Wyoming Department of Education Brings Focus to Digital Learning

Sep 15, 2016

Digital education is officially a priority in Wyoming. The state Department of Education on Tuesday announced that it is launching a statewide Future Ready Initiative, through Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education in Washington, D.C. Laurel Ballard, the department’s student and teacher resources team supervisor, said, “One of the major commitments that we make is that we will put together a strategic plan around digital learning. By joining this, what it’s going to allow us to do is provide us access to resources and professional development at the state level, as well as at the district level.”

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