Wyoming Public Radio Education Stories

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Wyoming education stories produced by reporters at Wyoming Public Radio in Laramie, Wyoming.

Wyoming education stories produced by reporters at Wyoming Public Radio in Laramie, Wyoming.


25 Pieces

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In one year, a new high school building will be open to students in Natrona County. The first day of class will debut a bold endeavor to transform ...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 05:56
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Most people on the Wind River Reservation have seen Craig Ferris on the sidelines of the basketball court at Wyoming Indian High School. As head co...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 06:14
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Back in September, six Native American high schoolers from the Wind River Reservation were detained by University of Wyoming police after a custome...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 05:30
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More than 1 percent of the public school students in Wyoming will not set foot in a classroom this year. They attend virtual schools that exist ent...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 04:19
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Most parents of public school students in Wyoming can access all sorts of data on how their child’s school is doing, but the public cannot see test...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 04:51
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President Obama signed new legislation—replacing ‘No Child Left Behind.' It’s called the ‘Every Student Succeeds Act.’ In Wyoming, Superintendent o...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 06:27
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This summer, the University of Wyoming’s College of Education welcomed a new dean. Dr. Ray Reutzel was hired amid a major effort by the University’...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 07:04
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This summer, the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act went into effect nationwide, laying out new protocols colleges and universities must follow...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 04:59
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Housing in Jackson is a problem for seasonal and low-income workers. But, increasingly, it’s also a problem for middle-income earners. Among them, ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 05:09
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Fort Washakie High School is a small, struggling school on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The students there have been pushing towards one majo...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 05:06
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Not so long ago, public schools for Native American kids existed to destroy culture, punishing children for speaking their languages or practicing ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 05:35
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The University of Wyoming campus is rattled after two first-year students there died by suicide in a span of just 8 days. Wyoming has had the highe...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 04:38
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In most schools, campaigns to keep students from smoking use simple slogans like “Be Smart, Don’t Start,” but those targeting Native American kids ...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 04:27
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There’s a nationwide push to get more students involved in STEM education. That’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. But, despite enthusias...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
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Over the past year, The Next Generation Science Standards have stirred debate in Wyoming—which continues today. Lawmakers have taken issue with wha...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 07:23
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Nearly a year after Wyoming lawmakers blocked the State Board of Education from considering a set of science standards that include climate change,...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:12
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Last November, President Obama announced a major executive action on immigration—a plan that would offer temporary legal status and deportation rel...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 04:34
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Two years ago, the federal government put strict new guidelines in place for school lunches to get kids eating healthier. Since then, about one mil...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 04:29
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The number of students experiencing homelessness in Wyoming has gone way up in recent years, but there are few resources for homeless Wyomingites—a...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 04:59
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Fort Washakie High School is on track to graduate more students than ever this year. It still won’t be a big number, but getting a high school degr...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 03:46