Education News Roundup: Jan. 31, 2017

Senators says Utah schools can be ‘kept whole’ in budget this year. The Legislature may take up the high school athletic transfer rule. Legislature considers a bonus for successful teachers. Utahns protest against Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos. Her nomination, however, passes committee in a strictly party-line vote with Sen. Hatch being the tie-breaker. Trib takes a closer look at the school turnaround program. The Trump administration is delaying rules that accompany the new ESSA. Special education enrollment is on the rise nationally. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 30, 2017

Will new teachers in Utah have to undergo a pedagogical assessment? So … how does the online sales tax fight tie into education funding in Utah? Educators nationwide consider how to handle the new U.S. refugee and travel ban in their classrooms. Hechinger Report takes a look at remedial courses in U.S. colleges. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 27, 2017

School Buses at Capitol

House committee advances the school bus seat belt bill. Rep. King introduces a sex ed bill. Daily Herald profiles new Utah State Board of Education Member Scott Neilson. Sen. Franken says Betsy DeVos will not get any Democratic votes for confirmation as Education Secretary. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah Secondary Principals of the Year

The principals of Nebo School District’s Salem Hills High School and Provo School District’s Dixon Middle School, along with the assistant principal of Alpine School District’s American Fork High School, were named 2017 Utah Secondary Principals of the Year by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals in a ceremony recently in St. George. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 26, 2017

Education takes a central role in Gov. Herbert’s State of the State address. Sen. Dabakis wants to turn Utah’s flat tax into a two-tiered system to fund education. NEA claims credit for 1 million e-mails urging a rejection of Education nominee Betsy DeVos. Wall Street Journal looks at people who buy homes specifically with a top-performing school in mind. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 25, 2017

New Trib poll finds most Utahns would be OK with a tax increase to fund public schools. Utah Senate looks at competency-based funding. The pause button on ESSA rules is unlikely to affect state timelines. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 24, 2017

Utah State Capitol

Utah lawmakers begin budget discussions up on the hill. And this should be another record year for bills being introduced. There won’t be a second hearing for Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos. Where are the good jobs in the future? New study says: Tech. Ransomware attacks are showing up in school districts. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

January 26 USBE Legislative Meeting

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a meeting to discuss issues pending before the Utah Legislature in Room 210 of the East Senate Building, 120 E Capitol St., Salt Lake City, on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 from noon to 1:30 p.m. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 23, 2017

The Legislature has begun and school funding is near the top of the agenda. President Trump hits the pause button on ESSA regulations. A vote on Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos is delayed another week. Michigan may close 38 underperforming schools. ED says no to Wisconsin and Wyoming on using ACT for accountability. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More