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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 [...]

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Wyoming State Board of Education Celebrates 100 Years

February 21st, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

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Modernizing Wyoming’s Science Standards

December 13th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

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

July 14th, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]