Education News Roundup: July 14, 2017

State Board of Education discusses the cost of replacing Common Core. Park Valley School asks the State Board to move to a four-day school week. Congress does not appear to be overly receptive to the Trump administration’s school choice initiatives. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., one of the main architects of the Every Student Succeeds Act, does not think at least one Education Department official who has not read the new law very well. Marion County, Florida, ends homework for elementary students. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Unfunded Byrd Scholarship affecting Utah students

UtahPublicEducation.org Unfunded Byrd Scholarship affecting Utah students

Many of the recipients of the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship learned recently that they will lose their funding. This four-year scholarship is for academically exceptional high school graduates who show the promise of excelling in college. However, Congress did not appropriate funds for the scholarship in the 2011 fiscal year budget passed in April. . . . → Read More