A group called America’s edge says many Wyoming students lack the education they may need for future jobs.
Martha Brooks of the national jobs group says that there is a looming skills gap for all workers in the state. Brooks is telling state leaders that many science and technology jobs will soon be available in the state, but her group questions whether Wyoming students will be able to fill those jobs. She says there are warning signs right now.
A panel of lawmakers has endorsed proposed legislation that spells out how education reform will be carried out in Wyoming's public schools. The Select Committee on Statewide Education Accountability on Monday unanimously approved a 55-page proposal on making sure Wyoming high school graduates are ready for college and careers. The proposal of part of a reform movement that began in the 2011 Legislature to hold students, teachers, schools and administrators accountable for poor performance.