Retired educator pushes for better learning


A retired educator living in the mountains near Centennial wants to bring education to the hub of Wyoming communities.

The United States is ranked 17th in the world in literacy. The No Child Left Behind Act is producing too much paperwork for teachers, preventing them from focusing on teaching. The United States has one of the highest dropout rates in the world. These are problems Melanie O’Hara sees, and she wants to take a step to correct the problem.

“This is not good news,” she said.

The problems O’Hara notices in education inspired her to start a new program she describes as a...

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