Education Accountability http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Lawmakers Will Continue To Revise Accountability Law http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lawmakers-will-continue-revise-accountability-law <p>Wyoming lawmakers will be asked to continue to fine tune Wyoming’s new school accountability law and develop ways for the state to help school districts improve learning.&nbsp;</p><p>Districts and schools are now receiving accountability scores and under-performers will work with the state to find ways to improve. &nbsp;State Education Director Rich Crandall says it will allow the state to look at data and work very closely with school districts and help them meet goals.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:37:49 +0000 Bob Beck 52942 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lawmakers Will Continue To Revise Accountability Law Wyoming's high school graduation rate continues to fall http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomings-high-school-graduation-rate-continues-fall <p>Wyoming’s Interim Education Director is expressing concerns about the state’s declining graduation rate.&nbsp; Jim Rose notes that Wyoming’s high school graduation rate has fallen below 80 percent for the second straight year.</p><p>The most recent numbers show that 78-point-nine percent of public high school students graduated in the 2011-2012 school year.&nbsp;Rose says this is an indicator that the state has some work to do to get the graduation numbers higher.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:37:06 +0000 Bob Beck 39922 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming's high school graduation rate continues to fall Senate passes another education accountability bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-passes-another-education-accountability-bill <p>The Wyoming Senate has given final approval to a bill that would focus accountability in education on individual schools in the state.&nbsp; The statewide education accountability phase one bill would establish benchmarks for schools. If schools don’t meet those benchmarks, they will have to develop a school improvement plan.&nbsp; Senator Chris Rothfuss says that lawmakers hope to measure student performance in coming months.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:25:57 +0000 Bob Beck 37015 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate passes another education accountability bill Senate continues work on education accountability bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-continues-work-education-accountability-bill <p></p><p></p><p>The State Senate continues working on a bill that would require schools to be accountable for student performance.&nbsp; Under the bill, each school in the state would need to meet a pre-determined performance rating.&nbsp;</p><p>Senator Charles Scott successfully amended the bill to say that a principal could be fired if his or her school falls short of that rating two years in a row.</p><p>“All these accountability structures are very fine, but when the day’s over you gotta do something if the performance is not adequate,” Scott says.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:15:31 +0000 Bob Beck 36955 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate continues work on education accountability bill