State Charter School Board Votes to Close Kairos Academy

Emphasizing the importance of educating underserved populations, the Utah State Charter School Board unanimously proposed to terminate the charter of Kairos Academy of West Valley City, noting concerns with low enrollment, poor student outcomes, and failure to achieve the school’s stated mission. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 20, 2017

Census Bureau report issued last week shows Utah still in last place for per-pupil funding. Audit criticizes Utah State Charter School Board on use of school start-up funding. Cache HR director says his district is attracting and retaining teachers. AdvancED hopes to expand its school improvement business under ESSA provisions. Is more kale the key to getting into Yale? Or is it a matter of assigning more writing? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 19, 2017

Trib takes a closer look at the possibility of using eminent domain for charter schools. SITLA cancels a gravel pit lease near Capitol Reef. Park Valley School in Box Elder District wants to move to a four-day week. Standard-Examiner profiles new Box Elder Supt. Steve Carlsen. ED will scale back civil rights investigations. ED is also offering feedback on some the early ESSA state plans. National Council for the Social Studies recommends religious studies in public K-12 schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs

The Utah State Board of Education, Child Nutrition Programs today announced their policy for free and reduced price meals and free milk for children unable to pay the full price of meals/milk served under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, After School Snack, and/or Special Milk programs. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 15, 2017

school bus on rural road

Rural schools get some media attention locally and nationally. Researchers take a closer look at education value-added models. Brad Pitt and Michael B. Jordan will star in a movie about the Atlanta cheating scandal. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 14, 2017

Utah State Capitol

Are legislators looking at a property tax increase for Utah schools? Cache and Washington districts are the latest to offer teachers pay raises. Canyons District updates its school lunch arrears account policy. Canyons also looks at the possibility of a private transportation provider for students who live up the canyon. Ed Week’s annual Technology Counts issue is out. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting: June 20, 2017

The Utah State Charter School Board will hold a meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20 at the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 13, 2017

Utah improves in most categories in this year’s Kids Count report. Trib follows up on the audit of school fees. High school artists will be part of the Utah Arts Festival this year. Secretary DeVos offers charter schools some advice. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 12, 2017

Poll finds Utahns think the Our Schools Now initiative will make it to the ballot. After that …? Utah begins work on competency-based education. Utah State Board of Education will audit school fees. The Board is also looking at a coaching registry. New York Times profiles Secretary DeVos. Our Schools Now philosophy appears to be spreading to Arizona. Trial opening today looks at New Mexico’s school system. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More