waiver http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Requests Waiver From No Child Left Behind Tutoring Provision http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-requests-waiver-no-child-left-behind-tutoring-provision <p>The Wyoming Department of Education wants federal officials to allow schools labeled as "needing improvement" to provide tutoring and remedial help to students.</p><p>Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, schools that need improvement—based on state assessments—are not allowed to provide tutoring, forcing students to turn to outside providers.</p><p>Brent Young is Assistant Director of Instruction at Laramie County School District 1. He says allowing struggling schools to provide these services is positive.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 01:02:54 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59069 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Requests Waiver From No Child Left Behind Tutoring Provision Developmental Disability waiver changes cause concern http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/developmental-disability-waiver-changes-cause-concern <p>Two years ago the Wyoming legislature asked the Wyoming Department of Health to look into the high costs of Medicaid services in the state.&nbsp; The legislature wanted them to find ways to reduce those costs and see if there were also ways to reform Wyoming’s Developmental Disability waiver program, which costs the state 151 million dollars a year.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 22:54:34 +0000 Bob Beck 46900 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Developmental Disability waiver changes cause concern House finishes Medicaid reform bill http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/house-finishes-medicaid-reform-bill <p></p><p></p><p>The Wyoming House of Representatives has finished its version of a massive Medicaid reform bill.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The bill will create two tiers in the current Development Disability waiver program.&nbsp; That means that people who need fewer services will not be allocated more funding then they need.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>House Labor and Health Committee Chairwoman Elaine Harvey says that change will allow more people to benefit from the program.&nbsp;&nbsp; She says they also have made reforms to long-term care that should better help Wyoming residents.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 01:27:21 +0000 Bob Beck 37182 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org House finishes Medicaid reform bill