February Meeting Summary

In its February 5, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Supported bills creating the state’s Digital Teaching and Learning Grant Program and giving the Board greater financial accountability in review contracts between school districts and charter schools and third-party vendors. • Updated the state’s physical education standards and moved forward measures to update the elementary mathematics and fine arts standards. • Approved two new charter schools, but denied two other charter applications. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 5, 2016

In today’s ENR: State revenue picture not as rosy as it once was. Senate OKs more funding for charter schools. Senate committee OKs more funding for pre-K. Kent, CT, considers arming teachers. Okay, Okla., schools post signs saying “Please be aware that certain staff members at Okay Public Schools can be legally armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.” Links to these stories are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 5, 2016. . . . → Read More