April 30, 2015

Wyoming’s New School Report Card

January 3, 2019

The Pine Bluffs Post reports that a “new tool for parents, educators, and others to access information about Wyoming schools and districts is now available.” The Wyoming Department of Education has created a “user-friendly website to house its State Report Card, as required under ESSA. “Transparency...

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Education Officials’ Stronger Focused on Foster Children Under ESSA

May 10, 2018

According to Tennessee Watson, education officials in Wyoming must focus more on the “educational needs of foster kids” under ESSA, so school districts in the state “now have foster care liaisons and collaborative agreements with local representatives from the Department of Family Services.”

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Seven More States Need Specifics

December 18, 2017

The Dept. of Education sent letters to Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming enumerating federal feedback on their ESSA plans.

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WY’s Goals under ESSA Appear to be Low, According to Wyoming Tribune

October 1, 2017

According to the Wyoming Tribune, the state’s “goals under the Every Student Succeeds Act appear to be low when compared to similar states and others in the region.”

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WY Dept. of Ed Submits State’s ESSA Plan to U.S. Dept. of Ed

August 20, 2017

The Wyoming Dept. of Education has submitted the state’s ESSA plan to the U.S. Dept. of Education ahead of the September 18 deadline.

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WY Dept. of Education Begins Statewide Listening Tour

October 21, 2016

The Wyoming Dept. of Education is beginning its statewide listening tour and published an online survey to continue stakeholder engagement on the implementation of ESSA in Wyoming. “This really is an effort to continue the stakeholder engagement we began this summer with the virtual town...

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WY Dept of Education Holds Virtual Town Hall, More to Follow

July 13, 2016

The Wyoming Department of Education held a virtual town hall meeting last week to gather public input on the implementation of ESSA. The meeting was the first of five that are being held this month and in August focused on standards and assessment. The next town hall...

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State Superintendent Balow Calls for Public Input on Wyoming’s ESSA Plan

June 7, 2016

State Superintendent Jillian Balow called on the public to provide input into the state’s ESSA plan. “Our goal is to strengthen and leverage our accountability system as we implement ESSA, and we will need meaningful input from all stakeholders to get that accomplished.” Comments can be...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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