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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|

Wyoming State Board of Education Celebrates 100 Years

The Wyoming State Board of Education is celebrating 100 years of advocacy, support and policy making for Wyoming’s students and schools today, February 21, 2017.  Since its formation in 1917, the board has been a consistent and stabilizing force for the public school system. Created by the Wyoming legislature in 1917, it was a time [...]

February 21st, 2017|Accountability, Accreditation, Assessments, Blog|

Modernizing Wyoming’s Science Standards

On September 23, 2016, the Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) approved the proposed 2016 Wyoming Science Content and Performance Standards for Governor Mead’s consideration. On November 14, 2016, the Governor signed the new standards into law. Now the standards are in the hands of Wyoming’s 48 districts for local curricula development and must be [...]

December 13th, 2016|Blog, Standards|

Wyoming State Board of Education Member Urges Civics Readiness, Supports National Recommendation by NASBE

Nate Breen represents local school boards on the Wyoming State Board of Education. He spent his 36-year career teaching high school history in Cheyenne, 14 of which were focused on civics. Last year, he began working with the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) to create a recommendation for more robust civics education [...]

July 14th, 2016|Blog, Standards|