Education News Roundup: Feb. 27, 2015

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education stands behind SAGE testing. Logan has five finalists for superintendent, but isn’t naming names. Standard looks at the order of selection at the Office of Rehabilitation. The House rewrite of ESEA could be in trouble. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 27. . . . → Read More

Education-related bills passed Feb. 23-27

Stack of Bills

Education-related bills passed during the week of February 23-27. See the list. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 26, 2015

Liberty Bell replica at Utah Capitol

In today’s ENR: Sen. Stephenson’s digital education bill moves forward in the Senate. Senate Education takes a look at President Niederhauser’s school turnaround bill. Attorney General’s Office clears Iron County School Board of open meeting law allegations. D-News supports nonpartisan school board. Spectrum not so enthusiastic about the citizenship test. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 26. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 25, 2015

Utah State Capitol

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert still hopes to get more money to Utah schools. Senate bill on opting out of Utah tests advances. Should Utah students be required to take a second language to graduate from high school? Sen. Jackson discusses his partisan state school board bill. Rep. McIff also discusses state school board elections. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 25. . . . → Read More

Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee Meeting

photo collage of minority students

The Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Utah State Office of Education. See the agenda for more details. . . . → Read More

State Board Legislative Meeting

The Utah State Board of Education will hold its legislative meeting Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. The complete agenda can be found here. The meeting will be streamed live here. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 24, 2015

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

In today’s ENR: Poll finds Utahns support Gov. Herbert’s plan to add $500 million to education. Provo Herald looks at Trust Lands money in Utah schools. Iron County reflects on 60 years without a school closure for a snow day. Generations of children weep. Alan Hall, chairman of Prosperity 2020, and Nolan Karras, co-chairman of Education First speak out on Utah public education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 24. . . . → Read More

UMTSS Connections Conference

Early bird registration for the 2015 Utah Multi-Tiered System of Supports (UMTSS) is now open. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 23, 2015

The Utah State Capitol at sunset

In today’s ENR: Bill that could eventually make the Utah State Board of Education an appointed positions moves forward in the Senate. D-News looks at the partisan vs. nonpartisan state board issue. Citizenship test bill passes House Education Committee. Utah students could face additional math requirements to be college-ready. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 23. . . . → Read More