Education News Roundup: March 17, 2017




Media outlets locally and nationally are trying to parse out what President Trump’s education budget means for programs moving forward. Deputy Superintendent Rich Nye named Superintendent in Ogden. OECD encourages the U.S. to spend more on infrastructure including education. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria wants “more focus on the type of education and the type of skills that you need that are being demanded by the productive sector, not merely more diplomas.” Should whole classes still be reading a novel together? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 15, 2017




Gov. Herbert offers some kudos to Sen. Hillyard on this year’s education budget. Park City High shows unity after hate graffiti is found near the school. Envision Utah’s education videos are going viral. Ed Week takes a closer look at potential cuts at ED. New study finds internet filters may not filter that much. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 2, 2017




Legislature looks at a 4 percent boost for public school funding. Bill offering bonuses for some teachers in high-poverty schools advances. A student from Layton’s Northridge High named top military child. A teacher leader from St. George’s Crimson View Elementary named a top agricultural teacher. Secretary DeVos says President Trump is delivering on his campaign promises on education. The Chair of Stanford’s Graduate School of Education says vouchers don’t help students. President Trump plans to visit a Catholic school in Florida on Friday. Ummm ….. and about those bears … All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 16, 2017




The Clipper looks at the nonpartisan State Board of Education bill. Sen. Hillyard discusses the education budget and available resources for teachers. Gov. Herbert backs the proposal to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education. KUTV looks at the potential mine field of social media and student-teacher relationships. Ed Week reports fewer states are sticking with the testing consortia for Common Core tests. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 14, 2017

Utah State Legislature




Public Education Appropriations will ask for a 3 percent hike in school spending. Speaker Hughes says it’s unlikely that the Legislature will act on the nonpartisan state school board bill. Rep. Poulson’s bill to end school grading advances. KSL looks at teacher pay in Utah. ESSA regulations are now in the hands of Congress. What does that mean? President Trump defends his choice of Education Secretary. When should a sick child stay home from school? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 7, 2017

The Utah State Capitol at sunset




State revenue estimates aren’t looking too optimistic. The bill to keep Utah State Board of Education elections nonpartisan appears to be dead. Sen. Fillmore’s bill on education equity advances. Granite District takes a look at its aging schools. Betsy DeVos confirmed as Education Secretary in a 51-50 vote. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 1, 2017




Sen. Fillmore looks to limit the amount of revenues redevelopment agencies can take from Utah schools. The online sales tax bill advances. Lehi asks a Utah charter school to halt construction. Betsy DeVos may face a fight in the full Senate. Ed Week looks at the education record of President Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 31, 2017




Senators says Utah schools can be ‘kept whole’ in budget this year. The Legislature may take up the high school athletic transfer rule. Legislature considers a bonus for successful teachers. Utahns protest against Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos. Her nomination, however, passes committee in a strictly party-line vote with Sen. Hatch being the tie-breaker. Trib takes a closer look at the school turnaround program. The Trump administration is delaying rules that accompany the new ESSA. Special education enrollment is on the rise nationally. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education July 17 Meeting Agenda




The Utah State Board of Education will be meeting Thursday, July 17 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. Items on the agenda include: A discussion of Utah’s federal ESEA waiver, the search for a new State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Board’s budget and legislative priorities for 2015, and consideration of a resolution on local control of curriculum. . . . → Read More