Published Online: October 12, 2004
Published in Print: October 13, 2004, as Wyoming Schools Chief Wants End to New Transcripts

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Wyoming Schools Chief Wants End to New Transcripts

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Wyoming’s state schools chief, Trent Blankenship, says he will lobby to change the state’s planned three-tiered system of high school transcripts to one that is more like the current system.

The legislature approved the change several years ago as a way to increase school and student accountability, said Tim Lockwood, a spokesman for Mr. Blankenship.

The new system, which would give high school graduates endorsements of “advanced,” “comprehensive,” or “general,” is slated to take effect in 2006.

But the added academic requirements and accountability provisions under the federal No Child Left Behind Act make the tiered system unnecessary, the state chief argues, saying that’s what educators, parents, and citizens told him on his travels throughout the state last spring.

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