Wyoming’s on the Merit-Pay March

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Lew Solmon’s Ed Next article should receive a warm welcome in Wyoming this week. On November 20th, a committee in the state legislature approved a $400,000 request from the State Superintendent Trent Blankenship that (if passed by the full legislature) could help to bring the Milken Family Foundation’s Teacher Advancement Program (TAP) into the state—a move that would make Wyoming the tenth state to adopt TAP. Although twelve of the state’s 48 districts have expressed interest in the program, TAP still faces an uphill battle to receive full approval and adoption.