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Computer Science Content and Performance Standards by State Board of Education Member, Ryan Fuhrman

May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

In today’s climate of what seems to be endless government gridlock, the recent work on the new Computer Science Content and Performance Standards is a testament to how government should be. The State Board of [...]

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For These State Board Members, It’s All About Service

March 12th, 2019|0 Comments

In March, the Wyoming State Senate confirmed Governor Mark Gordon’s two new nominations to the Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) — Debbie Bovee and Bill Lambert. These appointments came at a time when the [...]

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Guest Post by Dana Wyatt on Embracing the Heart of the New Indian Education Standards

February 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Dana Wyatt is a sixth grade teacher at Sheridan Junior High School. In partnership with Panasonic, she has run the Kid Witness News video program there since 1992. Over the years the program has won [...]

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

November 9th, 2018|0 Comments

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? [...]

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Implications of Chapter 31 for District Implementation

September 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

August 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

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Phase 2 Accountability for School and district leaders to emphasize student growth

January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

In February 2017, Gov. Mead signed Enrolled Act 31 into law that established Phase 2 Leader Accountability. Phase 1 of the 2011 WY Accountability in Education Act (WAEA) created mechanisms for school accountability that rated [...]

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How are Wyoming schools held accountable?

December 18th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]