Education News Roundup: June 28, 2017




State Board and Equality Utah jointly ask for a stay in the LGBT lawsuit. Kairos Academy will ask the State Charter Board for a hearing on the Board’s decision to revoke the charter. Nearly three dozen senators sign a letter of concern over Secretary DeVos’ civil rights enforcement. Like Utah, New Hampshire is trying to figure out how to make competency-based education work. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 19, 2017




Trib takes a closer look at the possibility of using eminent domain for charter schools. SITLA cancels a gravel pit lease near Capitol Reef. Park Valley School in Box Elder District wants to move to a four-day week. Standard-Examiner profiles new Box Elder Supt. Steve Carlsen. ED will scale back civil rights investigations. ED is also offering feedback on some the early ESSA state plans. National Council for the Social Studies recommends religious studies in public K-12 schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 6, 2017




Our Schools Now files to put tax increases for schools on the ballot. Secretary DeVos was back on the Hill today discussing the federal education budget, vouchers, and civil rights. Ed Week also looks further into the vouchers/civil rights issues. New York Times looks at education philanthropy. Google announces an education campaign on internet safety and etiquette. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 30, 2017




Jordan School District relinquishes rights to a cemetery. KSL looks at extended-day kindergarten in the Canyons School District. The Spectrum takes an extended look at youth suicide in Southern Utah. The Washington Post looks at potential cuts in agency civil rights budgets, including the U.S. Department of Education. Oklahoma’s teacher of the year quits to take a job in Texas. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

MLK Jr. Essay and Video Contest




The Utah State Office of Education (USOE), Educational Equity Section, invites Utah’s secondary education students to enter the 32nd annual USOE Martin Luther King Jr. Essay & Video Contest in honor of Dr. King’s lasting legacy of nonviolence and social justice. . . . → Read More