Education News Roundup: March 4, 2015

Six new State Board of Education members were sworn in during the January Board meeting.

In today’s ENR: Legislature still debating what to do about the election/appointment of Utah State Board of Education. Parental rights bill advances. As does a student privacy bill. Will Utah 8th graders have a gun safety class in school? Logan interviews superintendent finalists. Park City junior high teachers create math videos. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 4. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: March 2, 2015

In today’s ENR: Poll finds Utahns support Gov. Herbert’s call for more education funding. Public ed groups rally for support at the Capitol. Trib looks at charter school funding. Just getting to school in San Juan District is challenging these days. Former Utah State Board of Education Member Keith Buswell discusses education and road funding in Utah. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 2. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Feb. 27, 2015

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education stands behind SAGE testing. Logan has five finalists for superintendent, but isn’t naming names. Standard looks at the order of selection at the Office of Rehabilitation. The House rewrite of ESEA could be in trouble. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 27. . . . → Read More



Education-related bills passed Feb. 23-27

Stack of Bills

Education-related bills passed during the week of February 23-27. See the list. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Feb. 26, 2015

Liberty Bell replica at Utah Capitol

In today’s ENR: Sen. Stephenson’s digital education bill moves forward in the Senate. Senate Education takes a look at President Niederhauser’s school turnaround bill. Attorney General’s Office clears Iron County School Board of open meeting law allegations. D-News supports nonpartisan school board. Spectrum not so enthusiastic about the citizenship test. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 26. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Feb. 25, 2015

Utah State Capitol

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert still hopes to get more money to Utah schools. Senate bill on opting out of Utah tests advances. Should Utah students be required to take a second language to graduate from high school? Sen. Jackson discusses his partisan state school board bill. Rep. McIff also discusses state school board elections. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 25. . . . → Read More



State Board Legislative Meeting

The Utah State Board of Education will hold its legislative meeting Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. The complete agenda can be found here. The meeting will be streamed live here. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Feb. 24, 2015

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

In today’s ENR: Poll finds Utahns support Gov. Herbert’s plan to add $500 million to education. Provo Herald looks at Trust Lands money in Utah schools. Iron County reflects on 60 years without a school closure for a snow day. Generations of children weep. Alan Hall, chairman of Prosperity 2020, and Nolan Karras, co-chairman of Education First speak out on Utah public education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 24. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Feb. 20, 2015

Touring the Utah Capitol by Utah Public Education

In today’s ENR: Sen. Jackson discusses his bill to make all standardized testing in Utah local. House approves anti-porn filtering rule for school computers. Utah Foundation thinks it has found out who is picking up the tab for Utah’s low tax burden: schools. Local school officials speak against partisan school board, State Board of Education elections. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 20. . . . → Read More