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    Quality Counts: A Look at Schools in Wyoming and Vermont – Photo Gallery

    by Charles Borst posted June 6, 2018
    Shoshoni Schools seen on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Shoshoni, Wy. (Amber Baesler/AP Images for Education Week)

    Shoshoni Schools, a $49 million facility in Shoshoni, Wyo., serves approximately 380 students in prekindergarten through the 12th grade. –Amber Baesler/AP for Education Week

    States face different challenges and make different choices when it comes to their education spending, all of which are ultimately reflected at the schoolhouse level. As part of the Quality Counts 2018: Finance package, Education Week visited two very different schools: a high school in Shoshoni, Wyo., that has tech capabilities in every room, in a state that has put a big premium on classroom connectivity; and a K-8 school in a rural corner of Vermont that has an enrollment of just 75 students and doubles as the site for the town offices and library.

    Wyoming's bucking horse and rider seen at Shoshoni Schools on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Shoshoni, Wy. (Amber Baesler/AP Images for Education Week)

    Wyoming’s bucking horse and rider greet students at Shoshoni Schools. –Amber Baesler/AP for Education Week

    Televisions seen at Shoshoni Schools at the cafeteria on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Shoshoni, Wy. (Amber Baesler/AP Images for Education Week)

    Large-screen televisions hang from a wall in the spacious school cafeteria at Shoshoni Schools. –Amber Baesler/AP for Education Week

    Tech director and secondary STEM professor Jesse Smith and sophomore Perrin Fullmer, 15, seen at work time at the Maker Lab on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Shoshoni, Wy. Maker Lab is part of Shoshoni Schools' STEM program. (Amber Baesler/AP Images for Education Week)

    Tech director and secondary STEM professor Jesse Smith and sophomore Perrin Fullmer, 15, work together on a project in Shoshoni High School’s Maker Lab. The facility is part of the school’s STEM program. –Amber Baesler/AP for Education Week

    Sophomores Perrin Fullmer, 15, and Gabe Cash, 16, seen working on their own arcade game at the Maker Lab on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Shoshoni, Wy. Maker Lab is part of Shoshoni Schools' STEM program. (Amber Baesler/AP Images for Education Week)

    Sophomores Perrin Fullmer, 15, and Gabe Cash, 16, work on their own arcade game at the Maker Lab in Shoshoni. –Amber Baesler/AP for Education Week

    Networking stacks and data cables in Shoshoni Schools' server room in Shoshoni, Wyo. --Amber Baesler/AP for Education Week

    Networking stacks and data cables in Shoshoni Schools’ server room in Shoshoni, Wyo. –Amber Baesler/AP for Education Week

    Stamford School in Stamford, Vermont. (Caleb Kenna for Education Week)

    Nestled in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Stamford School, center, in Stamford, Vt., serves 75 students in grades K-8. –Caleb Kenna for Education Week

    Stamford School in Stamford, Vermont. (Caleb Kenna for Education Week)

    In addition to the K-8 school in Stamford, the building hosts the town office and library. –Caleb Kenna for Education Week

    Principal Micah Hayre at Stamford School in Stamford, Vermont. The school also houses the Town Office, at left. (Caleb Kenna for Education Week)

    Principal Micah Hayre stands at the entrance to Stamford School. The school also houses the Town Office, at left, and the town library. –Caleb Kenna for Education Week

    Administrative Assistant Jessie Garner at work at Stamford School in Stamford, Vermont. (Caleb Kenna for Education Week)

    Administrative Assistant Jessie Garner at work at Stamford School. –Caleb Kenna for Education Week

    Lane Kurpiel, 14, left, Camryn Belisle, 13, and Izabella Lamore, 13, study at Stamford School in Stamford, Vermont. (Caleb Kenna for Education Week)

    Students Lane Kurpiel, 14, left, Camryn Belisle, 13, and Izabella Lamore, 13, study at Stamford School. –Caleb Kenna for Education Week

    Gavin Lefervre, 9 and Rosalie Bleau, 9 read in a second and third grade class at Stamford School in Stamford, Vermont. (Caleb Kenna for Education Week)

    Students Gavin Lefervre, 9 and Rosalie Bleau, 9 read in a 2d-and 3rd-grade class at Stamford School. –Caleb Kenna for Education Week

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