Education News Roundup: July 15, 2015

Students Gunnison Valley High school. Photo by Deena Loyola.

In today’s ENR: The Charter School Funding Task Force takes up the funding formula for charter schools that will sunset this year unless acted upon by the Legislature. Senate turns down Sen. Mike Lee’s ESEA amendment that would have allowed parents to opt their students out of statewide tests. Senate committee recommends approval of Stan Lockhart nomination for the Utah State Board of Education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 15. . . . → Read More

Notice of Vacancy/ Call for Nominations

Notice of Vacancy/Call for Nominations: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Advisory Council. . . . → Read More

Utah K-12 Schools to Receive $45.8 million

Highland High School Freshmen Success program.

Elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the state will receive $45.8 million in School LAND Trust funds for the 2015-2016 school year, up 17 percent over last year. The School LAND Trust Office of the Utah Board of Education will distribute the record $45.8 million in annual interest and dividends from the $2 billion Permanent School Fund. . . . → Read More