school http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Report Says Charter School Laws In WY Need Work http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/report-says-charter-school-laws-wy-need-work <p>A recent <a href="http://www.edreform.com/2014/03/2014-charter-school-law-rankings-scorecard/">report</a> assessing policies on charter schools throughout the nation says Wyoming has a lot of work to do to make charter schools more accessible and successful. The Executive Director of the Wyoming Association of Public Charter Schools is not surprised.&nbsp; Kari Cline says Wyoming’s rules are bad and stagnant.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:15:22 +0000 Irina Zhorov 55790 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Report Says Charter School Laws In WY Need Work Uinta County Schools To Make More Room For Science Education http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uinta-county-schools-make-more-room-science-education <p>Uinta County parents and teachers say they were left out of the decision making process when the school superintendent announced he would scale back art classes in elementary schools to make more time for science.&nbsp; Superintendent James Bailey says students were only getting about 1 or 2 days of science a week, which wasn’t enough since state assessments will soon be testing kids in science.&nbsp; But last week, Bailey met with teachers and came up with a possible plan to integrate the two subjects.&nbsp; He says the plan could actually improve the district’s curriculum.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:11:01 +0000 Melodie Edwards 55093 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Uinta County Schools To Make More Room For Science Education Alternative Schools Bill Passes Wyoming Senate http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/alternative-schools-bill-passes-wyoming-senate <p>A bill that would make it easier for alternative schools to be created across the state has received final approval by the Wyoming Senate.&nbsp; Alternative schools, such as charter schools, attempt to address the special needs of students that may not be successful in more traditional schools.&nbsp; Under current Wyoming law, it is very difficult to create alternative schools.&nbsp; The bill will change that.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:45:25 +0000 Erin Jones 54664 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Alternative Schools Bill Passes Wyoming Senate 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 WY House works on language for bill about concealed gun carry in schools http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-house-works-language-bill-about-concealed-gun-carry-schools <p>The Wyoming House of Representatives continues working on a bill that would allow concealed weapons in Wyoming schools and colleges.&nbsp; It would only apply to people who have permits to carry concealed guns.&nbsp; Casper Representative Steve Harshman successfully amended the bill to say that only permanent employees of a school district who hold a concealed carry permit may carry a concealed firearm within a school district building and they must notify administrators.&nbsp; The amendment also made it clear that K-12 students shall not carry concealed firearms.&nbsp; The district superin Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:22:54 +0000 Bob Beck 36039 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY House works on language for bill about concealed gun carry in schools WY Senate to continue debate over energy & natural resource curriculum http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-senate-continue-debate-over-energy-natural-resource-curriculum <p>The State Senate has given initial approval to a plan to develop an energy and natural resource curriculum for Wyoming schools.&nbsp; The program will be based on a current agriculture curriculum that helps students learn more about that industry.&nbsp;&nbsp; Glenrock Senator Jim Anderson, a retired school teacher, says the curriculum will help students learn more about the biggest industry in the state.&nbsp; But some Senators are uncomfortable with the state dictating an industry curriculum for schools.&nbsp; Anderson pointed out that districts only have to adopt the program if they want Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:32:04 +0000 Bob Beck 35453 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY Senate to continue debate over energy & natural resource curriculum WY Senate to consider new math requirements for schools http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wy-senate-consider-new-math-requirements-schools <p>An effort to require all students to take four years of math will be considered by the State Senate.&nbsp; The Senate Education Committee recommended passage of the measure sponsored by Laramie Democrat Chris Rothfuss. He says too many students who go on to attend college either struggle or have to take remedial classes.&nbsp; The bill will require students to pass four years of math-based classes in order to graduate.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:48:45 +0000 Bob Beck 35343 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org WY Senate to consider new math requirements for schools Wyoming gets $1.1 million for schools http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-gets-11-million-schools <p>U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says Wyoming will receive $1.1 million to turn around its persistently lowest-achieving schools.</p><p>The money comes from the Education Department's School Improvement Grants program. The funds are part of $535 million provided through the fiscal 2011 budget and made available to states through the program.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 11:21:54 +0000 The Associated Press 23380 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming gets $1.1 million for schools