House debates education reform measure
The Wyoming House of Representatives has begun debating a major education reform measure. The House gave initial approval to the Education Accountability Bill that is intended to improve all levels of education. Various types of testing will be part of the process, but despite concerns by the State Superintendent and some legislators, House Education Chairman Matt Teeters says additional testing is not part of the bill. “My belief, depends on who you talk to, but my belief the amount of testing we will do, also because we are timing PAWS will actually be less,” Teeters said. Teeters says this builds on the legislature’s work last year to try and match student performance with the amount of money Wyoming is putting into schools. The bill will be debated two more times.