Kindergarten had overall the biggest drop in student enrollment.
LARAMIE — After the Saddle Up student orientation program garnered a mixture of praise and complaints, University of Wyoming administrators are already considering how they can improve it for next year.
Lawmakers say they want a better understanding of how the program's costs and benefits compare with other possible solutions to Wyoming's teacher shortage crisis.
Degenfelder will take over Wyoming's top education post amid a time of rising dissatisfaction among teachers and controversies over what's being taught in public schools.
The WEA filed the suit Aug. 18 in Laramie County District Court, asserting that the state had violated the Wyoming Constitution by failing to fund public schools adequately.
The Wyoming Counseling Association said some of the discourse at an event hosted by the state superintendent last week is "incredibly troubling."
“Nobody would argue that we need to sexualize children,” one educator said. “All this is doing is demonizing teachers.”
Schroeder brought together parents, lawmakers and activists to raise a rallying cry against what he's described as the fight for "common sense and common decency."
Wyoming's slight drop in scores for National Assessment of Educational Progress mirrors a nationwide trend.
More than three-quarters of school districts responding to a survey said that a lack of trust and respect toward educators is damaging hiring and retention prospects.
New incentives under the federal Inflation Reduction Act would cut solar panel installation costs up to 30%. Lawmakers want to crunch the numbers to see how the investment would pan out.
While more than a third of Wyomingites who borrowed federal student loans would have their debt completely wiped out by President Biden’s loan forgiveness plan, Republicans remain critical of the initiative.
The survey includes responses from roughly 670 teachers across the state. Many responses were from teachers who were discouraged and thinking seriously about quitting.
Say you work at a mine in Gillette. You get laid off because of the downturn in the fossil fuel industry and growing demand for clean energy. The ups and downs of the industry have started to take a toll, and you want to pursue something more stable. You’ve always been into fixing trucks, an…
While the gender studies program has been spared, the Senate's vote to remove its funding sparked a broader conversation about the Legislature’s role in deciding what should be taught in the state’s classrooms.
A legislative committee on Friday decided against removing funding for the University of Wyoming's gender studies department.
The Senate's vote reverberated beyond the gender studies department, sparking a broader conversation about the Legislature’s role in deciding what should and shouldn't be taught in the state’s classrooms.
A bill that would bar the teaching of critical race theory in Wyoming schools easily passed the Senate after a debate about the role the Legislature should play in deciding what's taught in classrooms.
The main critical race theory bill in the Wyoming Legislature cleared its latest hurdle, but only after all references to “critical race theory” and “critical theory” were removed -- except for the title.
Almost simultaneously, one critical race theory bill died in the Wyoming Legislature on Thursday, while a second moved forward.
The bill, by Rep. Chuck Gray, would ban schools from teaching that the U.S. is "fundamentally or systemically racist or sexist."
While the bill's sponsors say it does not specifically target critical race theory, Wyoming's former schools superintendent linked it to the academic framework at a press conference last year.
Brian Schroeder is guaranteed to serve in the office for just under a year. He could run for another term as schools chief.
Gov. Mark Gordon selected Brian Schroeder, who heads a private Christian school in Cody, as the new state schools superintendent Thursday.
The judge's ruling means Gov. Gordon is almost certain to select a new Wyoming schools superintendent before the day is out.
The former Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives is joined by 15 other plaintiffs.
The GOP committee nominated Thomas Kelly, former lawmaker Marti Halverson and Brian Schroeder for the vacant schools superintendent post. Gov. Mark Gordon will make the final decision.
Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow announced Thursday that she is resigning her post to take on the same role in Virginia. Her last day is Sunday.