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Wyoming Senate passes education reform measure

Wyoming Senate passes education reform measure

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CHEYENNE — The state Senate has passed a bill that restarts parts of Wyoming's education reform effort.

House Bill 91 was approved on a 24-6 vote Thursday.

The proposal deals with Wyoming law that seeks to hold the state's public schools accountable for the performance of their students.

The bill heads back to the House for consideration of changes made by the Senate.

Major differences between the two chambers include whether principals of failing schools could be fired and testing high school seniors.

The Senate approved an amendment Thursday that requires districts to give their students the opportunity to take computer-based college placement tests anytime in their senior year. While the tests are optional, each district has the discretion to make them mandatory for their senior classes.

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