State Board of Education Meeting Summary for May 5, 2017




In its May 5 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Gave final approval to a rule change that removes language prohibiting the advocacy of homosexuality in Utah public schools. Began looking at potential changes giving student and parents more latitude in middle school course selection. Agreed to wait until the Board receives an opinion from the Attorney General’s Office before making a decision on the future of the Board’s Aspire student information system. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup May 5, 2017




Congratulations to Utah’s new Presidential Scholars and their teachers. Congratulations to the Utah schools that made the Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools list. Lacrosse. It’s an official thing in Utah high schools now. It appears Secretary DeVos will be in Salt Lake City on Tuesday for the ASU + GSV Summit. U.S. News & World Report looks at the trend of white, wealthy neighborhoods seceding from their school districts to form new districts. Ed Week looks at what President Trump’s order on religious liberty might mean for schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More