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Top Heavy Staffing In Wyoming Education

Here is a question often heard since the extent of Wyoming’s K-12 funding shortfall has become widely discussed; “Is Wyoming education top-heavy with administrative staff?” The short answer would appear to be yes.

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Great Wyoming Teachers and Attrition

The purpose of Wyoming’s K-12 education system, according to the Wyoming Supreme Court, is to provide education that is “the best we can do”[1] as well as “unsurpassed” and “visionary”[2] A growing body of evidence shows that those characteristics are achieved, primarily, by having great teachers.

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Wyoming K-12 Education Legislative Developments

Bob Nelson chats with Doug Randall on KGAB 650 AM about 2017 school legislation.

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Can We Rely on NAEP Rankings? Part 2

Wyoming Liberty Group recently wrote Can We Rely on NAEP Rankings Part 1 (See http://wyliberty.org/blog/education/can-we-rely-on-naep-rankings) Wyoming’s rankings versus other states in National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) scores. We pointed out that, while our rankings look very good, appearances are deceiving. The scores were:

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Can We Rely on NAEP Rankings?

Wyoming is talking. In fact, many are happy. What they’re jubilant about is Wyoming schools’ 2015 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) scores. There is room to be pleased about where Wyoming ranks versus other jurisdictions in reading and math in both Grades 4 and 8.

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Education Funding and Reform

Bob Nelson talks with Doug Randall about developments in Wyoming education funding and reform.

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Education Litigation, The Elephant in the Room

A slew of legal cases spanning two decades has been the most powerful force in creating Wyoming's K-12 public education system.  These cases have led to the "Dictatorial Behemouth" Wyoming now has as it's education system.  With court ordered rules and requirements and continual legislative mandates, Wyoming lives under a monster of its own making.  

Continuing from Part 1 of their conversation, "Is Education Litigation Getting in the Way of Education?" listen in as Bob Nelson and Boyd Wiggam talk with Amy Edmonds about possible solutions to this behemouth in K-12 education.  

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