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School District Consolidation Idea Not Politically Viable

Opponents and even supporters say district consolidation is politically toxic because it erodes local control and would save relatively little money.

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Measure Would Increase Students in Wyoming Classrooms

A similar proposal was dropped by the Interim Joint Education Committee last month.

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Students From Liverpool's John Moore University Receive Their Degrees
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Wyoming Seeks Public Comment on Graduation Requirement Changes

The State Board of Education in November voted to approve a revised set of state high school graduation requirements.

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K-12 Funding Crisis Looms Large as Wyoming Lawmakers Convene

Funding for Wyoming K-12 education faces a $400 million annual shortfall due to falling tax revenues amid weak markets for coal, oil and natural gas.

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Government Plans Education Summit
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Wyoming Ranked Seventh Nationally in Education Quality

Wyoming's best score is in the finance category at 89.5, which leads the nation again this year after slipping to second place in 2016.

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Wyoming Reports Decrease in Public School Enrollment for First Time in 10 Years

The areas that recorded enrollment decreases were in parts of the state that rely on energy production, including Campbell County.

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Subcommittee Releases Potential Education Funding Solutions

The Subcommittee says Wyoming is faced with a budget phenomenon known as a “double-whammy,”- mineral prices and production are in decline, but the State is still required to provide the same level of education goods and services previously maintained by the energy economy.

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UW Eyes Increasing Transfer Students to Boost Enrollment

Transfer student numbers peaked in 2010 with 1,159, but that number steadily dropped before bottoming out in 2015 at 930.

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Legislators Field Tough Questions at Legislative Luncheon

Representative Charles Pelkey, Representative-elect Dan Furphy and Senator-elect Glenn Moniz answered questions and discussed the future of Wyoming education, possible revenue sources and budget cuts.

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State Board of Education Proposes UW Ex-Officio Position

“My hope is that this will lead to broader, richer discussions about standards. Having everybody at the table will help us make better policy decisions for Wyoming Education,” Gosar said.

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