The Wyoming Education Coordinating Council (formerly known as the Wyoming P-16 Education Council) is a non-partisan, non-governmental, 501(c)(3) organization made up of a partnership of state leaders from business, education, and government.
The Wyoming Education Coordinating Council seeks to illuminate and influence the challenges and opportunities to achieve a robust educational system.
Includes information about the organization's name change, progress on Early Childhood work, Statewide Longitudinal Data System, and the upcoming Summer Retreat.
Updated Statewide Performance Dashboard
This PDF shows data regarding Wyoming kindergartener readiness, high school graduation rate, and additional performance data. Updated June 2013.
Short Term Goals
Work with Early Childhood stakeholders and ask how Council can bring a broader educational voice to their Early Childhood issues and impact state policy. (i.e. Kindergarten readiness).
Influence the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Task Force to complete its work so that the Council can produce a report about the key indicators that predict and document success in the transition from secondary to post-secondary.
Council News & Announcements
>>Updated Statewide Performance Dashboard available here.
>>Casper Star Tribune article, featuring Wyoming Education Coordinating Council's and Hot Springs CSD#1's Amy Ready, "Thermopolis program gets students ready for kindergarten."
>>Casper Star Trib editorial, “Common core standards should help accountability”
>>Casper Star Trib article, “Wyoming board Oks common core standards; Full implementation expected by 2015”
>>Brookings Institute report on "How Well are American Students Learning?" released
>>Casper Trib article, "WY conference examines STEM education initiatives"
>>Casper Trib article, "University of Wyoming junior college transfers with degrees do better"
>>Casper Trib op-ed, "From Accountability to habits of mind"