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Milken Family Foundation Press Release (January 4, 2019)

UW Alumnus Earns $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Chris Bessonette receiving $25,000 check from Milken Family Foundation

Chris Bessonette, MA Curriculum and Instruction '11, was awarded a $25,000 Milken Educator Award! Bessonette is currently the Dual Immersion Program Teacher Munger Mountain Elementary School in Jackson, WY.
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Photo credit: Milken Family Foundation

Wyoming State Library Press Release (September 17, 2018)

UW Graduate Student Honored for Community Engagement


Is it True?, a collection of humorous children’s poems by Wyoming Poet Laureate Eugene Gagliano and illustrated by Sarah Bradstreet, was featured this September at the 2018 National Book Festival as part of the “Discover Great Places Through Reading” list. The festival took place in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, September 1
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University of Wyoming News (April 30, 2018)

UW Graduate Student Honored for Community Engagement


A University of Wyoming Ph.D. student who organized a program that provides free foreign language instruction to the community has received UW’s inaugural Marvin Millgate Student Engagement Award. Click here for full article.

University of Wyoming News (January 19, 2018)

UW Doctoral Student Initiates “Access to Books Project”


Doctoral student Adeline Borti initiated the “Access to Books Project” in 2016, with the hope of providing opportunities for struggling students to improve their reading abilities in her native Ghana. Click here for full article.

Branding Iron (October 11th, 2017)

UW Clinic Seeks to Increase Literacy


Since officially opening March of 2014, the Literacy Research Center and Clinic has had three main objectives: to aid professional development for present and future educators, to conduct field-based research on literacy and to supply individual tutoring for K-12 students who struggle with reading and writing... Click here for full article.


Wyoming Pathways from Prison (August 2nd, 2017)

Wyoming Pathways from Prison was awarded the The Correctional Education Association's 2017 Austin McCormack Award for best practices that can be implemented nationwide. Click here for the full arcticle.

Wyoming Prison Project

Wyoming Pathways from Prison provides high quality college courses to incarcerated women and men at no cost through generous volunteer support provided by University of Wyoming faculty, staff, and students. We do this work because we believe strongly in the power of education to transform lives, both within and outside prison walls, by creating opportunities for skill-building, personal growth, and self-reflection.


To learn more, get involved, or find out how to donate to this program please click here.


University of Wyoming News (April 17th, 2017)

UW’s Robertson Co-Writes Book on Engaging Student Readers

Dana Robertson

"University of Wyoming College of Education Assistant Professor Dana Robertson has been recognized for his contribution to the field of literacy. "Robertson, the executive director of the Literacy Research Center and Clinic in the College of Education, co-wrote “Engaging Readers: Supporting All Students in Knowledge-Driven Reading, Grades 4-8.” The book was published by Rowan and Littlefield, and co-written with Evelyn Ford-Connors and Susan Dougherty."

Click here for full article. (March 31st, 2017)

Academic foreign delegations attended the educational program in the museum Prerov 

"On a recent visit to Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, Dr. Lydia Dambekalns and Tia Frahm along with other guests visited a Czech education museum in the town of Prerov.  Romana Nitkova writes about the visit in the attached article." Click here for full article


Laramie Boomerang (July 21st, 2016)

Writing Program Open to Local Teachers

"Laramie teachers are invited to hone and improve their writing skills and possibly their teaching skills Friday during a Wyoming Writing Project program." Click here for full article.


SVI News (July 11th, 2016)

Wyoming Writing Project Coming to Star Valley

"The Wyoming Writing Project will be coming to Thayne on July 15. The program is designed to “help teachers become confident writers and teachers of writing.” “Each summer the WWP trains teacher leaders, called Teacher Consultants, to become leaders in writing instruction in their schools and in the state,” said Dr. Amy Spiker, one of the WWP directors." Click here for full article.


The Sheridan Press (June 30th, 2016)

Sheridan to Host Writing Marathon July 1

"The Wyoming Writing Project is calling all Sheridan area writers — young, old, veteran and rookie — to join in on a writing marathon on July 1." Click here for full article.



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