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Casper Police Say Additional School Zone Patrols a Success
It has been nearly one month since the Casper Police Department’s new Traffic Enforcement Unit began its enhanced patrols in school zones across the city of Casper. Casper Police like what they’re seeing, saying streets around city schools are safer now than they were prior to implemen…
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 student…
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 enforce…
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. At a School Nutrition Association conference in Denver this summer, food workers heard…
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. The funds are part of $535 million provided …
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 n…
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 schools o…
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. Chairman David Fall thanked the board — in Chinese — af…
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. Marvin Nas…
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. Marvin Nash, who founded …