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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.
Betsy DeVos to visit Casper, Wind River Reservation on Tuesday as part of nationwide tour
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Sep 12, 7:04 AM: U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will visit schools in Casper and on the Wind River Reservation on Tuesday on her first stop of a six-state tour.
Park 6 in a bind with online school
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Sep 7, 5:54 AM: The issue started with a policy change in state legislation. Under the new law, students in the Cody school district were no longer counted if they attended Connections Academy, instead they would be counted toward the Big Horn 1 >
Dozens turn up at school board meeting to support dual-language program
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May 12, 7:01 AM: They’d come to cheer the district’s dual-language immersion program, which was introduced almost four years ago. Paradise Valley started a Chinese program in 2013, and Park followed the next year with Spanish. It was a scheduled >
House kills Senate's sweeping education reform bill
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Mar 1, 6:18 AM: The Wyoming House on Monday morning killed the Senate’s attempt at solving a looming education funding crisis. Senate File 165 died when the House didn’t vote on the measure by a key deadline.
Lawmakers defeat measure that would have made teacher tenure optional
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Feb 28, 7:28 AM: The House Education Committee killed a measure last week that would have allowed school districts to eliminate teacher tenure programs, a victory for educators at a time of cuts in Wyoming’s public school system.
Virtual Education Bill Moves To Wyoming House
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Feb 15, 7:40 AM: House Bill 35 sets out how students taking courses online should be enrolled in schools, and how school districts will be funded when it comes to students who split time between different programs.
With shortfall looming, legislators are walked through school funding minefield
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Jan 17, 6:38 AM: Facing a massive shortfall in school funding, lawmakers learned Monday about the complex web that supports and pays for public education in Wyoming and the decades of legal wrangling that spun it into existence.

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