Education News Roundup: Feb. 2, 2016

2015 Flag Day ceremony at the Utah State Office of Education.




In todays ENR: Prosperity 2020 and Education First call for an public income tax vote to increase funding for education. Bill would change references from “Utah State Office of Education” to “Utah State Board of Education” in Utah statute. Sen. Stevenson touts a west desert land swap to bring additional funds to education. U.S. Department of Education discussing ways to cut back on standardized testing. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 2. . . . → Read More

Upcoming Meetings Feb. 2, 2016

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Here is a list of upcoming 2016 Legislative Session meetings for Feb. 2, 2016. . . . → Read More

Upcoming Meetings

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Here is a list of 2016 Legislative Session meetings happening today and tomorrow. . . . → Read More

State Board February Agenda

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The Utah State Board of Education will hold a meeting acting as the governing board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and its committee meetings on Thursday, February 4 and its full Board meeting on Friday, February 5 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. The complete agenda along with more information about agenda items can be found here. All meetings will be streamed live here. Shortly after the end of Friday’s meeting a summary of major action taken by the Board will be posted. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 28, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert at the State of the State address: “If you remember nothing else from my message this evening, remember this: Education is the most important investment we can make in Utah’s future.” And the most followed Tweet from the address? “Education is the most important investment we can make in Utah’s future. #SOTS #uted #utpol” School gun safety bill advances. Links to these stories and many more are in today’s education News Roundup for Jan. 28. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 27, 2016

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In today’s ENR: The Governor will be offering his State of the State address. AP reports that education funding will be a focus. Rep. Briscoe also is seeking education funding. Public Education Appropriations looks to shore up charter school funding. However, the latest report released today still shows Utah at the bottom of the pack in per-pupil funding. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 27, 2016. . . . → Read More

Send your Comments Today

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The Utah Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan is now available for 30 days of public comment. Below are the times and locations for upcoming town hall meetings. Your comments are important to the success of the state’s plan. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 26, 2016

Utah State Board of Education Member Dave Thomas, District 4




In today’s ENR: Speaker Hughes discusses the legislative session. Poll finds support for early childhood education in Utah. Utah State Board of Education First Vic Chair Thomas makes his case for limiting the state’s education fund surplus to K-12. Ed Week presents a bevy of reports on teacher recruitment. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 26, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 22, 2016

Artwork by students at Maeser Elementary.




In today’s ENR: Trib poll finds support weak for a 1:1 initiative in schools. Utah is the sixth fastest growing state, with the lion’s share of growth coming from births, not in-migration. Zions Bank CEO Scott Anderson calls for more education funding. Ed Week looks at some of the comments on ESSA rules. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 22. . . . → Read More