teachers http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Department of Education seeks educators to provide feedback http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/department-education-seeks-educators-provide-feedback <p>The Wyoming Department of Education is putting together a board of teachers to&nbsp;offer advice on several education issues. They’re looking for feedback on teacher training options, classroom needs and&nbsp;potential&nbsp;policy changes.</p><p></p><p>Chief Strategy Officer for the Department of Education, Leighton Thomas says teachers&nbsp;have valuable&nbsp;firsthand knowledge of the conditions, strengths and needs of the state’s schools.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:26:16 +0000 Jordan Harper 49703 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Department of Education seeks educators to provide feedback Wyoming Stories: Eric Quade remembers a formative teacher http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-stories-eric-quade-remembers-formative-teacher <p>Eric Quade remembers one of his teachers at Torrington High School. Since then, Eric has received a PhD in mathematics, which he now teaches at Laramie County Community College in Laramie.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:54:33 +0000 Micah Schweizer 49170 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming Stories: Eric Quade remembers a formative teacher May 7th is Teacher Appreciation Day http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/may-7th-teacher-appreciation-day <p>May 7th is Teacher Appreciation Day.</p><p>Kathy Vetter, President of the Wyoming Education Association, taught elementary through high school students in Wheatland during her 30 years in the classroom. She says that teachers’ responsibilities have changed as students’ own roles have changed. “When I started teaching,” says Vetter, “going to school was the student’s job. Now, that’s only one of many jobs students have, that they have to divide their time amongst—and so there’s more pressure on the teachers and the students.”</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 23:45:03 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 40362 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net May 7th is Teacher Appreciation Day Lawmakers debate teacher pay http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/lawmakers-debate-teacher-pay <p>During discussion on the state budget, legislators held a lengthy debate on whether teachers should be eligible for a one-time bonus intended for all state employees.&nbsp; The bonus is one percent of an employee’s salary.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:14:08 +0000 Bob Beck 36334 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Lawmakers debate teacher pay