Education News Roundup: Dec. 8, 2016

Utah State Board of Education

Davis School District discusses growth generally. Park City discusses growing its high school. Jordan District discusses growth as it relates to school boundaries. USU is among 13 teacher education programs nationally to earn an A+ in the latest NCTQ study. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 7, 2016

Gov. Gary Herbert shakes hands with Granite Park Jr. High students. Photo from Utah Governor Gary Herbert's website.

Gov. Herbert calls for a 4 percent increase in the WPU in his budget proposal. There will be a lot of new committee chairs in the Utah House of Representatives next year. Human Rights Watch releases its report on LGBT student discrimination. Utah was one of the states observed in the report. The Alpine and Ogden school foundations are included among the 50 largest such foundations in the U.S., according to a new report. . . . → Read More

DEQ Awarded Over $6M

Alternative Fuels Symposium

Utah’s air is about to get cleaner thanks to the to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) successful bid for national air-quality grants that will retrofit vehicles, buy cleaner school buses and help families repair or replace older vehicles that fail emissions testing in Cache County. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting

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The Utah State Charter School Board will hold its next meeting on December 8, 2016. This meeting will be streamed live at https://uvc.uen.net/videos/channel/112/ . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 5 – 2016

A Venture Academy student admires a gingerbread replica of the Governor's Mansion.

Trib looks further into Utah charter schools and the state procurement code. Standard looks at the flip-side of graduation rates, dropout rates. Dueling op-eds look at Utah education funding: More needed from Dixie Huefner, John Bennion, Kim Burningham, M. Donald Thomas and Rickie McCandless. Virginia parents sue a school counselor for not disclosing son’s suicidal thoughts to them. . . . → Read More

December Board Meeting Agenda

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The Utah State Board of Education will hold a study session, meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and hold committee meetings beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. The full Board will meet on Friday, Dec. 9 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Board’s Salt Lake City office. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 2, 2016

Starting the Day Right report

New report looks at getting more students to eat school breakfast. Ed Week looks at the University of Utah College of Education’s accreditation process. Utah Policy’s Bob Bernick looks into the upcoming politics in a drive to put higher income tax for public schools on the ballot. Jeb Bush’s National Summit on Education Reform looks at ways to put states in the spotlight. Politico looks at the probable new chair of the House education committee. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 1 – 2016

A students decorates a tree at the Governor's Mansion.

In today’s ENR: Hillyard looks ahead to new role leading Senate’s Public Education Appropriations Committee. Suspect in custody after Bountiful police respond to ‘active shooter’ at junior high. Davis nurse named Utah School Nurse of the Year. Canyon Creek Elementary uses Skype to chat with kids across the country. . . . → Read More

USTAR Request for Proposals

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The USTAR Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available for three-year LEA USTAR grants starting Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. All LEAs are up for application this year so every interested LEA will be applying for the available funding, therefore, it is needless to say that this year’s grant review process is going to be very competitive. . . . → Read More