Laramie’s WyoTech automotive trade school will remain operational, but faces an uncertain future.
WyoTech’s parent company—Corinthian Colleges—is clashing with regulators, who accuse the for-profit company of falsifying job placement rates and misleading students about financial aid.
Monday, Corinthian reached an agreement with the Department of Education which will keep federal aid flowing—and the doors on its 90 campuses nationwide open—while a long-term operational plan is developed.
After some legal wrangling, State Superintendent Cindy Hill is back in charge of Wyoming Education. As the school year wraps up, Superintendent Hill joins us to discuss a number of topics. The first deals with distance…or online education. She recently attended a graduation of students who graduated from a virtual school. Hill embraces various uses of technology in the classroom.
Graduation season is here. Commencement ceremonies around the state mark the start of a new chapter for many of Wyoming’s high school seniors. Wyoming Public Radio’s Aaron Schrank caught up with the class of 2014 to see how they feel about the big day—and the future.
It’s the last hurrah for graduating seniors at Casper’s Kelly Walsh High School. The Casper Events Center is packed, and the graduates are in high spirits.
School officials from the Wind River Reservation admit they have problems graduating students and with educating students, but they also say they are slowly making progress. School officials told a meeting of two legislative committees that more early education and more involvement with parents. But they all say that socio-economic factors also play a role. Wyoming Interim Education Director Jim Rose says resolving that issue will be tricky.
Wyoming’s Interim Education Director is expressing concerns about the state’s declining graduation rate. Jim Rose notes that Wyoming’s high school graduation rate has fallen below 80 percent for the second straight year.
The most recent numbers show that 78-point-nine percent of public high school students graduated in the 2011-2012 school year. Rose says this is an indicator that the state has some work to do to get the graduation numbers higher.