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Tue January 17, 2012
Panel has endorsed education reform plan
A panel of lawmakers has endorsed proposed
legislation that spells out how education reform will be carried
out in Wyoming's public schools.
The Select Committee on Statewide Education Accountability on
Monday unanimously approved a 55-page proposal on making sure
Wyoming high school graduates are ready for college and careers.
The proposal of part of a reform movement that began in the 2011
Legislature to hold students, teachers, schools and administrators
accountable for poor performance.
It deals with everything from testing of students to teacher and
school administrator evaluations. For example, it would add ACT
testing for high school seniors.
The bill will now go to the Joint Education Committee for
consideration. It likely will then head to the full Legislature
which meets next month in Cheyenne.