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Virtual education sees a dramatic increase in enrollment
Oct 5, 5:17 AM: Wyoming Connections Academy had tripled its enrollment in the 2020 school year. Averaging an enrollment of 400 students last year, the statewide online learning outfit that resides in Big Horn School District No. 1 now has >
Column: Wyoming school choice
Jul 17, 6:30 AM: To decisively reduce government’s monopoly power, to give families real choice, and to spur improvement in all schools with real competition requires giving control over some or all school funds to families and not to >
Wyoming's top educator: Schools will likely only open in 'limited capacity' in coming weeks
Apr 24, 6:15 AM: Wyoming’s top educator suggested schools may only open to “special populations” for the duration of this school year and that any openings wouldn’t come until after May 15, just a few weeks before districts will wrap up >
Opening charter schools in Wyoming is a "difficult process"
Jan 27, 6:34 AM: ;U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Mitchell Zais paid a visit to one of Wyoming’s four charter schools Friday.
Senior federal education official to visit private and charter schools in Cheyenne
Jan 24, 7:15 AM: On Friday, Mitchell Zais, the deputy secretary of the Education Department, will visit Cheyenne’s Poder Academy Secondary School, one of Wyoming’s few charter schools. Zais will also visit St. Mary’s, a private Catholic >
Denton: In Wyoming, school choice is in our DNA
Jan 22, 7:54 AM: Wyoming is a unique state, with its wide-open spaces, small population, and vast geographical footprint. Our landscape requires us to be both practical and creative in arranging our communities, businesses, and our >
Charter schools achieve big scores with small classes
Oct 31, 7:55 AM: A focused curriculum, targeted tutoring and behavioral adjustments all contribute to the above-average statewide education testing scores posted by two Wyoming charter schools, according to their officials.
Pathways students can now earn childhood development certificate at in-house preschool
Aug 21, 5:45 AM: Starting this academic year, set to start in two weeks, students at Pathways can take “a series of courses geared towards early childhood education,” a district spokeswoman said Tuesday in an email to the Star-Tribune. The >
Board approves charter school funding after 3rd vote
Jul 19, 7:35 AM: Wyoming’s first charter school had originally requested $264,000 in May from an account set up to pay for maintenance of Snowy Range Academy’s building, which is housed in the old Wal-Mart building on Grand Avenue. >
Narrow vote kills charter school funding proposal
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 >
Legislature looking to fix double-paying charter schools
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 >
Wyoming lawmakers consider costs for charter school upkeep
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
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
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 >
Letter: Consider online school for your child on the spectrum
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 >
Gov. Gordon uncertain about private school oversight with new law
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
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 >
Friess-backed bill evokes concerns of local control, public versus private schools
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
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
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 >



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