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Wyoming Releases New School Progress Reports

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Education says 139 schools and six school districts in the state failed to meet federal education goals last year.

The federal No Child Left Behind Act sets so-called adequate yearly progress benchmarks for schools to meet in order for all students to be proficient in language and math by 2014

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Increased Patrols in Casper School Zones Starting Monday

Officials with the Caper Police Department say motorists can expect increased patrols and stricter enforcement in school zones throughout the city of Casper starting Monday.

Sgt. Pete Abrams, who's with the Casper Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit, says enhanced enforcement in city school zones is not something that’s important to just the newly-minted Traffic Enforcement Unit

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How To Get Kids To Eat Healthy

DENVER (AP) — There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them

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Wyo. Getting $1.1M To Help Low-Achieving Schools

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says Wyoming will receive $1.1 million to turn around its persistently lowest-achieving schools.

The money comes from the Education Department's School Improvement Grants program

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Struggle Over How To Evaluate Special Ed Teachers

MIAMI (AP) — As school districts across the nation begin evaluating teachers based on student growth, one area is posing a unique challenge for administrators: special education.

Special education students have a range of conditions that can affect their intellectual growth significantly or not at all

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Should Casper Schools Allow Longer Recess?

Could elementary students in Casper use the extra time outside? Perhaps stretch their legs a bit, get more active? It might help to clear the cob webs before having another class session.

Or will it distract them even more?

Some parents in Charlottesville are currently demanding that their scho

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Campbell Co. To Offer Chinese Classes

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Junior high and high school students in Campbell County will be able to study Chinese starting in 2013-14 school year.

School trustees approved offering Chinese classes as an elective on Tuesday night

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More Help For School Bullying In Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — People looking for help dealing with school bullying now have an alternative to relying on school officials.

The founders of a program called Bullying Hurts have developed a link to their website where parents, victims and others can report a bullying problem

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Different Approach To End Bullying

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The largest school district in Wyoming is trying a novel approach to dealing with bullying issues.

Laramie County School District 1 in Cheyenne is using an ombudsman to help school administrators, parents and students handle bullying cases

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School Lunches To Have More Veggies, Whole Grains

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in more than 15 years means most offerings, including popular pizza, will come with less sodium and more whole grains, with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables on the side, first lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced during a visit Wednesday with elementary students

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