LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming College of Education has joined an effort aimed at better meeting the education needs of dependents of military service members.

"Operation Educate the Educator" was initiated through the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. The Wyoming Teacher Education Programs, which operates under UW's College of Education, recently agreed to join the initiative.

The idea behind the initiative is to prepare classroom teachers to better meet the needs of students of military parents in K-through-12 and in college and trade schools.