Education News Roundup: March 6, 2015

Utah Teachers at the Summer 2013 Core Academy




In today’s ENR: Legislature looks at a 4 percent increase in WPU funding. Utah State Board of Education considers not extending Utah’s ESEA waiver. For the fifth year in a row, lawmakers tweak school grading system. Should Utah high schoolers be required to take four years of math? Bill to replace ‘dirty buses’ moves on to Senate. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 6. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 23, 2015

The Utah State Capitol at sunset




In today’s ENR: Bill that could eventually make the Utah State Board of Education an appointed positions moves forward in the Senate. D-News looks at the partisan vs. nonpartisan state board issue. Citizenship test bill passes House Education Committee. Utah students could face additional math requirements to be college-ready. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 23. . . . → Read More

Board of Education Legislative Meeting




The Utah State Board of Education committees will hold its legislative meeting Thursday, Feb. 12 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. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 10, 2015




In today’s ENR: Trib follows up on the education funding bill. Capital West News looks at school funding and equity. Politico looks at the 800-pound gorilla in the ed biz, Pearson. Hispanic Democratic Caucus hosts Utah high school students. Vote Postponed on Clean School Buses. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 10. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 3, 2015




In today’s ENR: Rep. Draxler’s proposed tax increase for school funding dies in committee. Standard catches up on high school graduation rates. Governor’s OMB director, Kristen Cox, discusses the budget. The Macbeth that your kids will see in school this year gets a good review from Las Vegas. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 3. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 30, 2015




In today’s ENR: State Board of Education completes its 2 percent budget cut exercise. There’s a cut in Rep. Draxler’s tax proposal. Obama Administration seeks additional funding for tribal schools. Utah lawmakers unveil $28 million in air quality proposals. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 30. . . . → Read More

Up Next: 2015 Education-Related Bills

Stack of Bills




Education-related bills scheduled for consideration during the House Education Standing Committee meeting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 27, 2015

Utah State Capitol tour




In today’s ENR: Legislature asks for 2 percent budget cut proposals as an exercise in efficiency. Rep. Draxler says he’s getting more compliments than condemnation on his tax proposal for school funding. KSL looks at a proposed tax credit for home school students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 27. . . . → Read More

2014 Legislative Summary

Utah State Capitol




Each year, the Utah State Office of Education staff prepares a booklet that provides a summary of the bills passed by the legislature that affect public education in some way. . . . → Read More