The Joint Education Committee wrapped up two days of meetings talking about everything from improving Native American education to better uses of technology in the classroom.
Glenrock Senator Jim Anderson says lawmakers have had some distractions in recent months with the controversy surrounding Superintendent Cindy Hill, but he says they are moving forward with some good ideas.
“If we are not doing it, at least we are starting to lay some framework and some discussion and open people’s minds to the idea of new options and new alternatives.”
A bill that funds the construction of new schools in the state has received final approval in the Wyoming House of Representatives. This despite an effort by the House Education Committee Chairman to remove some money from the bill. Lingle Republican Matt Teeters complained that lawmakers are building some schools too big and have obligated too many schools to be built.
An effort to enhance graduation requirements has failed. Lingle Republican Matt Teeters, who chairs the House Education Committee, offered a bill that would have added some graduation requirements for those in high school.
“This bill would suggest that we would have four years of math and four years of science added to those requirements. Just the fact that of having that student enrolled in those extra classes their senior year, prevents that institutional loss that we see when seniors take their senior year off.”