Wyoming Department of Education

CHEYENNE — The state’s top K-12 education official said Wednesday that Wyoming will not comply with recent rules from the federal government barring additional types of discrimination in exchange for getting money for subsidized school lunches. Potentially millions of dollars in lost federal...
CASPER — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Schroeder “strongly maintains” that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s update of its non-discrimination policies “have forced states to comply with the Biden Administrations agenda,” according to a Wednesday statement from the Wyoming...
CASPER — The Wyoming Department of Education is collecting public input on assessment options for students seeking to earn the Wyoming Seal of Biliteracy, a seal that will recognize graduating high school students who speak multiple languages.  In March, the Legislature passed a bill — Senate File...
SHERIDAN — A Wyoming Department of Education initiative changing the way teachers are educated and trained could be coming soon to a school district near you. During a Wyoming State Board of Education meeting May 20 in Sheridan, Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Schroeder said he hopes to...
CASPER — A former top official at the Wyoming Department of Education announced Thursday she will run for superintendent of public instruction.  Megan Degenfelder had sought the superintendent’s post after Wyoming’s former schools chief Jillian Balow resigned earlier this year. But the Wyoming...
After two years of disruptions, Wyoming students are in the midst of test taking that helps state and federal education departments assess learning – a sign that school is returning to normal.  The Wyoming Department of Education in late March of 2020 canceled all testing for the rest of the...
TORRINGTON — “I mean this in the best way possible, but I don’t ever want to see you again.”  Drew Aldridge addressed a group of incarcerated people who have just earned their high school equivalency diplomas and are preparing to reenter society.  Aldridge works as the Academic Manager at the...
LaCroix says not enough money for proposed building Weston County School District No. 1 is looking at various alternatives for spending the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief 3.0 funds, better known as ESSER 3.0 grant funding, after Superintendent Brad LaCroix announced that a...
CASPER —Wyoming ranks above average in the nation for student reading performance. But this ranking doesn’t show the full picture.  Raw scores reveal that many Wyoming students struggle with reading. That’s a problem a bill signed into law last week seeks to address.  The ultimate goal of Senate...
CHEYENNE —A bill pushing for instructional material transparency died Monday in the House Education Committee after educators testified it would be a burden. Senate File 62 was brought forward by Sen. Ogden Driskill, R-Devils Tower, because he said he is continually approached by constituents...

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