Congratulations to WDE’s Dr. Michelle Aldrich, Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director. She received the Rising Star award from the national organization, Advance CTE. Dr. Aldrich and her team work with Wyoming schools, businesses, higher education, and other partners to ensure all students have access to high quality CTE opportunities.
Do you listen to podcasts? Share good podcasts with students or colleagues? The WYpod is worth a listen. Host Eric Ruckle interviews Wyoming people with interesting stories. From ultramarathon runners to cowboys to scientists – this is a good one and a personal favorite of mine.
WDE directors and chiefs did a service project at the Boys and Girls Club of Cheyenne this week – Here, Dicky Shanor and Margee Robertson call out Halloween Bingo
- The White House announced additional actions to increase school-based COVID-19 screening testing for students and staff. Here is the full memo.
- The U.S. Department of Education (USED) will host (virtually and in-person) the National ESEA Conference on February 16-19, 2022. Formerly called the National Title I Conference, the National ESEA Conference welcomes thousands of K-12 educators from across the country each year. Conference details, including registration materials, are available here.
- The IRS released FAQs on Rehiring Retirees to Address Labor Shortages. You can find more information on this employer relief to address school labor shortages here
Memos to be released today: