Education News Roundup: Jan. 4, 2017




Gov. Herbert publicly sworn in (not at) today. Education will again be a priority. Newly minted Trib colmunist Robert Gehrke urges the Governor to spend some political capital on education funding. Alpine School District swears in (not at) new Board Members. Education Week’s annual Quality Counts issue is out. There’s no change nationally and no change for Utah from last year. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 3, 2017

Utah State Capitol




Trib follows up on the tax-increase initiative for public education. There’s plenty of follow up on the effect on school funding of the Bears Ears Monument. Massachusetts paper offers Utah kudos on top science scores. EdScoop looks at Utah’s broadband push in schools. California is looking for more bilingual teachers. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 21 – 2016




Sen. Hillyard (at Cache Valley Daily) and Gov. Herbert (at Utah Policy) each talk about the education budget. Utah students are getting better at math. Uintah School Board will meet tonight and discuss the superintendent’s contract. KUER looks at special education in Utah. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 20 – 2016

"1st Grade Penguins" by Lone Peak Elementary students.




Utah Business looks at the new APT licensing rule. KSL looks into how Northwest Middle School is recruiting and retaining its teachers. Sen. Hillyard discusses partisan state school board elections. New Census report shows Utah is the fastest growing state in the nation. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 19, 2016

"Radial Snowflakes" by fifth grade students at Lone Peak Elementary.




In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education’s action involving the Utah High School Activities Association is still being discussed. Horizonte expands its scholarship program. Congratulations to the Davis and Duchesne school districts for being named to the AP Honor Roll. Gov. Herbert: 2017 budget will focus on education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 14 – 2016




In today’s ENR: State Auditor looks at what underfunded pensions are costing Utah’s public schools. PoliceOne takes a look at a Centerville first responder who was called to a shooting incident at his son’s school. Utah Policy’s Bob Bernick notes that there are already 970 bills being prepared for the upcoming legislative session. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 8, 2016

Utah State Board of Education




Davis School District discusses growth generally. Park City discusses growing its high school. Jordan District discusses growth as it relates to school boundaries. USU is among 13 teacher education programs nationally to earn an A+ in the latest NCTQ study. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 7, 2016

Gov. Gary Herbert shakes hands with Granite Park Jr. High students. Photo from Utah Governor Gary Herbert's website.




Gov. Herbert calls for a 4 percent increase in the WPU in his budget proposal. There will be a lot of new committee chairs in the Utah House of Representatives next year. Human Rights Watch releases its report on LGBT student discrimination. Utah was one of the states observed in the report. The Alpine and Ogden school foundations are included among the 50 largest such foundations in the U.S., according to a new report. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 5 – 2016




Trib looks further into Utah charter schools and the state procurement code. Standard looks at the flip-side of graduation rates, dropout rates. Dueling op-eds look at Utah education funding: More needed from Dixie Huefner, John Bennion, Kim Burningham, M. Donald Thomas and Rickie McCandless. Virginia parents sue a school counselor for not disclosing son’s suicidal thoughts to them. . . . → Read More