Superintendent Balow speaks about rural education

Published: Jan. 20, 2020 at 3:16 PM CST
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Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jillian Balow, says she has had a number of opportunities to speak at the national level in the last few months. She says after speaking with colleagues, she noticed there was an important voice missing at the policy table - rural education. Balow says she wants to bring the notion of rural education to every policy table at the national level and that she was shocked when others were regarding education when only urban schools were being taken into account.

“The conversations are always sort of with that theme in mind that states are doing a wonderful job of taking responsibility under the new federal education act called the Every Student Succeeds Act, but that the real work is done at the classroom level, at the school level, and at the community level,” said Jillian Balow, Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Balow says it has been an honor for her to not only bring rural education to other state superintendents but to also talk about the great things that are happening in Wyoming education.