Monthly Archives for February 2011

Valentine’s week

Most would say my Valentine’s Day sucked: – my valentine was 1,000 miles away – I spent most of the day with the school board – in between shifts, I went to a matinee of the Natalie Portman/Ashton Kutcher rom-com. … Continue reading

20. February 2011 by Jackie B
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Reporting the Legislature from hours away

Legislative and government reporting accounts for about 10 percent of what I do. Since this session began, that amount has quadrupled. Tons of education bills have been introduced, and I covered most of them from the front end with individual … Continue reading

13. February 2011 by Jackie B
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Harshman teaches, leads in Legislature

By JACKIE BORCHARDT – Star-Tribune staff writer The room quieted as lawmakers took their seats. A few still talked and pointed at a sheet of newsprint taped behind Rep. Steve Harshman, R-Casper. The paper showed Harshman showered with a bucket of … Continue reading

13. February 2011 by Jackie B
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Teachers speak in defense of tenure

By JACKIE BORCHARDT – Star-Tribune staff writer One of Mike Riley’s journalism students wrote an editorial in the school newspaper about old people being terrible drivers and not deserving respect. The Cody High School student was out in left field, the … Continue reading

13. February 2011 by Jackie B
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Few Wyoming teachers challenge dismissals

By JACKIE BORCHARDT – Star-Tribune staff writer Many Wyoming teachers considered the death of Senate File 52 last week to be a huge victory. The “teacher tenure” bill would have made all teachers “at-will” employees, removing protection for teachers with at … Continue reading

13. February 2011 by Jackie B
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