Education News Roundup: Feb. 17, 2017

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Gov. Herbert says it’s unlikely there will be a tax overhaul this year. But legislative leaders aren’t so sure there won’t be. Replacement school grading bill advances. State Board/Charter Board authority bill also advances. Secretary DeVos points to Florida as a school choice model for the nation. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 16, 2017

The Clipper looks at the nonpartisan State Board of Education bill. Sen. Hillyard discusses the education budget and available resources for teachers. Gov. Herbert backs the proposal to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education. KUTV looks at the potential mine field of social media and student-teacher relationships. Ed Week reports fewer states are sticking with the testing consortia for Common Core tests. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 15, 2017

A bill to give teachers at low income schools a bonus advances. D-News looks at the governance of the Utah High School Activities Association. Ed Week notes that nationally there are lots of new state superintendents and lots of new chairs of state legislative education committees. More students are using apps like DoorDash to order food into high schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

USBE Legislative Meeting: Feb. 16, 2017

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, Feb. 16, 2017 from noon to 1:30 p.m. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 14, 2017

Utah State Legislature

Public Education Appropriations will ask for a 3 percent hike in school spending. Speaker Hughes says it’s unlikely that the Legislature will act on the nonpartisan state school board bill. Rep. Poulson’s bill to end school grading advances. KSL looks at teacher pay in Utah. ESSA regulations are now in the hands of Congress. What does that mean? President Trump defends his choice of Education Secretary. When should a sick child stay home from school? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb, 13, 2017

Utah State Capitol

House Speaker Hughes says there is no appetite on the Hill for increasing taxes to fund education. The Our Schools Now ballot initiative could have a significant wording change if this House bill passes. Utah State Board of Education holds off on educator license fee increase for further study. The State Board and Rep. Chaffetz discuss Chaffetz’s co-sponsored bill on abolishing the U.S. Department of Education. Single mom in St. George dressed up as a man for her son’s “Dads and Donuts” Day at school. Rep. Poulson speaks up against school grading. The Trump administration drops the defense of Obama Administration guidelines on transgender students. Secretary DeVos tells state chiefs to keep moving forward on ESSA implementation. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

USBE Meeting Summary

The Utah State Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Friday, Feb. 20, 2017. Here is a summary of some of the action taken by the Board in that meeting. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 10, 2017

Utah Legislature and Education

Our Schools Now continues to work with the Legislature to get more funding for public schools. School bus seat belt bill dies. State Board of Education holds a public hearing on raising educator licensing fees. AP looks at how Chromebooks conquered schools. Can teachers outsource grading? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 9, 2017

Ed Week looks at a bill that would require Utah educators to pass a pedagogy test. Rep. Chaffetz talks with KSL about the bill he is co-sponsoring to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education. AP lays out just what the Secretary of Education does. There’s a new phishing scam targeting schools and districts in search of employee information. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More