Many in the state are concerned about the dropout rate in Wyoming’s schools. State Director of Education Rich Crandall says in addressing the problem the goal should be to continue to engage and challenge students.
Crandall says the best way to turn things around is to focus on improving the education experience.
“Here’s what you do, you aim high. You have a college and career ready focus, rigor, you provide opportunities for engagement and that includes sports, and music, and career and technical education courses. And as you focus on those things, guess what the by-product is? A lower dropout rate…a higher graduation rate.”
Crandall says individual districts may require specialized attention to raise their graduation rates. He adds that some districts will have unique issues to address.