Jillian Balow

WEA president responds to new transparency bill aimed at critical race theory   By Cary Littlejohn Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Grady Hutcherson, president of the Wyoming Education Association, has mixed feelings on the Civics Transparency Act, a bill recently...
Balow leads fight against critical race theory in Wyoming   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle  Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow showed her full support Friday morning for legislation designed to fight back against critical race...
Standardized test results normal through pandemic   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow described the 2020-21 state assessment results as “overwhelmingly normal” Tuesday, despite a school year that...
Wyoming has highest rate of in-person learning in nation   By Kathryn Palmer Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Wyoming had the highest percentage of students enrolled in fully in-person learning of any state this past February. That’s according to a new monthly survey ...
Balow warns K-12 funding could still collapse   By Kathryn Palmer Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — During the final days of the 2021 legislative session, Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow expressed both praise for an imminent K-12 school...
State denies lease for wind farm   By Camille Erickson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — After heated deliberation, Wyoming regulators voted to deny a renewable energy company a lease to build a wind farm on state land in Albany County on Thursday, after members of the public...

Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow speaks to reporters during a Wednesday media briefing. Balow said most of the state's schools are ready to resume in-person instruction, with proper safety precautions, when they reopen this month. (Photo by Michael Cummo, Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

COVID-19 surveillance testing plan for Wyoming teachers in the works   By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE – Though details have yet to be revealed, state leaders announced Wednesday that Wyoming will implement a COVID-19 surveillance testing plan for teachers...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact Linda Finnerty, Communications Director, at 307-777-2053 or linda.finnerty@wyo.gov. SUPERINTENDENT BALOW TO JOIN GOVERNOR GORDON WEDNESDAY TO DISCUSS SMART START SCHOOL REOPENINGS  CHEYENNE - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillan...
Courtesy of Weston County School District #1 CHEYENNE - Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow issued the following statement in light of the recent order by Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Health to extend school closures until the end of April. "As the State...

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Jillian Balow, State Superintendent of Public Instruction visited the News Letter Journal on Wed. March 11. Balow is serving as the national president of the Association of State Superintendents until November providing Wyoming a larger voice and national presence in decisions being made about rural education policy.

Kim Dean NLJ Managing Editor   Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow stopped in Newcastle on March 11 after making stops in Gillette, Moorcroft, and Hulett to view the efforts that schools are making “Beyond the Bell,” which is Balow’s focus in her current role as the...

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