Update on June Interim Committee Meeting of the Joint Education Committee

Update on June Interim Committee Meeting of the Joint Education Committee The Joint Education Committee met for their first interim meeting on June 12th and 13th in Laramie. These first interim meetings typically provide a detailed overview of the topics the Committee wishes to take up in the interim, where the final result may be […]

Supporting Mental Health & Wellness for Wyoming Students and Educators: Southwest Region Mental Health & Wellness Champion Sunny Schuler

In today’s world, where social-emotional and behavioral challenges are increasingly common in public schools, both students and educators are navigating a new landscape in mental health. To avoid burnout and create classrooms where students can thrive, we know that educators need to prioritize their own mental health. Evanston EA member and Southwest Region Mental Health […]

Ending Sexual Harassment in Wyoming Schools With The WEA Safe & Just Schools Cadre

As an Instructional Coach in Teton County, Northwest Region President, and Co-Vice President of the Teton County Education Association, Michelle Rooks is no stranger to sexual harassment in Wyoming schools. “I have witnessed, heard of, and been subjected to sexual harassment in Wyoming schools – as a student, teacher, and parent,” Rooks told WEA News. […]

WEA Retired Encourages Educators to Register to Vote

Greetings from WEA Retired!  In November, I shared with you that WEA Retired had recently received an NEA grant for Retired members. The grant focuses on political action, specifically on Getting Out The Vote (GOTV) amongst educators and involves making school visits around the state and encouraging educators to vote. To protect the future of […]

Legislative Update: Interim Topics & Committee Meetings, the Latest on the ECA, and the 2024 Election

WEA Government Relations Director Tate Mullen testifies in favor of the JAC recommending a fully-funded External Cost Adjustment. Cheyenne, WY . October 25, 2023. View Tate’s full testimony here.  External Cost Adjustment  In October, the Joint Appropriations Committee voted to support the Joint Education Committee’s recommendation for a fully-funded External Cost Adjustment for Wyoming’s public schools. […]

Catching Up With Our Custodians: Getting To Know Andrew Ennis

A custodian for Hot Springs County School District in Thermopolis, Andrew Ennis cares about providing a clean space for teachers and staff and a clean, healthy learning environment for students.  “I am proud of the work I do,” Andrew told WEA News. “I am proud of the accomplishment I feel after I leave the room […]

Innovative Workforce Development and Career Readiness Education at Laramie County Community College

An innovative new program at Laramie County Community College (LCCC) is preparing students for careers in machining and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operations. Safely and effectively operating the manufacturing equipment housed in LCCC’s Advanced Manufacturing and Material Center (AMMC) requires a complex blend of math, engineering, critical thinking, and physical dexterity skills. Students graduating from […]

Seeking Justice for Students and Educators: Latest Developments in WEA’s School Finance Lawsuit

On August 18, 2022 the Wyoming Education Association filed suit against the State of Wyoming, asserting that the state has violated the Wyoming Constitution by failing to fund public schools adequately. WEA’s complaint contends that by failing to grant periodic external cost adjustments (ECAs) and underfunding the state’s education model—even disregarding the state’s own commissioned […]