Education News Roundup: Feb. 8, 2017

Rep. Chaffetz signs on as a cosponsor of a bill to abolish the U.S. Department of Education. Park City students design a mobile classroom in a bus. 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle calls for more teacher leaders. Betsy DeVos begins her work as Secretary of Education. The House votes to block ESSA rules. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

USBE Meetings: Feb. 9 – 10, 2017

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on educator license fees, hold a training session on parliamentary procedure, meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and hold committee meetings at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 beginning at 1 p.m. The full Board will meet on Friday, Feb. 10 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Board’s Salt Lake City office. . . . → Read More

Public Hearing: Educator Licensing Fees

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on a proposed increase in educator licensing fees on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the Board Room at the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 7, 2017

The Utah State Capitol at sunset

State revenue estimates aren’t looking too optimistic. The bill to keep Utah State Board of Education elections nonpartisan appears to be dead. Sen. Fillmore’s bill on education equity advances. Granite District takes a look at its aging schools. Betsy DeVos confirmed as Education Secretary in a 51-50 vote. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

School Counseling Week: Feb. 6 – 10, 2017

Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared the week of Feb. 6 – 10, 2017 as School Counseling Week in Utah. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 6, 2017

Utah State Capitol

House Education Committee takes no action on bill that would give bonuses to teachers in low-income schools. Sen. Stephenson wants education technology money spent correctly. Parents want middle schools brought back to Nebo District. Senate Democrats plan an all-night protest against Betsy DeVos, likely putting off the vote until Tuesday afternoon. Need a challenge today? Try to college-ready math quiz associated with this Times story on college algebra. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting Feb. 9, 2017

The Utah State Charter School Board will hold an informal hearing as well as its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 9, 2017 beginning at 9 a.m. at the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South Salt Lake City. The agendas for the hearing and the meeting are both available at http://gousoe.uen.org/8YC. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 3, 2017

Bill would offer bonus money to teachers working in low-income schools. Judge grants injunction for Kathleen Janis, who wants to try out for the Central Davis Junior High wrestling team.There’s plenty of follow up on the vote scheduled Monday for Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos. Her nomination has phones ringing off the hook in Washington. How can I — or anyone — save for college? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 2, 2017

Poll finds Utahns split on an earlier start time for schools. The Betsy DeVos vote is delayed until Monday. It’s looking like she may be their first cabinet nominee in history to have her vote decided by the Vice President with the Senate evenly split. Republicans in Congress are lining up school choice bills. State superintendents take a look at education equity across the country. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More