Education News Roundup: Aug. 25, 2017

Spectrum takes a look at transgender students in the southwest corner of the state. A crowd at the Ogden School Board meeting seeks more clarity on the district’s bond initiative. Carbon School District uses its Parentlink system to alert parents and students about school bus issues. Marion County Public Schools create a “Rumor Control” web page to stop fake news being spread about the district. Biggest back-to-school parent concern? Bullying and cyberbulling. Although that changes for minority parents who most fear racial inequities, according to a new poll. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 6, 2017

Our Schools Now sets public meeting schedule to discuss its ballot initiative to raise taxes for public school funding. Ogden School District makes some decisions on how it wants to spend bond money. Ed Week looks at how states are making use of past NCLB waivers in their new ESSA plans. Ed Week also rounds up 10 social media moments schools had to deal with last year. This includes “Let’s Shoot Up the School at Homecoming” Instagrams and students “liking” an Instagram about a school shooting. For states that use a version of daily membership to fund schools, bullying can have a steep financial cost if students stay home to avoid bullies. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 2, 2017

KTVX scores an interview with Secretary DeVos. Arizona school districts sue the state over funding. Microsoft, looking to gain ground in the ed tech market, introduces a $999 Surface. Bullying may be on the decline in schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

USBE Law & Licensing Committee Meeting: April 21, 2017

The Utah State Board of Education Law and Licensing Committee will meeting from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Utah State Board of Education office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 18, 2016

Teens help police encourage Utahns to buckle up this holiday season. Inside the Story: High school production targets bullying in schools. UHSAA approves first high school sports realignment proposal for 2017-19. Flooded with questions after Trump win, Denver Public Schools produces immigration fact sheet. 6-year-old who wrote letter offering Syrian refugee a home visits Obama at the White House. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 17 – 2016

In today’s ENR: Lawmaker: Rooftop solar tax credits taking $20 million from education budget. Bill proposes reimbursing schools when students graduate early. Victims improving a day after Mountain View High stabbings. Betsy DeVos could be Trump nominee for secretary of education. . . . → Read More

Coalition of Minorities’ October Agenda

photo collage of minority students

The Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC) will meet October 24 at the Utah State Office of Education from noon to 2 p.m. Items on the agenda include a discussion on the role of the new Suicide Prevention Specialist in the USOE collaborative approach to close the information and misinformation “gap.” . . . → Read More

Anti-Bullying Best Practices Seminar

Image from the Colorado Safe 2 Tell student bullying hotline.

If you missed the National Anti-Bullying Seminar, hosted by the Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC), here is the link to the presentations. . . . → Read More

Coalition of Minorities Advisory Agenda

photo collage of minority students

The Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC) will meet Dec. 20 at the Utah State Office of Education from noon to 2 p.m. Items on the agenda include State and LEA efforts regarding bullying and new appointments to the board. . . . → Read More