Sunday, 27 February 2011 12:57
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Leaders of the Wyoming Legislature say
improved state oversight of public schools should stand as the biggest achievement of the session that's now entering its final week.
House Speaker Ed Buchanan and Senate President Jim Anderson say
lawmakers came into this session determined to demand more
accountability from students, teachers and administrators. The
state now spends nearly $1.5 billion annually on its schools.
Senate File 70 is the session's main education accountability bill. The House amended the bill on Friday to delay some provisions
designed to hold underperforming schools accountable for low
student scores. While some in the Senate may object to the amendment, time is short to reach a compromise before Thursday's