The state of Wyoming, through the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) serves 61 school districts, 366 schools, and over 7160 educators to provide educational opportunities for over 88,150 public school students. WDE offers a variety of programs that provide support and leadership to help schools and districts improve student performance, commit to continuous improvement, reach operational excellence, and prepare to lead and educate in a global environment. The WDE provides tiered support and technical assistance through multiple tools and strategies delivered on-site, electronically, and through professional development to support continuous improvement toward all students meeting or exceeding learning standards. Additionally, the Wyoming System of Instructional Supports teaches schools and districts how to implement systems change with a Response to Intervention framework to meet the academic and behavioral needs of all students in general education as well as special education.
About the REL
The U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES) supports 10 regional educational laboratories (RELs) across the country. These RELs are charged with supporting applied research and development, disseminating school improvement practices widely, and providing technical assistance to education agencies in their regions.