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Crandall Wants Quicker Assessment Results

Richard Crandall,the new head of the Wyoming Department of Education, says he would like to see the state assessment results back within a few weeks instead of a few months.

Crandall says getting the results back in the spring rather than in August will allow teachers to develop a customized plan for a child who may not be performing at grade level

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WDE Releases Statewide PAWS Scores

The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) released the statewide scores for the 2013 Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS), Wednesday in Cheyenne. The report shows that the 2013 PAWS proficiency rates declined across each grade level and content area compared to the 2012 exam

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New Education Director Began New Job Monday [AUDIO]

Richard Crandall took over as head of the Wyoming Department of Education Monday. Two building proposals at Laramie County Community College top the list of $128 million in capital construction projects recommended by the Wyoming Community College Commission. Doug Randall as the details.  Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Ed Department Taking Comment on Waiver Request [AUDIO]

The Wyoming Department of Education has opened a two-week public comment period for it's waiver request to the US Department of Education. The state department wants to maintain it's current levels of annual measurable objectives under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Some employers in Teton County are having a hard time finding summer employees. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Wyoming Delays No Child Left Behind Waiver Request

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is pushing back by a year its request for a waiver from federal education requirements.

Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, schools are required to meet rising benchmarks toward all students testing proficient in math and language by 2014

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Threat of Wildfires Increasing As State Dries Out [AUDIO]

The likelihood of large wildfires is increasing in Wyoming with the dry weather much of the state has seen over the past month or so. Doug Randall reports. An inquiry into the Wyoming Department of Education was released Tuesday. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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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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