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Governor Matt Mead on Education Director Candidates

Goovernor Mead said he needs more time because of the quality of the candidates. He said all of them are eager to come to Wyoming.

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Mead Interviewing Education Director Candidates, Decision Will Be Quick

Governor Matt Mead began interviewing the three candidates for the position of Director of the Wyoming Department of Education Monday. The governor said he was very pleased with the quality of the three candidates that were forwarded to him by the State Board of Education

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WDE: Summer Learning Programs Available

The Wyoming Department of Education, in partnership with MetaMetrics and the Council of Chief State School Officers, is trying to stop the negative effects of summer learning loss with two new summer learning initiatives: Find a Book, Wyoming and The Summer Math Challenge.

Julie Magee, Division Director of Standards, Learning and Accountability for the Wyoming Department of Education, says

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WDE: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Winners

Wyoming Department of Education Interim Director Jim Rose announced the 11 recipients of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21 CCLC) Cohort Eight grant in Cheyenne Tuesday.

The grant is authorized under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

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Buffalo Ridge Elementary School (Courtesy of Laramie County school District 1)
Buffalo Ridge Elementary School (Courtesy of Laramie County school District 1)
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WDE Grants Waivers to K-3 Class Size Mandate

Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) Interim Director Jim Rose granted waivers to each of the 22 school districts that applied for waivers from the state-mandated 16:1 student-to-teacher ratio in grades K-3 for the 2012-13 school year

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Wyoming Education Department Seeking Summer Food Service Partners

The Wyoming Department of Education is seeking houses of worship to participated in the Summer Food Service Program for summer of 2013. The Summer Food Service Program helps Wyoming children up to the age o

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Hay Prices Still High [AUDIO]

The Interim Director of the Wyoming Department of Education has already made some changes since taking over administration of the agency last week. Amy Richards has a report. Hay prices are continuing to run well above last year. Joy Greenwald reports. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News

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Wyoming State Capitol (Michael Smith/Newsmakers)
Wyoming State Capitol (Michael Smith/Newsmakers)
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Hassenour:Ballot Challenge Possible on Ed Leadership

Laramie County political activist and County Commissioner M. Lee Hassenour says he's hearing from Tea Party activists and members of the Constituition Party about a possible petition drive to get the removal of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction as head of the state Education Department on the election ballot in 2014

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Bill Would Create Education Administration Position

The Chairmen of the Legislature’s Joint Education Committee are sponsoring legislation to change the governance of Wyoming K-12 public education system.  Sen. Hank Coe (R-Park) and Rep. Matt Teeters (R-Goshen) have offered SF0104  “Education - state administration” to create an appointed position to administer the Department of Education

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Gov. Matt Mead (Courtesy of Governor's Office)
Gov. Matt Mead (Courtesy of Governor's Office)
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Mead’s Office Implementing Ed Dept. Oversight [AUDIO]

Governor Matt Mead's staff is hustling to implement a legislative directive requiring oversight of some spending at the state Department of Education. Amy Richards reports. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says he has some concerns about the version of the Farm Bill that was passed by the House Agriculture Committee last week. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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