Governor Appoints Weilenmann School Director to State Charter School Board




Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced today that he has appointed Park City’s Weilenmann School of Discovery Executive Director Cynthia K. Phillips to the Utah State Charter School Board. . . . → Read More

USBE Standards & Assessment Committee Meeting




The Utah State Board of Education Standards and Assessment Committee will hold hold a meeting at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 beginning at 9:30 a.m. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 21, 2017




Congratulations to Davis School District on its AP honor. Gang conference takes a look at junior high and high school aged gang members. Arizona Republic takes a closer look at the new voucher program there. ’90s icons Carmen San Diego and the Miss Frizzle are back. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 20, 2017




Latino students at Weber State discuss what they had to do to get to college. Congratulations to this year’s Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education winners. Congratulations to this year’s STEM Innovation winners. Congratulations to Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee, who was named National Teacher of the Year. Secretary of Education DeVos writes about her belief in education. ESSA will put a new emphasis on per-pupil spending. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 19, 2017




Poll finds support for raising taxes for building needs in Granite District. USDA will soon require schools to detail plans for dealing with students with unpaid school lunch accounts. WaPo finds absenteeism becoming a school measure in new ESSA plans. Dodgeball is still legal in Louisiana schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

USBE Finance Committee Meeting: April 21, 2017




The Utah State Board of Education Finance Committee will be meeting beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

USBE Law & Licensing Committee Meeting: April 21, 2017




The Utah State Board of Education Law and Licensing Committee will meeting from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Utah State Board of Education office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 18, 2017




A Utah 6th District Court judge rules that SITLA lands are not subject to local zoning regulations. Ogden still considering what action to take for undocumented students. Ed Week takes a look at the new school choice law in Arizona. Will education become a wedge issue in the 2018 elections? Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine says teens shouldn’t start school before 8:30 a.m. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 17, 2017

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Our Schools Now appears open to a sales tax increase to help schools. A judge today granted a stay in Equality Utah’s suit against the state. Headline of the day: “Who is Rich Nye anyway?” School choice is linked to an important case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Tomorrow, of course, is income tax deadline day. For every $100 you pay in federal income tax, how much of it goes to education? $2.08, according to a new study. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More