Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Wyoming and all schools receiving Title I-A funds have new requirements for publicly reporting various metrics about schools, scores, and students. Last month, the United States Department of Education (ESED) released information about how local education leaders can make sure parents and caregivers have accurate and accessible information regarding the performance of schools in their state. The guide, Opportunities and Responsibilities for State and Local Report Cards, is aimed at assisting educators with both the design and implementation of report cards. It follows the release of a special Parent Guide to State and Local Report Cards by the USED late last year.
The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) has been proactive and worked with schools and stakeholders across the state. A number of state-generated resources can be found on our website.
Wyoming was well represented at the Batelle for Kids Rural Education Conference. Andrea Wood (middle), a Wyoming teacher, presented “Digital Stories of Wyoming” at a breakout session.
Troy Riechert, CTE teacher in Guernsey, received recognition and a $50K check from Harbor Freight Tools for Teachers this week.
Memos to be released on Monday, October 28: