Monthly Archives: May 2021

A new report highlights the benefits of Medicaid expansion for Wyoming work force

A pair of studies recently released argue for benefits being greater than risks. Two counties % uninsured is less than 10% are in orange. Five counties in dark blue have more than 20%. https://news.yahoo.com/news/reports-highlight-benefits-medicaid-expansion-171600411.html?guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAK-w9f3l8CanvaPc4mysnL0DhjV2J2xNc5TxpmbUGK9J02wR6IKj9gpOG4vyhCo_6_j1uVTTrrGy8IU_Mkr8J_tfdy0MwEsQRXlbkRa_DpbFcWSEAcTWt2V1JuK15eL508THGWWWDyNuoOMni1JaEj6SY3lezSSmXyLl-iNKLMku

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Governor introduces R.I.D.E. educational advisory committee

R.I.D.E.’s  purpose isn’t just to tackle funding questions, rather complement other statewide efforts targeting education, said Michael Pearlman who is with the Governor’s Office.  It has yet to post a meeting. https://governor.wyo.gov/media/news-releases/2021-news-releases/governor-introduces-ride-advisory-group-to-lead-k-12-education-initiative

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Chronic absenteeism is a huge school problem

This NAEP data on 8th graders is striking not only for the correlation of absences with a decline in math scores but the fact that only ONE subgroup is above the Proficient cut-score!   https://www.governing.com/now/chronic-absenteeism-is-a-huge-school-problem-can-data-help

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You are invited by LWVUS

Join the monthly (Tuesday) LWVUS community calls!! Deepen your connections to Leagues across the country. Participate and learn from others about critical issues facing our communities. On May 25, we hear from the LWV Gunnison Valley about encouraging more civil … Continue reading

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DistrictBuilder: The Free and Open Source Redistricting Tool

We can build a better map.  DistrictBuilder puts the power of drawing electoral maps in YOUR hands. Redistricting can be an interactive process.  The Wyoming data will be released shortly https://www.districtbuilder.org

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Medicaid expansion revived despite a flood of misinformation

by Nick Reynolds The Joint Revenue Committee voted to revive last session’s Medicaid expansion bill this week after an hours-long discussion rife with misinformation. A senator accused opponents of perpetuating falsehoods to defeat the measure. WyoFile dissects those talking points. … Continue reading

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Want to Learn About Redistricting Reality?

Beth Malmskog, Colorado College mathematician, will speak about this today at 3:30.  Link available upon request to  info  at  wyominglwv   dot  org.

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