STEM Day Opportunity for Students

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Dear Superintendents,

There is still time for classes (middle and high) from across Wyoming to plan to attend STEM Day in conjunction with the Wild West Air Show in Cheyenne. September 10 is STEM Day. For more information please contact Lt. Maxwell McMillan at: maxwell.mcmillan.1@us.af.mil

Results from the 2021 administration of the Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP) were released on Tuesday. Here is the media release and links to data.

The work of the Capitol Interpretative Exhibits and Wayfinding Subcommittee is underway. As the co-chairman of the committee (alongside Senator Bill Landen), I am very excited to provide students (and visitors of all ages) with an educational and hands-on experience at Wyoming’s Capitol. Stay tuned.

The Wyoming Education Summit will be held virtually on September 21-22. We have a great line-up of speakers and breakouts presenting under the theme of “Pursuing Excellence Together.” Here is a link to additional information.

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FEDERAL UPDATES

  • The U.S. Department of Education’s (USED) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) sent a letter to state and local partners reiterating a shared commitment to ensure children with disabilities and their families have successful early intervention and educational experiences in the 2021–2022 school year. The letter outlines a series of question and answers (Q&As) as children return to in-person learning.
  • Public Comment on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Science Assessment Framework will be accepted through September 30. To learn more, click here.
  • On Thursday, Sept. 9, Understood, with the American Academy of Pediatrics, UnidosUS, and 2021 National Teacher of the Year Juliana Urtubey, will facilitate conversations to help parents and teachers move forward in the next school year together. The free event will be live-streamed via Understood’s YouTube channel and syndicated across its Facebook page. Learn more and register here.

Five Memos to be released today:

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