Kari Eakins

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State Board of Education Changes September Meeting Location

Meeting moved to Albany #1 Board Room, 1948 Grand Avenue. September 18, 2019 CHEYENNE  – The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will meet in Laramie on September 19-20 at the Albany County School District #1 Board Room,1948 Grand Ave. Both days are scheduled to run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The SBE will [...]

September 18th, 2019|Meetings, News, Standards|

What are Wyoming’s K-12 standards and why do they matter?

Have you ever wondered how a teacher knows what to teach and when to teach it?  How can a teacher in Meetessee know that her new student transferring from Lusk is ready for fourth-grade math?  With local control of schools, how does the state ensure that all of Wyoming’s graduates are ready? In Wyoming, schools [...]

November 9th, 2018|Blog, Standards|

Implications of Chapter 31 for District Implementation

How New Graduation Rules May Impact Wyoming Districts Governor Matt Mead signed and approved an update to Chapter 31 rules on August 15, 2018. These rules will be effective August 15, 2019, giving school district one year to revise their graduation policies as necessary. The new graduation rules are designed to strike a balance between [...]

September 12th, 2018|Blog|

The Triumph of Collaboration Over Complexity: The Story of Wyoming’s Graduation Rules

Only committed observers of the Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) have followed the three-year route to rules promulgation for Chapter 31, which governs graduation requirements for students to earn a high school diploma in Wyoming. In 2015, the Legislature eliminated the tiered diploma system and the “body of evidence” that previously detailed graduation requirements [...]

August 22nd, 2018|Blog|

State Board Approves Promulgation of Rules on Accreditation, Statewide Standards, and Graduation Requirements

April 23, 2018 CHEYENNE - The State Board of Education took action during its meeting on Friday in Gillette to promulgate proposed rule changes regarding school and district accreditation, Math, Science Extended and Social Studies standards, and high school graduation requirements. The proposed Chapter 6 Rules on District and School Accreditation are based on recommendations from an [...]

April 23rd, 2018|Accreditation, Meetings, News, Standards|

How are Wyoming schools held accountable?

Accountability is crucial to driving continuous improvement within our schools. It sets forth clear standards for achievement among our educators and administrators. Wyoming students benefit when they are assured that no matter where they attend school, the quality and standard of education they are receiving is equally rigorous across the state. As late as 2016, [...]

December 18th, 2017|Accountability, Blog|

State Board Approved Accreditation for Wyoming School Districts

June 26, 2017 CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) voted on Thursday to approve accreditation for all 48 Wyoming school districts and 13 institutional schools. “It’s clear that our Wyoming schools are very dedicated to continually improving,” said SBE Chairman Walt Wilcox. “Districts go through a very detailed process to systematically review [...]

June 26th, 2017|Accreditation, News|

State Board to Align State Accountability System with Federal System

April 26, 2017 CHEYENNE - The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) met last week in Casper to review elements of the federal accountability system required as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). During this past legislative session, refinements were made to the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act (WAEA) to align it more [...]

April 26th, 2017|Accountability, News|

State Board of Education to Welcome New Board Members at Meeting in Casper

April 13, 2017 CHEYENNE - The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) will hold a regular meeting on April 20-21, 2017. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 20 at the Natrona County School District #1 Building located at 970 North Glenn Road in Casper. Orientation for three new board members, appointed by [...]

April 13th, 2017|Meetings, News|

Wyoming State Board of Education Approves Graduation Rules

March 31, 2017 CHEYENNE  – During their regular monthly meeting last week, the Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) approved proposed Chapter 31 Graduation Rules after a 45-day public input process. In 2015 a tiered transcript system was eliminated to remove unnecessary complexity for school districts while maintaining equity of opportunity for students. Today, all Wyoming [...]

March 31st, 2017|Alternative Schedules, News|