education

Northern Wyoming Community College District

This summer, Walter Tribley took over as the president of the Northern Wyoming Community College District. Tribley has 20 years of experience in higher education. Most recently, he was the president of Monterey Peninsula College in California. Wyoming Public Radio's Catherine Wheeler sat down with Tribley at Sheridan College to talk about his goals as he begins his new position.

"I Wouldn't Change A Thing About Wyoming"

Sep 9, 2019
Charles Fournier

Recent Torrington High School graduates Quentin Meyer and Ryan Walson love Wyoming as it is. For our "Belonging" series, the childhood friends sat down to reflect on the agriculture and stories that pull them to stay while acknowledging the career possibilities that may draw their lives outside of the state they hold dear.

Wyoming Community Foundation

 

 

Students of color are more likely to be suspended from Wyoming's public schools than their white counterparts. That's according to a report released by the Wyoming Community Foundation.

Cheryl Hughes

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West co-hosted an intensive week long workshop for teachers on how to use primary sources in their classrooms. This workshop was sponsored by the Library of Congress as part of its effort to teach teachers how to use objects, letters and art in their lesson plans.

Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska spoke with the education director of the National History Museum of National Forest Service History, Cheryl Hughes, and the Center's educator Megan Smith. First, Hughes explained how primary sources can create a placed based learning environment.

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The Powell area is experiencing a surprise uptick of kindergartners at the start of the new school year. Park County School District #1 performs screenings for each grade in the spring to help prepare for the next school year.

Cheryl Hughes

This week, the teachers from around the country are visiting Cody and Emigrant, Montana to learn how to incorporate primary sources into their lesson plans.

University of Nebraska Press

A new book details the hard-won battle fought by tribal leaders on the Wind River Reservation to open their own high school.

Wyoming Afterschool Alliance

The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance has named Sheridan resident Michelle Sullivan as its new director.

Two Native American Students from the Wind River Reservation are sharing their journey to continue their education at Central Wyoming College in Riverton, Wyoming. They are both members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe. They speak of their desire and passion to help others achieve their dreams and goals on the reservation. They also discuss breaking down the barriers and stereotypes that Native American people experience. 

"We Kind Of Live In The Middle"

Jul 19, 2019
Charles Fournier


Though they have felt like outsiders at times, Allen Pino and Catalina Pedroza—who are both pursuing careers as educators—feel a strong sense of loyalty to Wyoming. For WPR's "Belonging" series, they sat down to discuss racial identity and how Wyoming stereotypes can be at odds with a vision of a state full of potential.

Homeschoolers of Wyoming

There about 2,000 kids who are homeschooled in Wyoming, according to Heather Hager from Homeschoolers of Wyoming. The group has its annual conference on July 12-13 in Cheyenne.

Students at Riverton High School will soon be able to take courses in the Arapaho language.

A national report on the state of children came out this week from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, based primarily on census data.

Central Wyoming College

Central Wyoming College and the Northern Arapaho Business Council have reached an agreement to begin offering college courses on the Wind River Reservation.

Jenny Marshall


According to the Centers for Disease Control, students who feel connected to their teachers and peers are more likely to succeed in school and stay out of trouble. To give students a sense of power and stability, the Woods Learning Center in Casper is using "connection circles."

Kamila Kudelska

Last year was the first year fifth graders from three schools on the Wind River Reservation participated in a cultural field camp just south of Yellowstone. The day camp organized by the National Forest Service hopes to give Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho children a chance to learn their culture while outdoors.

Teacher Pay Gap Reaches New Highs

May 17, 2019

Public school teachers are seeing historically low wages compared to workers with similar education and skills. Noah Glick found our region varies wildly according to a new report.

Last year, the weekly wages for teachers was more than 21 percent lower than those of comparable workers. That’s according to the recent analysis from the Economic Policy Institute.

Collage by Tennessee Watson

Summer break can cause students to lose some of what they have worked hard to learn during the school year. Jillian Balow, Wyoming's Superintendent of Public Instruction, said there are ways to prevent what's called summer slide. 

Colorado just passed a bill that will create media literacy guidelines for schools. It joins Utah and a growing number of states tackling this issue.

StoryCorps

When StoryCorps came to Jackson last summer, Teton Science School Executive Director Chris Agnew asked former board member Jean Jorgensen to recall the school's early days…and how it all started with the founders Joan and Ted Major. 

Catherine Wheeler

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded Gillette College a $1 million grant to upgrade technology for some of the college's programs. This is the second time Gillette College has received a grant from the EDA.

PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs

The Cody High School Broadcast Journalism program has produced a news piece on how a six-student school in Wyoming is surviving. The report was a collaboration with PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs. The collaboration has professional journalists help to guide students in their reporting and producing.

Catherine Wheeler

Mikayla Patton had no intention of going into what she calls "dirty work" before starting school at Gillette College. She thought maybe she would try criminal justice. But then she got a phone call from her dad. He had worked on oil rigs and in coal mines.

A Laramie student has won an award in the C-SPAN StudentCam competition. Arundathi Nair placed second in the High School West Division for her documentary titled Out of Many, One Out of One, Many.

Bob Beck

Community Colleges may soon be able to offer bachelors degrees of applied sciences. The House gave final approval to a bill that supporters say will help economic development and can improve the number of four-year degrees in Wyoming.

Several Mountain West states are considering legislation that would change sex education in their schools and they are all taking very different approaches.

It’s a final four of sorts, but it has nothing to do with basketball.

Idaho and Wyoming are now among only four states that do not fund preschool, according to a new report from the Education Commission of the States.

 


Catherine Wheeler

The kindergarten classrooms at Stocktrail Elementary in Gillette are just like any others. But in one, it sounds a little different than what you might expect.

That's because at Stocktrail two sections are part of a dual-language immersion program (DLI). That means students spend half of their day speaking only Spanish and another half speaking English.

A junior high school robotics team from Casper has won a state LEGO robotics competition and will travel to Houston to compete against teams from across the world.

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The State Senate has voted to reduce a spending increase that's used for teacher pay. The External Cost Adjustment is part of the school-funding model and the governor supported an $18 million increase to keep the model constitutional. Tuesday night, the Senate cut that increase in half. Senators Chris Rothfuss and Jeff Wasserburger says the cut to an increase that's used for teacher pay could put the school funding model in jeopardy of being unconstitutional.

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