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|Superintendent of Public Instruction:||Jillian Balow|
|Quality Counts state grade:||B-|
|Number of school districts:||61|
|Number of public schools:||374|
|Number of public school teachers:||7,615|
|Unadjusted education spending per student:||$15,797|
|Percent minority students:||21.2%|
|Percent of students eligible for free/reduced price lunch:||37.6%|
|Percent of students with disabilities:||13.8%|
|Percent of English-language learners:||2.9%|
|NAEP Mathematics 2015 percent proficient|
|4th grade math:||48.3%|
|8th grade math:||35.3%|
|NAEP Reading 2015 percent proficient|
|4th grade reading:||41.2%|
|8th grade reading:||36.0%|
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Thirteen Western states that are home to more than 93 percent of the nation’s federally owned land have formed a coalition to lobby Washington for an annual $4 billion in lost local and state property-tax revenues on the federal land, nearly $1.9 billion of which would have gone to pay for public education.
December 13, 2006 – Education Week
As the 109th Congress begins this week, the Senate education committee is expected to get a new chairman—Sen. Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming—who observers say will bring to the job a blend of pragmatic conservatism and a keen appreciation for the challenges of rural communities.
January 5, 2005 – Education Week
A judge in Wyoming has ruled that the state's funding formula for major school construction and maintenance projects is unconstitutional because it favors wealthy school districts. But he upheld the state's cost-based system for funding school operations as constitutional.
January 12, 2000 – Education Week
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