school improvement http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Three Wyoming schools receive national Blue Ribbon Award http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/three-wyoming-schools-receive-national-blue-ribbon-award <p></p><p></p><p>Three Wyoming schools have received Blue Ribbon School Awards from the U.S. Department of Education. The awards honor high performing schools as well as schools that demonstrate the most improvement in student achievement. This year’s recipients are Jackson Hole High School, Lovell High School, and Coffeen Elementary School.</p><p></p><p>David Holbrook, of the Wyoming Department of Education, says it’s a great honor for these schools.</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 00:58:50 +0000 Irina Zhorov 47483 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Three Wyoming schools receive national Blue Ribbon Award Senate debates school accountability http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-debates-school-accountability <p></p><p></p><p>The Wyoming Senate has given initial approval to a bill that would rate schools on student performance.&nbsp;<br /><br />The school accountability measure was amended by the Senate to say all schools that do not exceed pre-determined academic targets would have to develop improvement plans.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The House version of the bill said meeting targets was sufficient.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /><br />Senator Chris Rothfuss of Laramie says the Senate is shooting for a higher bar.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:16:33 +0000 Bob Beck 36900 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate debates school accountability