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House makes big changes to education bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – The state House has passed a bill that

would set up a statewide system to measure student academic

progress in public schools and look at ways to help underperforming

schools improve.

     Senate File 70 heads back to the Senate for consideration of the

House changes.

     The changes the House made on Friday were significant. They

include deleting sections that impose consequences for

underperforming schools and changing what exams are used to measure

school performance.

     Some lawmakers fear the changes could jeopardize the entire

bill.

     The bill is one of several proposed measures to address concerns

that the state’s public education system isn’t providing students

with the quality education that should be expected from the state’s

nearly $1.5 billion-a-year investment in its schools.

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