CHEYENNE (AP) - Several key lawmakers assured teachers and school administrators that state legislative education reform efforts are evolving, and educators have a role in helping to shape it.
State Senate President Jim Anderson of Glenrock, Senator Chris Rothfuss of Laramie and Representative Matt Teeters of Lingle took part in a panel discussion and fielded questions at the School Improvement Conference Tuesday in Cheyenne.
All three have been instrumental in legislative efforts to improve and bring more accountability to Wyoming public schools.
Last winter, the Legislature passed several laws aimed at
improving the performance of Wyoming's public schools, teachers and students.
The reform includes setting up a statewide system to measure student academic progress in public schools, imposing consequences on underperforming schools and tying teacher performance to student academic achievement.