task force http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Privacy Concerns Swirl Around Statewide Student Database http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/privacy-concerns-swirl-around-statewide-student-database <p></p><p>Nationwide, including Wyoming, states are working to build huge databases that can track students from preschool all the way into the workforce. In the brave new world of big data, the thought is—more information means smarter education policy decisions and improved learning. But some parents worry that these systems will go too far.</p><p>At Laramie County Community College, a classroom full of people is talking about control groups and independent variables. It’s not as exciting as it sounds, but it is important.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:16:19 +0000 Aaron Schrank 60526 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Privacy Concerns Swirl Around Statewide Student Database DEQ to announce plans for tackling Pinedale ozone problem http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/deq-announce-plans-tackling-pinedale-ozone-problem <p>Tomorrow, the Department of Environmental Quality will announce how it plans to fix air quality problems near Pinedale.</p><p>Emissions from oil and gas development in Sublette County have caused ozone, or smog, to form at levels that exceed federal limits. Last year, a community task force recommended possible solutions. They called for tougher regulations on industry and more rigorous air quality monitoring, among other things.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:00:54 +0000 Willow Belden 35025 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org DEQ to announce plans for tackling Pinedale ozone problem