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Fri January 18, 2013
WY Senate to continue debate over energy & natural resource curriculum
The State Senate has given initial approval to a plan to develop an energy and natural resource curriculum for Wyoming schools. The program will be based on a current agriculture curriculum that helps students learn more about that industry. Glenrock Senator Jim Anderson, a retired school teacher, says the curriculum will help students learn more about the biggest industry in the state. But some Senators are uncomfortable with the state dictating an industry curriculum for schools. Anderson pointed out that districts only have to adopt the program if they want to.
“Nothing is being forced on anyone, by this body, at this moment, in this bill.”
$75,000 will be provided to industry officials to help develop the curriculum. The bill will be debated two more times.