Education

WPM is committed to covering education issues in Wyoming in a thoughtful and thorough way. This page captures all education-related stories we've aired and updates you on broad issues.

Campbell County School District

The Campbell County School Board will be hosting public listening sessions on a proposed policy that would allow staff to carry guns in schools.

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Powell High School and Northwest College are partnering to offer vocational classes to high school students who are not planning to go to college.

Campbell County School District

The Campbell County School District administrators updated school board members on the potential armed educators policy at its Tuesday meeting.

Dennis Jacobs / Gillette College

The Northern Wyoming Community College District has announced a new certificate program that targets working adults.

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Senior research scientist Thomas Foulke first learned about these ancient grains in France, where he takes students for a yearly agriculture program. He was flipping through an old French cookbook when he came across a recipe that called for spelt. Unfamiliar with the word, he looked it up and found that it was a grain, one of the first ever cultivated.

Savannah Maher

Social studies teachers from 27 Wyoming school districts gathered in Riverton this week for a two-day professional development workshop. Many used the time to learn about Wyoming's new Indian Education For All standards, which were approved by then-Governor Matt Mead in 2017.

Savannah Maher

Every Wednesday afternoon, one hallway at Wyoming Indian High School turns into a robotics arena.

During an after school scrimmage in December, two teams were using remote controlled robots — which they built and programmed themselves — to move big yellow blocks called “stones” around an obstacle course. 12th grader Maranda Blackbird explained the rules.

Nick Ullrich Gillette College

Nick Ullrich is setting me up in a generic office at the Gillette College Technical Education Center. Ullrich, a safety instructor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) training program at the college, has been working on creating a new way to train miners for about a year.

Zachary Opps

One of Powell Middle School's robotic teams will represent Wyoming at a world competition in April.

Central Wyoming College

Students at Central Wyoming College will soon be able to learn the ins-and-outs of livestock slaughtering and meat processing. That's thanks to a nearly $800,000 grant from Wyoming Works, a statewide program aimed at helping adult students develop vocational skills and secure employment.

Washakie County School District #1 recently presented its new approach of keeping students on track to graduate at the Wyoming School Board Association Annual Conference.

The Wyoming Council for Women is encouraging women throughout the state to fill out an online survey. It asks about issues that impact women’s daily lives at home and in the workplace.

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Powell High School students and teachers say they might have a solution to prevent irrigation tunnel collapse like the one in Goshen County over the summer.

Savannah Maher

On the last day of the semester at the Wind River Tribal College in Ethete, Dr. Tarissa Spoonhunter was in the kitchen cooking a big pot of chicken noodle soup.

Two students at Riverton High School have been disciplined after photos and videos circulating on social media showed them walking into school Wednesday morning wearing white robes with pointed hoods, which resembled Klu Klux Klan regalia.

Milken Family Foundation

Educators put in a lot of time with little recognition, but sometimes a light is shown on their work. Recently, at Johnson Junior High School in Cheyenne, a well-thought-of principal was awarded a major prize in the school's first all-school assembly.

Catherine Wheeler

Wednesday mornings at the Food Group in Sheridan are usually busy.

Northern Wyoming Community College District

The Northern Wyoming Community College District's Board of Trustees voted to move forward on creating a bachelor's of applied science (BAS) degree at its recent meeting.

Milken Family Foundation

Johnson Junior High School had never had an all-school assembly. On Monday, December 9, it had its first.

Brian Cox, the school's principal, organized the whole thing, but thought he was setting up an assembly for Wyoming's State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. He expected her to recognize the school's initiatives to ensure that all students had access to breakfast. Little did he know that the multiple VIPs from around the state that were there, were there to recognize him.

Northwest College

Students from Northwest College will present their findings on women in Wyoming as part of a celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in Wyoming.

Savannah Maher

An event at Wyoming Indian High School in Ethete introduced more than 300 students to computer science this week. Representatives from Facebook and the online learning platform Code HS visited the school and led students in creative coding exercises as part of the "Hour of Code" initiative.

Savannah Maher

The library at Wyoming Indian Middle School in Ethete is hands-down the coziest place in the building. When I walk in after driving through a snow storm, the lights are dim and there's some kind of woodsy incense burning. But a few weeks ago, librarian Jenn Runs Close to Lodge said the atmosphere was a bit more chaotic.


Central Wyoming College

Central Wyoming College is looking to become the first community college in the state to offer a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree. Representatives from the national Higher Learning Commission are visiting the college's Riverton campus this week to evaluate the proposed degree program.

Northern Wyoming Community College District

The Northern Wyoming Community College District has taken a step forward towards offering bachelor's of applied science (B.A.S) degrees.

Ryan Shippy / Sheridan College

Sheridan College has been selected as one of the top 150 community colleges in the country by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.

Kamila Kudelska

For the past four years, Park County School District #6 in Cody has brought together all of its schools to create one mass celebration in honor of veterans.

U.S. household debt is on the rise again. And states in the Mountain West are seeing some of the highest levels in the country.

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will be discussing bills to fund programs that help pay for public schools and infrastructure in rural areas this Thursday.


Northwest College

Northwest College is in the process of creating its next five-year strategic plan. The college held listening sessions among business leaders, students and faculty to get community feedback.

Northern Wyoming Community College District

The Northern Wyoming Community College District's nursing program goes through a voluntary accreditation process with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing every eight years. The review looks at curriculum, performance and other factors.

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