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K-12 enrollment drops in Wyoming following energy bust

Enrollment fell in many school districts across Wyoming this year, with particularly low elementary numbers in Natrona County. Statewide enrollment stands at 92,976 students — a drop of 285 compared ... read more

Educators to lawmakers: Reconsider $36M education cuts

Wyoming’s revenue streams from energy have slowed to a trickle, and those dollars represent the bulk of funding for public schools ... drops as well. Education officials say energy busts have always ... read more

Campbell, Converse counties anticipate energy will impact enrollment next year

Energy workers would ... they will suffer severe drops in enrollment as families leave. But enrollment cuts are only half the story, school officials say. Lawmakers also voted to cut about $36 million ... read more

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Is Oilfield School a Path to a Working-Class Future or an Anchor to the Past?

(Photo by Kim Raff) A report released in January estimates Wyoming will face a roughly $600 million revenue shortfall through 2018 due to the energy bust. This results both from the drop in oil ... ... read more


Wyoming schools brace for drops in enrollment, cuts from Cheyenne

As Wyoming schools brace for what some say could be a severe bust ... the economy and enrollment dive together, seemingly overnight, the data is more nuanced, showing a seesaw effect. In 1983, the ... read more

House's emerging budget differs from Senate's in three big ways

The House Appropriations Committee's plan would spend more on public schools ... the $2.3 billion cost of surging enrollment in schools. In Texas, enrollment will increase next year by an estimated 83 ... read more

When ‘the heartbeat’ stops: Rural schools close as opportunity and residents flee

In many cases, rural schools are burdened by afflictions that also strain urban education systems: declining enrollment, teacher shortages, decaying buildings. [Where school choice isn’t an option, ... read more

Big Oil, Small Schools

And as the boom went bust and other oil-dependent states dipped into deep "rainy day funds," Oklahoma found its coffers nearly empty, with a $878 million budget deficit this year. Now, despite an ... read more

Back to school: Classes begin on Aug. 28 for Kalispell students

Enrollment information and school supply lists are available at www.sd5.k12.mt.us/domain/22 ... About $3.2 million in energy-savings projects, the bulk at Flathead High School, were underway this ... read more

LCCC president: Community college's future tied to state’s economic future

Those revenue sources have changed in recent years, largely because of a bust ... in Wyoming’s economic picture, Schaffer said challenges with the state’s energy industries would continue to strain ... read more

When 'the heartbeat' stops: Rural schools close as opportunity and residents flee

He was the superintendent in Norton, a Virginia city of about 3,940, when he noticed enrollment drop by nearly 50 students ... Wise was a coal boomtown when Wise County Public Schools Superintendent ... read more



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