Education News Roundup: March 16, 2016

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert reflects on the legislative session. Rep. King reflects on the failed sex education bill. Sen. Hatch reflects on the new Secretary of Education. The winners of the $1 million Intel Talent Search will make you reflect on how little you’ve accomplished in life. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 16, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 15, 2016

In today’s ENR: The co-chairs of Education First discuss the present and future of education funding in Utah. There is some follow up on the Senate’s vote to confirm the new Secretary of Education. Board of Education selects new Logan High School principal. Students, teachers dive into Pi Day celebration. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 15, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 11, 2016

Utah State Capitol

In today’s ENR: Final tally on the Utah State Board of Education tracking sheet of education-related bills: 163 bills total 92 bills passed 71 bills failed Last year, USBE tracked 161 education-related bills, 88 of which passed and 73 failed. The Trib and D-News roundups. State Board of Education elections will be nonpartisan this year, but go partisan in 2018. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 11, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 10, 2016

Sierra Bonita Elementary students tour the Capitol /Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: Today’s education bill roundup. Utah fifth graders look to colonize Mars at Weber State. Feeling pretty good about your workplace skills? Eh, we can fix that. So … how are those later high school start times working out? #BestSchoolDay, gets off to a multi-million dollar start. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 10, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 9, 2016

Utah public education students at the Capitol/Education News Roundup.

In today’s ENR: Legislature approves a 3 percent increase in Utah public school funding. Park City District gives notice on a tax increase that may — or may not — happen. In tech news, Weld North has bought Performance Matters and will merge it with Sandy-based Truenorthlogic. For tech newbies, this is about combining into one platform student assessment and teacher performance data. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 9, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 8, 2016

School Bus parked in front of Utah Capitol Building

In today’s ENR: The end of the Legislature is near. Here’s the education bill news roundup: SB244, which pushes funding to poorer school districts: http://go.uen.org/6il (SLT) HB460, school-to-prison pipeline bill, http://go.uen.org/6ij (SLT) SB45, the school truancy bill, http://go.uen.org/6j7 (SLT), and http://go.uen.org/6j8 (DN) HB181, physical restraint of students, http://go.uen.org/6iK (KUER) HB423, federal education programs, http://go.uen.org/6j5 (Salt Lake City Weekly) SB101, public preschool bill, http://go.uen.org/6im (DN) . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 7, 2016

SNA WakeUp Logo/Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: D-News looks at what’s coming up for education in the final week of the legislative session. And here’s what happened, funding-wise, late last week. Sen. Millner’s public preschool bill clears House committee. Weber District considers a tax increase. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 7. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 4, 2016

Sierra Bonita Elementary students visited the Supreme Court Chamber at the Capitol/Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: Education well positioned, preliminarily, in the state budget. House amends bills on school grading and Utah State Board of Education elections. Logan High looks at its MacBook Air program. States question whether end-of-year tests should be timed or not. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 4. 2016. . . . → Read More

Legislative Meetings: March 4, 2016

Utah State Legislature

 

House Judiciary Friday @ 8 a.m. 20 House Building

HB0407 Sexual Conduct with a Minor Amendments (Johnny Anderson)

Senate Government Operations Friday @ 8:29 a.m. 415 State Capitol

HB0086S01 Postretirement Employment Restrictions (R. Cunningham)

 

Senate Education Friday @ 4 p.m. 250 Senate Building

HB0329S01 Federal Funds Procedures Act Amendments (J. Fawson) . . . → Read More