyo. — More than half of Wyoming middle school students have been bullied on school grounds and more than one-fourth said they’ve been the bully, according to results of a statewide survey released Wednesday.
CASPER, Wyo. — The state’s construction plan for Natrona County high school projects doesn’t make sense to several Casper officials.
CASPER, Wyo. -- Nearly one month after receiving state approval, Natrona County's high school construction projects are still on hold due to differing opinions about how many students to build for and when to start each project.
CASPER, Wyo. -- A Casper philanthropist has requested that the Wyoming Department of Education stop using the name of a department-sponsored reading program because of a trademark violation.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming education officials have chosen a new vendor to administer state tests.
CASPER, Wyo. — The kindergartners swarmed the bin at the edge of the Summit Elementary gym.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Natrona County School District and others have purchased bandwidth beyond what’s provided by the state Internet service contract, but education officials say all districts could use more.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Community College Commission unanimously approved a $4-per-credit-hour increase for all students next year during a meeting Tuesday in Cheyenne.
CASPER, Wyo. — Less than 100 miles from Casper, the radio signal between Natrona County school buses and the district bus center starts to weaken.
CASPER, Wyo. -- The Natrona County high school projects received the endorsement of Gov. Matt Mead in his proposed biennium budget unveiled Thursday.
CASPER, Wyo. — Garijo Brierley had no problem choosing an elementary school for her son.
CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County School District trustees prepared themselves for a battle Tuesday after deciding the day before to continue arguing that the state should pay for repairs to facilities such as swimming pools.
CASPER, Wyo. — The state School Facilities Commission rejected a request to use state-provided major maintenance funds for enhancement projects in Natrona County.
CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Education possibly violated federal and state law by prohibiting a school district on the Wind River Indian Reservation from using any reading program other than one developed by a department employee.
CASPER, Wyo. -- Five minutes before the doors open, Joan Norman, 74, reminds her husband Jim, 80, how to work the can of whipped cream.
CASPER, Wyo. — Three lines were filled out on the sheet after Monday, each representing a book read by second-grader Ever Gutierrez.
CASPER, Wyo. -- A proposal to build Natrona County high schools larger than planned and start all projects at the same time was rejected Thursday by the state School Facilities Commission.
CASPER, Wyo. — The wind has blown for Summit Elementary since ground was broken two years ago.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Eight companies submitted proposals to administer the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students, or PAWS, according to state Department of Education officials.
CASPER, Wyo. — The trio knelt on the sand to get a closer look.
GLENDO, Wyo. -- Diane Sanborn Taylor ran inside the house and asked her mother, "Can I get the flags from Grandpa's garage and take them to school for show and tell?"
CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County's high school construction projects have been in the spotlight, while four elementary school projects have not moved forward since money was appropriated in early March.
CASPER, Wyo. — Each polka dot sticker represents one Roosevelt High School student.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming students score higher than the national average in reading and math but haven't made huge gains in the past decade, according to results from the latest national education assessment released Tuesday.
CASPER, Wyo. — When lawmakers wrote a statewide accountability system into state statute this year, few probably knew exactly what they were getting into.
CASPER, Wyo. — Rumor has it a ghost haunts the Natrona County High School auditorium.