Wyoming’s newly appointed Director of Education Rich Crandall is busy getting acquainted with Wyoming’s Education system. Crandall began his new duties August first.
He was heavily involved in education as a politician in Arizona and he’s now running the Wyoming Department of Education and working with legislators to implement education policy in the state.
Lawmakers voted to remove those powers from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill. Crandall is focused on what he calls best practices or the best ways to improve education. We begin by discussing Wyoming’s efforts to improve accountability in education. He speaks with Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck.