Month of the Military Child

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Dear Superintendents,

Earlier this week, the CDC announced that nearly 80% of pre-K-12 teachers, school staff, and child care workers (nationwide) had received at least their first shot of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March.


April is the Month of the Military Child. Many active and part-time (guard, reserve) military members call Wyoming communities home. In a recent report, “Military Kids Now 2020 Survey,” over five-thousand parents, educators, and secondary students weighed in on academics and social and emotional support. Here is the report. 88% of participants reported having activities in their schools to support
military-connected students; most common events were:

  • Recognizing Month of the Military Child
  • Honoring military service members in ceremonies
  • Assisting new students (e.g., tours, lunch buddies, etc.)


Wyoming is participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2021 School Survey. Here is the first monthly report. Of the states that provided sufficient data, Wyoming has the highest percentage of students attending full-time in-person school for both January and February.


Did you miss this in hard-copy? The Casper Star Tribune celebrated the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage with stories about forty women who found success in Wyoming. Here is a link to the e-edition. 


Memos to be released today:

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