Many parent groups across the nation are expressing concern about the data school districts collect on students and how it’s used.
Wyoming’s House of Representatives has approved a bill requiring the development of a plan that would help keep data confidential. Laramie Democrat Cathy Connolly said that parents have expressed a number of concerns.
A group called America’s edge says many Wyoming students lack the education they may need for future jobs.
Martha Brooks of the national jobs group says that there is a looming skills gap for all workers in the state. Brooks is telling state leaders that many science and technology jobs will soon be available in the state, but her group questions whether Wyoming students will be able to fill those jobs. She says there are warning signs right now.