Superintendent reform http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Transition to new Education Director is underway http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/transition-new-education-director-underway <p>Governor Matt Mead says he has met with employees at the State Department of Education and members of the State Board of Education to make sure there will be a smooth transition as they hire a Wyoming Education Director.&nbsp;<br><br>The Legislature stripped many of State Superintendent Cindy Hill’s powers, and she has been relocated to an office a block away from the Department of Education.<br><br>Mead said the State Board of Education will submit three names for the governor to consider for Director. He adds that it will be an open search.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:03:49 +0000 Bob Beck 36255 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Transition to new Education Director is underway Some Legislators say Superintendent reform is overdue http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/some-legislators-say-superintendent-reform-overdue <p>The Wyoming House of Representatives has joined the State Senate in passing a bill that would strip a number of powers from the State Superintendent and give them to a Governor appointed Director of Education.&nbsp; The Superintendent would remain on state boards and commissions with the other four elected officials.&nbsp; But the new Director would run the State Department of Education.&nbsp; Top lawmakers crafted the legislation right before the legislative session; and many believe that the legislature is moving too quickly.&nbsp; But some observers say the move is overdue.&nbsp; Wyoming Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:37:16 +0000 Bob Beck 35767 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Some Legislators say Superintendent reform is overdue