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

Education News Roundup: Feb. 1, 2017




Sen. Fillmore looks to limit the amount of revenues redevelopment agencies can take from Utah schools. The online sales tax bill advances. Lehi asks a Utah charter school to halt construction. Betsy DeVos may face a fight in the full Senate. Ed Week looks at the education record of President Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 31, 2017




Senators says Utah schools can be ‘kept whole’ in budget this year. The Legislature may take up the high school athletic transfer rule. Legislature considers a bonus for successful teachers. Utahns protest against Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos. Her nomination, however, passes committee in a strictly party-line vote with Sen. Hatch being the tie-breaker. Trib takes a closer look at the school turnaround program. The Trump administration is delaying rules that accompany the new ESSA. Special education enrollment is on the rise nationally. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 30, 2017




Will new teachers in Utah have to undergo a pedagogical assessment? So … how does the online sales tax fight tie into education funding in Utah? Educators nationwide consider how to handle the new U.S. refugee and travel ban in their classrooms. Hechinger Report takes a look at remedial courses in U.S. colleges. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 27, 2017

School Buses at Capitol




House committee advances the school bus seat belt bill. Rep. King introduces a sex ed bill. Daily Herald profiles new Utah State Board of Education Member Scott Neilson. Sen. Franken says Betsy DeVos will not get any Democratic votes for confirmation as Education Secretary. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 26, 2017




Education takes a central role in Gov. Herbert’s State of the State address. Sen. Dabakis wants to turn Utah’s flat tax into a two-tiered system to fund education. NEA claims credit for 1 million e-mails urging a rejection of Education nominee Betsy DeVos. Wall Street Journal looks at people who buy homes specifically with a top-performing school in mind. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 25, 2017




New Trib poll finds most Utahns would be OK with a tax increase to fund public schools. Utah Senate looks at competency-based funding. The pause button on ESSA rules is unlikely to affect state timelines. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 24, 2017

Utah State Capitol




Utah lawmakers begin budget discussions up on the hill. And this should be another record year for bills being introduced. There won’t be a second hearing for Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos. Where are the good jobs in the future? New study says: Tech. Ransomware attacks are showing up in school districts. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More