Education News Roundup: Feb. 28, 2017




Senate advances $60 million manufacturing tax exemption. House advances bonus for some teachers at low-income schools. Duchesne School District takes a closer look at its preschool program. President Trump has invited the recipient of a Florida private school voucher to attend his address to Congress this evening. School leaders try to figure out how best to engage with Secretary DeVos. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 27, 2017

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Bill to halt funding flow from K-12 to higher ed hits a hurdle. House votes to eliminate letter grades for schools. State Charter School Board votes to put Franklin Discovery Academy on probation. Parents of transgendered children ask for a meeting with Trump administration officials. Ed Week looks at what schools can and cannot do to protect undocumented students. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 24, 2017




Our Schools Now talks more details on a potential tax increase for schools. Most Utah schools say the new transgender bathroom reversal means nothing. Will the Supreme Court be the next stop for a transgender bathroom ruling? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 23, 2017

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Senate pulls back on income tax reform. And that includes Sen. Dabakis’s progressive income tax bill. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson grants a joint motion to put a lawsuit challenging Utah’s law on discussion of homosexuality in sex ed classes on hold. Utah’s own Mathematics Vision Project’s MVP online materials are being considered for math classes in North Carolina. Utah students do well at the National Chinese Math & Science Competition held in Florida.As you read here yesterday, the Trump Administration has rescinded Obama Administration guidance on transgender use of bathrooms. The story behind the story, apparently, is the debate between Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the measure. RealClearPolitics looks at Rep. Virginia Foxx, chairwoman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, and how she, DeVos, and the Trump Administration might work together on education policy. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 22, 2017




Our Schools Now vows to be back if the school funding initiative fails next year. New UEA head Heidi Matthews discusses the legislative session. Salt Lake School Board hears from residents on immigration measures. Trump administration looks at a federal tax credit for private schooling. It appears the federal transgender bathroom guidance is history. Supreme Court rules that service animals can be in the classroom. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 21, 2017




The revenue picture for Utah’s education budget comes up a wee bit rosier. There are lots of tax plans lurking out there. Ed Week looks at a new report on school spending that features the Alpine School District. Salt Lake School District being urged to take a stand on immigration. So … how did Betsy DeVos’s first week on the job as Secretary of Education go? The Trump administration is working on its own version of transgender bathroom guidelines. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 17, 2017

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Gov. Herbert says it’s unlikely there will be a tax overhaul this year. But legislative leaders aren’t so sure there won’t be. Replacement school grading bill advances. State Board/Charter Board authority bill also advances. Secretary DeVos points to Florida as a school choice model for the nation. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 16, 2017




The Clipper looks at the nonpartisan State Board of Education bill. Sen. Hillyard discusses the education budget and available resources for teachers. Gov. Herbert backs the proposal to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education. KUTV looks at the potential mine field of social media and student-teacher relationships. Ed Week reports fewer states are sticking with the testing consortia for Common Core tests. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 15, 2017




A bill to give teachers at low income schools a bonus advances. D-News looks at the governance of the Utah High School Activities Association. Ed Week notes that nationally there are lots of new state superintendents and lots of new chairs of state legislative education committees. More students are using apps like DoorDash to order food into high schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More