Senate Education Committee

CASPER —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,...
CASPER — Despite strong support for the bill among Senate legislators, the Fairness in Women’s Sports act is dead. The bill, which would have barred transgender women and girls from participating in high school and collegiate sports that match their gender identity, failed to reach the House...
There’s a simple way to predict how much public testimony to expect at the start of a committee meeting, according to Sen. Chris Rothfuss (D-Laramie). “You look at the room, the room is full. You look online, there are plenty of people,” Rothfuss told WyoFile. If participation promises to be high,...
GILLETTE —The Campbell County School District Board chairwoman Anne Ochs called Senate File 62 "a kick in the face" Tuesday night, saying it would be an unnecessary burden for school teachers. The bill would require K-12 public school teachers to list and publicize the classroom materials they use...
New superintendent backs trans athlete bill   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Newly-appointed State Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Schroeder said he considers transgender identities a symptom of societal issues, as he spoke Monday in support...
Sales tax increase removed from school funding bill   By Kathryn Palmer Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — A proposal to address a $300 million shortfall to Wyoming’s K-12 education funding model is headed to the Senate floor, but a sales tax hike won’t be a part of the...
By Nick Reynolds Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Wyoming doesn’t have enough skilled workers.  According to testimony delivered Wednesday before the Senate Education Committee, employers across all sectors in Wyoming have experienced difficulties filling positions.  In...

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