graduation rate http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Laramie's WyoTech Faces Uncertain Future http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/laramies-wyotech-faces-uncertain-future <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Laramie’s </span>WyoTech<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> automotive trade school will remain operational, but faces an uncertain future.</span></p><p>WyoTech’s parent company—Corinthian Colleges—is clashing with regulators, who accuse the for-profit company of falsifying job placement rates and misleading students about financial aid.</p><p>Monday, Corinthian reached an agreement with the Department of Education which will keep federal aid flowing—and the doors on its 90 campuses nationwide open—while a long-term operational plan is developed.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:20:55 +0000 Aaron Schrank 60344 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Laramie's WyoTech Faces Uncertain Future Superintendent Hill On Distance Learning And Graduation Rates http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/superintendent-hill-distance-learning-and-graduation-rates <p>After some legal wrangling, State Superintendent Cindy Hill is back in charge of Wyoming Education.&nbsp; As the school year wraps up, Superintendent Hill joins us to discuss a number of topics.&nbsp; The first deals with distance…or online education.&nbsp; She recently attended a graduation of students who graduated from a virtual school. Hill embraces various uses of technology in the classroom.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:35:47 +0000 Bob Beck 59128 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Superintendent Hill On Distance Learning And Graduation Rates Wyoming Seniors Say ‘So Long’ To High School http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-seniors-say-so-long-high-school <p>Graduation season is here. Commencement ceremonies around the state mark the start of a new chapter for many of Wyoming’s high school seniors. Wyoming Public Radio’s Aaron Schrank caught up with the class of 2014 to see how they feel about the big day—and the future.</p><p></p><p>It’s the last hurrah for graduating seniors at Casper’s Kelly Walsh High School. The Casper Events Center is packed, and the graduates are in high spirits.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:31:52 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59127 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Seniors Say ‘So Long’ To High School Wyoming Graduation Rates Fall For Fourth Straight Year http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-graduation-rates-fall-fourth-straight-year <p>High school graduation rates in Wyoming dropped for the fourth year in a row, according to data released Monday by the Wyoming Department of Education.&nbsp;</p><p>About 78 percent of Wyoming high school students graduated on time during the 2012 - 2013 school year, down from more than 80 percent four years ago.</p><p>In the same period, Laramie 1 school district in Cheyenne, the largest district in the state, saw its graduation rate fall from near 77 percent to below 72 percent.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 18:20:05 +0000 Aaron Schrank 58699 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Graduation Rates Fall For Fourth Straight Year Wind River Reservation Schools say they are fighting to improve http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wind-river-reservation-schools-say-they-are-fighting-improve <p>School officials from the Wind River Reservation admit they have problems graduating students and with educating students, but they also say they are slowly making progress.&nbsp; School officials told a meeting of two legislative committees that more early education and more involvement with parents.&nbsp; But they all say that socio-economic factors also play a role.&nbsp; Wyoming Interim Education Director Jim Rose says resolving that issue will be tricky.</p><p></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:12:37 +0000 Bob Beck 43771 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wind River Reservation Schools say they are fighting to improve 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