Education News Roundup: Feb, 13, 2017

Utah State Capitol




House Speaker Hughes says there is no appetite on the Hill for increasing taxes to fund education. The Our Schools Now ballot initiative could have a significant wording change if this House bill passes. Utah State Board of Education holds off on educator license fee increase for further study. The State Board and Rep. Chaffetz discuss Chaffetz’s co-sponsored bill on abolishing the U.S. Department of Education. Single mom in St. George dressed up as a man for her son’s “Dads and Donuts” Day at school. Rep. Poulson speaks up against school grading. The Trump administration drops the defense of Obama Administration guidelines on transgender students. Secretary DeVos tells state chiefs to keep moving forward on ESSA implementation. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 26, 2017




Education takes a central role in Gov. Herbert’s State of the State address. Sen. Dabakis wants to turn Utah’s flat tax into a two-tiered system to fund education. NEA claims credit for 1 million e-mails urging a rejection of Education nominee Betsy DeVos. Wall Street Journal looks at people who buy homes specifically with a top-performing school in mind. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 2, 2016




New report looks at getting more students to eat school breakfast. Ed Week looks at the University of Utah College of Education’s accreditation process. Utah Policy’s Bob Bernick looks into the upcoming politics in a drive to put higher income tax for public schools on the ballot. Jeb Bush’s National Summit on Education Reform looks at ways to put states in the spotlight. Politico looks at the probable new chair of the House education committee. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 26, 2015




In today” ENR: A Salt Lake City school hires goats to help with the landscaping work. Utah Valley University has designed a summer program to help middle school students prepared for college STEM courses. A single mom in New Jersey congratulates her high school graduate with a billboard. Check out this video on a school janitor and the school’s valedictorian. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 26. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 25, 2015

Utah State Capitol




In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert still hopes to get more money to Utah schools. Senate bill on opting out of Utah tests advances. Should Utah students be required to take a second language to graduate from high school? Sen. Jackson discusses his partisan state school board bill. Rep. McIff also discusses state school board elections. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 25. . . . → Read More

State Board Legislative Meeting




The Utah State Board of Education will hold its legislative meeting Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. The complete agenda can be found here. The meeting will be streamed live here. . . . → Read More

Education-Related Bills Passed

Stack of Bills




Take a look at the list of education-related bills passed in both House and Senate as of February 20. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 10, 2015




In today’s ENR: Trib follows up on the education funding bill. Capital West News looks at school funding and equity. Politico looks at the 800-pound gorilla in the ed biz, Pearson. Hispanic Democratic Caucus hosts Utah high school students. Vote Postponed on Clean School Buses. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 10. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 9, 2015

Attorney General Sean Reyes (blue striped tie) sat down with the Utah State Board of Education to discuss Common Core.




Sen. Hillyard says we’re still early in the public education budget process. Will Utah apply for an extension to its ESEA waiver? The Governor and the Attorney General sit down with the Utah State Board of Education to discuss Common Core. Civics test bill moves forward in the Senate. Grades 6-8 science standards update referred back for more study. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 9. . . . → Read More