Superintendent Cindy Hill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Mead excited about new Education Director http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mead-excited-about-new-education-director <p>Governor Matt Mead says the newly appointed Director of the Wyoming Department of Education will bring fresh ideas to the state.&nbsp;</p><p>Rich Crandall will take over the day-to-day duties of running the Department after those duties were removed from Superintendent Cindy Hill.&nbsp; Mead says state residents will be impressed with Crandall.</p><p>“He is focused like a laser on education, on students, on teachers, on principals, superintendents and importantly parents on what they want to see in the educational system.”&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:20:33 +0000 Bob Beck 42894 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mead excited about new Education Director Constitution Party sponsors referendum on “Hill bill” http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/constitution-party-sponsors-referendum-hill-bill <p></p><p>Senate File 104 – better known as the Hill Bill - passed in the legislative session that just ended. But it might be challenged in the next election if organizers of a new referendum can get enough signatures to put it on the ballot.</p><p>The bill removed some powers from &nbsp;State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill. &nbsp;It also created a State Education Director that will be appointed by the governor. &nbsp;The Director will oversee the State Department of Education. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:53:17 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 37418 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Constitution Party sponsors referendum on “Hill bill” WY House gives initial approval to bill that would remove power from Superintendent Hill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-house-gives-initial-approval-bill-would-remove-power-superintendent-hill <p>The Wyoming House of Representatives has given initial approval to a bill that would remove key powers from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and give them to an appointed Education Director.&nbsp;</p><p>The House debated the bill for almost two hours. Many representatives expressed concern that the legislature was taking power away from the voters and others were concerned about how quickly the legislature is moving to pass the bill. Lyman Republican Allen Jaggi says he’s heard from constituents who share those concerns.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:56:56 +0000 Bob Beck 35650 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY House gives initial approval to bill that would remove power from Superintendent Hill Bill to remove Superintendent powers gets initial approval from the State Senate http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/bill-remove-superintendent-powers-gets-initial-approval-state-senate <p></p><p>A bill that would remove powers from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and transfer them to an appointed Director has received initial approval from the State Senate.&nbsp;</p><p>The Senate approved the bill 19-10 after a lengthy debate including comments from some Senators who were concerned that the bill could actually hurt education instead of improve it.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 02:25:03 +0000 Bob Beck 35252 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Bill to remove Superintendent powers gets initial approval from the State Senate State Department of Education loses power, seat on board after missing deadlines http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-department-education-loses-power-seat-board-after-missing-deadlines <p></p><p></p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 01:52:56 +0000 Bob Beck 33970 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org State Department of Education loses power, seat on board after missing deadlines