The State Senate gave final approval to a major Education Accountability measure. It provides testing and other procedures to keep students, teachers, administrators and parents accountable for a child’s education. The Senate approved an amendment that would allow school districts to better track how students are doing throughout their entire career. Senator Chris Rothfuss says it’s a different approach. “Tracking a student’s growth year to year -- how good are they one year, the next year, the following year…in K-12. And that’s what we are trying to track from the growth standpoint,” Ro
Senator Phil Nicholas has decided to remove himself from sponsoring a funding request for the Laramie Aquifer leaving Laramie Democrat Chris Rothfuss to oversee that effort. Nicholas was accused of having a conflict of interest in brokering a land deal for his client, former legislator Doug Samuelson. The proposal was to have the state buy Samuelson’s land and turn it into a state park. Laramie citizens then could have access to the property and it would prevent development from occurring above the Laramie aquifer.