Summary of Federal Education-Related Actions

Wyoming Department of Education > Superintendent's Weekly Update > Summary of Federal Education-Related Actions

President Biden has approved many executive actions (orders, directives, memoranda, proclamations, etc.) that concern schools, students, and families.  Below is a summary of the major education-related actions:

Of course, two additional actions negatively impact education funding for Wyoming and other states with mineral production on federal lands:


FAFSA

I am excited to see the rollout of a new FAFSA campaign in Wyoming – more to come. In the meantime, since the 2021-22 FAFSA form became available on October 1, 2020, the completion rate among high school seniors is down 12% compared to the same time last year. Students, educators, counselors, and parents can access resources at StudentAid.gov and via the myStudentAid mobile application using a computer, tablet, or cell phone.


CYBER SAFETY RESOURCE

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) launched a Reduce the Risk of Ransomware campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of ransomware among schools and other organizations that hackers have particularly targeted.


cte

February is CTE Month. It feels very different in 2021 and I miss the students, teachers, & advisors coming to the Capitol to visit with legislators and others.


ffb

Last week some of WDE’s senior staff volunteered for the Friday Food Bag Foundation in Cheyenne. We know programs like this exist all over the state and we are grateful that school serves as the hub for distributing weekend meals.

Memos to be released today:

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