- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols has appointed College of Education Dean D. Ray Reutzel (ROYT-zel) to represent the college on the Wyoming State Board of Education.

A law adopted by the Legislature this past winter grants UW a nonvoting, ex-officio membership on the Education Board. The move aims to improve communication and collaboration among the state’s educational institutions.

Reutzel says sometimes there’s a disconnect between K-12 perceived proficiencies and what’s required at the university level. He says UW’s voice on the board can help clarify such issues.

State Board of Education Chair Pete Gosar was quoted in the news release as welcoming the change.

The State Board of Education sets educational policies for Wyoming’s K-12 schools on standards, accreditation, accountability, assessments and other matters.

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