Students http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Dropouts Get Second Chance At National Guard’s Cowboy Challenge Academy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/dropouts-get-second-chance-national-guard-s-cowboy-challenge-academy <p>Nearly 1 in 5 Wyoming high school students drop out every year. Today, we take a look at a program that aims to find dropouts and get them back on track before it’s too late. And as Aaron Schrank reports, it’s run not by the state’s Education Department, but it’s Military Department.</p><p>SCHRANK: When Francisco Jovel dropped out of Pinedale High School last year, he was three years behind on class credits. He’d been in and out of the Wyoming Boys’ School in Worland for breaking and entering and theft. He was running out of options.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:57:24 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59481 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Dropouts Get Second Chance At National Guard’s Cowboy Challenge Academy House Approves Data Safety Legislation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/house-approves-data-safety-legislation <p>Many parent groups across the nation are expressing concern about the data school districts collect on students and how it’s used.&nbsp;</p><p>Wyoming’s House of Representatives has approved a bill requiring the development of a plan that would help keep data confidential.&nbsp; Laramie Democrat Cathy Connolly said that parents have expressed a number of concerns.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:55:44 +0000 Bob Beck 54666 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org House Approves Data Safety Legislation Wyoming Wine project creates new opportunities for academics and landowners to work together http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-wine-project-creates-new-opportunities-academics-and-landowners-work-together <p>Wyoming might not be the first choice for grape growers and aspiring vinters, but a group in Sheridan is working to change that. Professors, graduate and undergraduate students at UW and Sheridan College are using advanced techniques to identify traits in different grape varieties that make them well suited to Wyoming. Wyoming Public Radio’s Chelsea Biondolillo reports.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:48:20 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 48946 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Wine project creates new opportunities for academics and landowners to work together UW Pharmacy School prepares graduates to be gainfully employed in an unsteady economy http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-pharmacy-school-prepares-graduates-be-gainfully-employed-unsteady-economy <p>In this time of job insecurity <em>and</em> a changing medical landscape, the University of Wyoming’s School of Pharmacy Education is graduating dozens of doctoral students who – for the most part – can count on a securing a good-paying job once they get their degree, if not before. Wyoming Public Radio’s Rebecca Martinez reports.<br /><br />(phone rings, “Thank you for calling Walgreens…”)</p><p>REBECCA MARTINEZ: Sarah Pence is a pharmacist at Walgreens in Laramie. She says her store fills hundreds of medications on a daily basis, and there’s a lot she loves about her job.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:34:27 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 47256 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Pharmacy School prepares graduates to be gainfully employed in an unsteady economy New UW President wants to take a holistic approach to admissions http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-uw-president-wants-take-holistic-approach-admissions <p>Last month, Bob Sternberg took over as the new president of the University of Wyoming. In recent weeks, has explained that he wants UW to attempt to be an inclusive University that doesn’t focus on things like a student’s ACT scores, and rather looks more at the whole package.&nbsp;</p><p>President Sternberg tells Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck that it’s more important to make sure students are properly prepared for higher education, and their future is much more important than test scores.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:34:20 +0000 Bob Beck 45138 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New UW President wants to take a holistic approach to admissions UW Considers Tougher Admission Standards That May Affect Minorities http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-considers-tougher-admission-standards-may-affect-minorities <p>As the University of Wyoming considers tougher admission standards&hellip;the offshoot is that it might be tougher for minority students to automatically qualify to attend U-W.&nbsp;</p><p>A study found that if the standards had been in effect in 2009&hellip; 56 percent of Native Americans, African Americans and Hispanics who applied to U-W would have been automatically qualified, while 83 percent of white students would have been accepted.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 00:23:24 +0000 Bob Beck 15048 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Considers Tougher Admission Standards That May Affect Minorities