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Narrow vote kills charter school funding proposal
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Jun 17, 6:12 AM: After a discussion lasting nearly an hour at Albany County School District No. 1’s Wednesday school board, board members failed a second time to approve $264,000 from a reserve account to fund an expansion of Snowy Range Academy’s >
Legislature looking to fix double-paying charter schools
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Jun 14, 6:50 AM: The state Legislature is contemplating a permanent fix to the law that double-pays charter schools for routine maintenance and utility costs. The move would save hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for a state education system >
Wyoming lawmakers consider costs for charter school upkeep
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Jun 14, 6:46 AM: Wyoming legislators are considering changes to prevent double payments for maintenance and utility costs at charter schools.
Editorial: University of Wyoming wise to restart technical education program
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May 29, 6:15 AM: Not all students are destined for a traditional college education. Some will thrive in vocational careers like welding, auto repair or carpentry. That’s especially the case in Wyoming, where the energy industry offers many >
How Wyoming manages to keep its rural schools open
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May 28, 5:18 AM: The one-room schoolhouse may seem like a distant memory from U.S. history, but about 200 of them still exist today, including Wyoming’s tiny Valley Elementary School. It has only six students, but in Wyoming, education funding is >
Letter: Consider online school for your child on the spectrum
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Apr 15, 6:20 AM: The decision to move ShaiLyn to online school is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. At WYVA, she’s getting the personalized attention and help she needs. ShaiLyn is thriving in her classes and studying math, social studies >
Gov. Gordon uncertain about private school oversight with new law
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Mar 27, 5:57 AM: Vov. Mark Gordon isn’t sure who is supposed to enforce a new law governing private school zoning and said he plans to consult the Wyoming attorney general about it.
Editorial: Individual districts are best positioned to assess student progress
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Mar 18, 5:17 AM: Inherent to the Wyoming ethos is the belief that local control is best. The closer someone is to an issue, the better positioned they are to make a meaningful effort to address it. This should go without saying when it comes to >
Friess-backed bill evokes concerns of local control, public versus private schools
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Feb 22, 6:43 AM: A bill that would give private schools the same treatment under local zoning laws as public schools squeaked by Wednesday on its first vote in the Wyoming House of Representatives.
Bill that would ease zoning rules for private schools advances to House
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Feb 13, 6:48 AM: The Wyoming House of Representatives will be the final hurdle for a controversial bill that would grant private schools the same land use rights as public schools.
Funding, career-technical ed, accountability focus in ed legislation
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Feb 5, 7:14 AM: Proposed bills have ranged from school security to workforce development to changes to the Hathaway scholarship. Some are new this session, and some are ghosts from years past, but most of the overarching themes have tended to focus >
Private school zoning bill passes Senate
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Jan 25, 6:13 AM: A bill granting private schools the same exemptions from county zoning as public schools passed the Senate this morning and is headed to the House for review.
Controversial private school bill heads to Wyoming Senate after late amendmentControversial private school bill heads to Wyoming Senate after late amendment
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Jan 18, 7:10 AM: A controversial bill that would override local control on planning decisions for private schools passed out of the legislature’s Education Committee on Wednesday morning by a unanimous vote — after a broad-ranging amendment by a >
Controversial private school bill heads to Wyoming Senate after late amendment
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Jan 17, 6:05 AM: A controversial bill that would override local control on planning decisions for private schools passed out of the legislature’s Education Committee on Wednesday morning by a unanimous vote — after a broad-ranging amendment by a >
Bill aims to extend Wyoming's Hathaway Scholarship to tech ed students
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Jan 10, 6:18 AM: A bill headed to the Senate floor this week with widespread support from education, industry and economic development groups, however, could help address this problem by making those pursuing career or technical education eligible >
Three Wyoming schools -- including Laramie charter academy -- win national education award
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Oct 4, 5:34 AM: Three Wyoming elementary schools — including a Laramie-based charter academy — earned the distinction of being National Blue Ribbon Schools, the U.S. Department of Education announced Monday night.
School libraries becoming "digital learning centers"
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Jul 9, 6:20 AM: With current technology, students have an immeasurable amount of information and experiences at their fingertips, Deirdre Cline, county schools superintendent, told board of education members during their June 28 meeting.
Opinion: Beware of School Choice in Wyoming
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Jul 5, 4:30 AM: On Tuesday, the WLG launched the first installment of a seven-part event series called “Parents Unite!” It was the public debut of the school choice movement in Wyoming.
Graduation a reality: Connections Academy honors students in Cody
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Jun 19, 5:52 AM: As a virtual public school, Connections Academy offers an alternative for students from K-12. This year, they had an average enrollment of 430 students, and they had about 30 graduating seniors with half in attendance at the >
Connections Academy opens virtual doors
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Sep 13, 6:08 AM: Among the alternative education options is Wyoming Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school that serves K-12 students statewide. Today, students are heading back to school for the 2017-18 academic year.

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