Wyoming Education Association

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...
CHEYENNE — Concern from the state superintendent of public instruction, about new federal rules requiring that recipients of some school lunch support forbid additional types of discrimination is stirring objections among some local stakeholders to his stance.  Should Wyoming schools decide to not...
SHERIDAN — Results of a survey available on the Wyoming Education Association website shows 65% of Wyoming teachers would quit if they could, researcher Mark Perkins said. During an interim meeting of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Education Committee May 31, Perkins — the assistant professor of...
CASPER — Almost simultaneously, one critical race theory bill died in the Wyoming Legislature on Thursday, while a second moved forward.  A bill that would have explicitly banned critical race theory being taught in Wyoming classrooms failed introduction in the House, while a similar, but vaguer,...
Senators file bill requiring schools to share lesson information   By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Last fall, two of the Wyoming Legislature’s top lawmakers held a press conference with the then-schools superintendent to announce plans for a bill tied to...
Balow resigns to take Virginia position   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Fifth-generation Wyoming native and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow announced her resignation Thursday to take a similar position in Virginia. After...
Changes in state economy affect education system   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — As the economic landscape of Wyoming changes, so does one of the most equitable education systems in the country. The two once supported each other with great success. The...
Lawmakers advance $25M cost-of-living hike for teachers   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   Wyoming teachers and staff may see an annual cost-of-living adjustment as lawmakers advanced a $25 million hike that would start in 2022. But it’s unclear how far that might go toward bringing salaries in...
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...
LCCC study: Wyo residents can afford more taxes   By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile.com   Wyoming residents can afford to pay more in taxes, an analysis by the Laramie County Community College’s Center for Business and Economic Analysis argues, citing the state’s already-low tax burden and relatively...

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