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Quality Counts: A Look at Schools in Wyoming and Vermont

By Education Week Photo Staff — June 06, 2018 1 min read
Shoshoni Schools, a $49 million facility in Shoshoni, Wyo., serves approximately 380 students in prekindergarten through the 12th grade.

States face different challenges and make different choices when it comes to their education spending, all of which are ultimately reflected at the schoolhouse level. As part of the Quality Counts 2018: Finance package, Education Week visited two very different schools: a high school in Shoshoni, Wyo., that has tech capabilities in every room, in a state that has put a big premium on classroom connectivity; and a K-8 school in a rural corner of Vermont that has an enrollment of just 75 students and doubles as the site for the town offices and library.

Wyoming’s bucking horse and rider greet students at Shoshoni Schools.
Large-screen televisions hang from a wall in the spacious school cafeteria at Shoshoni Schools.
Tech director and secondary STEM professor Jesse Smith and sophomore Perrin Fullmer, 15, work together on a project in Shoshoni High School’s Maker Lab. The facility is part of the school’s STEM program.
Sophomores Perrin Fullmer, 15, and Gabe Cash, 16, work on their own arcade game at the Maker Lab in Shoshoni.
Networking stacks and data cables in Shoshoni Schools’ server room in Shoshoni, Wyo.
Nestled in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Stamford School, center, in Stamford, Vt., serves 75 students in grades K-8.
In addition to the K-8 school in Stamford, the building hosts the town office and library.
Principal Micah Hayre stands at the entrance to Stamford School. The school also houses the Town Office, at left, and the town library.
Administrative Assistant Jessie Garner at work at Stamford School.
Students Lane Kurpiel, 14, left, Camryn Belisle, 13, and Izabella Lamore, 13, study at Stamford School.
Students Gavin Lefervre, 9 and Rosalie Bleau, 9 read in a 2d-and 3rd-grade class at Stamford School.

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