Education News Roundup: May 31, 2017




D-News looks at teacher salary increases in Utah. Ed Week takes a look at Utah’s efforts in middle school math with special education students. Ed Week also looks into a potential federal education voucher. Court of Appeals makes an important ruling in a gender restroom case. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

State Board of Education Meeting Agendas for June 1 – 2, 2017




The Utah State Board of Education will committee meetings, meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, meet in executive session, and hold a study session at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 1, 2017 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The full Board will meet on Friday, June 2 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Board’s Salt Lake City office. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 30, 2017




Jordan School District relinquishes rights to a cemetery. KSL looks at extended-day kindergarten in the Canyons School District. The Spectrum takes an extended look at youth suicide in Southern Utah. The Washington Post looks at potential cuts in agency civil rights budgets, including the U.S. Department of Education. Oklahoma’s teacher of the year quits to take a job in Texas. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 25, 2017

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Conservationists buy a large parcel of SITLA land. Ed Week takes a closer look at the proposed budget and its effects on Title I programs in the states. Census Bureau shows just how fast some Utah cities are growing. Secretary DeVos testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the President’ s proposed education budget. New study takes a look at how parents go about choosing a high quality school. “How Much Math Anxiety Is Too Much?” Wait. Don’t we to use math to answer this question? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 24, 2017




KUER looks at the new Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee. Cache Youth Resource Center holds an LGBTQ Prom in Logan. Cache School District will expand its preschool program. There are lots of looks at the proposed federal education budget. Secretary DeVos has formed a committee to reorganize and shrink the federal Education Department. Apple is offering a new app to help students with coding. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 23, 2017




Voices for Utah Children report looks at inequities in school discipline. Utah and Mexico update a child custody agreement. U’s College of Education earns high marks in new report. Sen. Ipson offers a thank you for teachers. Book Cliff Elementary Principal Jones offers a thank you for the community. Secretary DeVos offers a preview of the federal education budget due out today. AP wonders what will become of the quiet agreements schools have worked out with the parents of transgendered students over restroom use if the new Texas bathroom bill passes. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Charter School Revolving Loan Committee Meeting




The Charter School Revolving Loan Committee will meet in the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City, from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Here is the meeting agenda. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 22, 2017




SITLA looks to increase fees for hunting. Utah schools will have to create policies to end “lunch shaming.” Trib looks at graduation Water Canyon School in Hildale. Ed Week tries to figure out what understaffing at ED portends for ESSA state plans. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 19, 2017




Salt Lake District is offering teachers a 9 percent pay raise. Remember to pay your web domain name fee on time. Dual immersion students now starting to reach high school. KSL looks at who owns Utah, including the land managed by the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issue a new report on CTE. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More