Comparing Florida and Utah Education Needs Caution

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

During the last month, Florida Governor Jeb Bush appeared in Utah again. Reports indicate his message’s bottom line was the same he gave a year ago when he was brought to Salt Lake City: education challenges can be answered with the “Florida miracle.” I believe, however, some cautions about the Florida example need to be reiterated before anyone jumps to conclusions. . . . → Read More

Watch report on class size and AYP, third grade reading scores

Does class size matter? What about the impacts of funding, demographic changes and enrollment on test results? Utah State Office of Education Associate Superintendent Judy Park and her team of data analysts crunched the numbers for the Utah State Board of Education. Watch the video here or on our YouTube Channel. . . . → Read More

Education: A comparison of Florida and Utah

At today’s board meeting, District 5 Board Member Kim Burningham presented an analysis of the Florida educational reforms and how that state stacks up against Utah. . . . → Read More