EDUCATION SUMMIT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - State education leaders say they're looking for new ways to improve Wyoming's high school graduation rate, which ranks about in the middle compared to other states.
Preventing students from dropping out will be the focus of a summit hosted by the State Board of Education and Wyoming P-16 Education Council Aug. 5-6 in Cheyenne.
Board of Education Chairman Bill Anthony says the board is looking for ways to foster students' sense of belonging in school. Other priorities include better tracking of attendance and encouraging schools to have rigorous curricula.
A recent report by Editorial Projects in Education Research Center and Education Week magazine ranked Wyoming 23rd in the nation with a high school graduation rate of 73 percent.

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