Gov. Makes Sheridan Media First Stop

Gov. Matt Mead appeared on Public Pulse. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Gov. Matt Mead appeared on Public Pulse. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
At the college. (Leslie Stratmoen photo)
At the college. (Leslie Stratmoen photo)

As part of his visit to Sheridan today, Wyoming's Gov. Matt Mead stopped by the Sheridan Media station for a live interview with Kim Love on Public Pulse. To listen to the show, click here.

He also spoke to Sheridan city leaders at City Hall and to a group gathered at the Whitney center at Sheridan College. Stay tuned or online with Sheridan Media for pictures and stories.

School Proficiency Remains an Issue

By Leslie Stratmoen

Education, as in the state of education across the state, was a topic of discussion during Kim Love’s interview this week with Wyoming Governor Matt Mead on the Public Pulse show. Love kicked off the interview by saying it’s been announced that Wyoming won’t receive a No Child Left Behind Waiver, which means that most Wyoming schools will be labeled as failing.

So, Love said, if Wyoming’s not going to receive a waiver, and Superintendent Cindy Hill isn’t in favor of applying for one, what happens next?

Crandall was appointed by the governor as head of the education department when most of the management duties of the superintendent were taken away by a law passed during the 2013 legislative session. The governor said there’s now 43 or 44 states that have applied for, and received, the waiver. Of those, he said, not all are doing what they need to do in terms of the waiver to achieve proficiency.

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