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Southern U Wyoming Basketball

Southern U Wyoming Basketball

Wyoming’s Larry Nance Jr. puts up a shot over a Southern University defender in the first half of their game on Saturday in Laramie, Wyo. Wyoming defeated Southern, 57-39.

December 20, 2014 6:12 pm

Constitutional amendment could net Wyoming more money

CHEYENNE — A proposed constitutional amendment could help Wyoming see a bigger return on some of its investments.

December 20, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Riley Grabau

Riley Grabau

Wyoming’s Riley Grabau (2) gets past Regis’ Tim Schulte during a game in Laramie, Wyo., on Dec. 7.

December 19, 2014 7:38 pm

Wyoming lawmakers advance Medicaid expansion proposal

CHEYENNE — A plan to extend health coverage to thousands of low-income Wyoming residents cleared a major hurdle Tuesday.

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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.

December 12, 2014 4:16 pmLoading…

Wyoming legislators seek to add transparency

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers recommended five new rules that would encourage legislative leadership to post certain meeting notices, vote tallies and other information to the Internet as soon as possible.

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Bill seeks to address Wyoming highway safety

CHEYENNE — A legislative proposal seeks to make highway merging safer for drivers.

December 05, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Report: University of Wyoming prepares teachers better than most

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A report by an education quality policy group finds that many colleges and universities aren’t fully preparing education students for the classroom, but the University of Wyoming is the exception.

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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.

November 02, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

Science standards halt at the state, not for districts

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

November 02, 2014 5:30 pm Related Loading…
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Mark McIlvain, a sixth-grade teacher at Cheyenne’s Jessup Elementary, talks to students about their observations during a science experiment at the school on Sept. 3. Students made observations about sealed boxes, including weight, sound and comparisons, in order to determine what might be inside.

November 02, 2014 5:09 pm
Wyoming Teen Shooting

Wyoming Teen Shooting

Phillip Sam walks out of the Laramie County Circuit Court after his initial appearance Oct. 8 in Cheyenne., Wyo. Sam, 16, is accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 19-year-old Tyler Burns near Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Sunday.

October 25, 2014 2:58 pm
Common Core

Common Core

Clinton Simmons works on a timed math assignment in Magen Seeley-Marotz's fifth-grade math class at Bain Elementary last month. 

October 23, 2014 5:37 pm
Common Core

Common Core

Fifth-graders look at a smartboard while singing math songs with teacher Calistie Pollock that go through the multiplication tables last month at Bain Elementary. “When you do something with your hands and you’re saying it and you’re looking at it, it makes it a lot easier to remember it,” P…

October 23, 2014 4:44 pm
Clinton Simmons

Clinton Simmons

Clinton Simmons works on a timed math assignment in Magen Seeley-Marotz's fifth-grade math class at Bain Elementary last month.

October 23, 2014 9:58 am
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.

October 23, 2014 9:58 am Photos

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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.

September 23, 2014 6:02 pmLoading…
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.

July 28, 2014 7:54 pmLoading…

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.

July 01, 2014 8:30 amLoading…

How illegal meetings hurt Wyoming

Here in the Cowboy State, it seems like a few times a year, a news report comes out blowing the whistle on elected officials for taking the conversation behind closed doors.

June 01, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming public records audit a mixed bag

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Twenty-year-old Courtney Peterson didn’t know what to expect when she walked into the Torrington Police Department on a recent Thursday.

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New multi-state assessment could prepare Wyoming juniors for college

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Officials with the Wyoming Department of Education got a glimpse Tuesday of how a new multi-state assessment could help prepare high-schoolers for college.

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill reacts to a question Thursday during a news conference during which she announced she will be returning to her old office Monday morning at the Barrett Building in Cheyenne, Wyo.

March 06, 2014 8:17 pm
Cindy Hill, Wyoming superintendent of public instruction

Cindy Hill, Wyoming superintendent of public instruction

Cindy Hill, Wyoming superintendent of public instruction, smiles during a press conference Tuesday at the Barrett Building in Cheyenne, Wyo. Senate File 104, which stripped the state schools chief of much of her powers, was ruled unconstitutional by the Wyoming Supreme Court.

January 28, 2014 8:00 pm
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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Alta Vista Principal Brenda Creel talks to second-graders Isaiah Fenton, right, and Dakota Solorio about a book during a classroom visit at the school recently.

January 12, 2014 5:17 pm
Hagel Nuclear Forces

Hagel Nuclear Forces

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with airmen of the 20th Air Force 90th Missile Wing during a trip to F.E. Warren Air Force Base on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in Cheyenne, Wyo. It was the first time since 1982 that a defense secretary has visited the nuclear missile base.

January 09, 2014 5:12 pmLoading…
Schools Superintendent Investigation

Schools Superintendent Investigation

The Select Investigative Committee listens to testimony from Gail Eisenhauer about Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill Monday Jan. 6, 2014, at the Capitol in Cheyenne. After hearing testimony from as many as 21 witnesses, the legislative committee will draft a report on its findi…

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Cheyenne church splits with Scouts

CHEYENNE – A Cheyenne Boy Scout troop is looking for a new home.

December 22, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…

Wyoming education director seeks teachers' opinions

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

November 23, 2013 5:32 pmLoading…

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.

November 16, 2013 12:00 pmLoading…

Cheyenne STARBASE helps girls make STEM an everyday skill

CHEYENNE -- A group of Wyoming students has learned how to combine engineering with the clothes they wear.

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UW safety battles back after Achilles injury

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Back in April, Jesse Sampson saw one of his favorite athletes go down with an injury.

October 16, 2013 12:18 pmLoading…

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.

October 12, 2013 8:30 amLoading…

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.

October 09, 2013 10:15 amLoading…

Christensen: O-line played poorly in loss

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Not much went well offensively for Wyoming last Saturday in its 42-21 loss at Texas State.

October 01, 2013 2:06 pmLoading…

UW getting complete package in Gillette's Fort

CHEYENNE — Austin Fort traded 75 degrees and sunny for 5 degrees and snowy.

September 18, 2013 4:35 pmLoading…

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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Simplicity working best for Cowboys O-line

LARAMIE, Wyo. – Jim Harding’s response was quick and to the point: “Becoming more simple.”

September 12, 2013 1:47 pmLoading…

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.

June 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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.

May 21, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming Daily Life

Wyoming Daily Life

Engineers with Vertical Access do an external assessment of the Capitol dome Monday afternoon, May 13, 2013, in Cheyenne, Wyo. The cornerstone for the building was laid on May 18, 1887, and it was last renovated between 1974 and 1980.

May 15, 2013 5:08 pmLoading…
Wyoming Daily Life

Wyoming Daily Life

An engineer with a group called Vertical Access does an external assessment of the Capitol dome Monday afternoon, May 13, 2013. The cornerstone for the building was laid on May 18, 1887, and it was last renovated between 1974 and 1980.

May 15, 2013 5:07 pmLoading…

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