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

Education News Roundup: Feb. 6, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert attended the February Utah State Board of Education meeting. He addressed the board and the audience regarding Utah’s academic standards.




In today’s ENR: The Legislature takes a closer look at how the Utah State Board of Education is elected. Sen. Osmond’s dyslexia bill advances. Rep. Draxler’s bill on American Indian education also advances. Tennessee teachers union sues over evaluations for educators who aren’t teaching subjects that are subject to annual assessment. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 5. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 4, 2015

Lunch time at Mound Fort Junior High School.




In today’s ENR: Public Education Appropriation approves $60 million in budget cuts. Partisan school board bill passes Senate committee. Utah Policy looks at the appointed school board bill. Poll finds Utahns want higher teacher salaries. Dual language programs benefit students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 4. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 3, 2015




In today’s ENR: Rep. Draxler’s proposed tax increase for school funding dies in committee. Standard catches up on high school graduation rates. Governor’s OMB director, Kristen Cox, discusses the budget. The Macbeth that your kids will see in school this year gets a good review from Las Vegas. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 3. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 2, 2015




Highways-to-schools funding shift comes under scrutiny on the Hill. Standard looks at Davis’ new diploma. Logan School District looks for ways to boost ACT scores. Clean Air Bill to Replace Dirty School Buses Advances. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 2, 2015. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 17, 2014




In today’s news roundup: NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia warns on standardized testing. Utah State Board of Education lists its budget priorities. Reps. Brian King and Daniel McCay discuss Superintendent Smith. The Spectrum takes a look at homeless students in Washington County. When spending quality time with the kids, be sure to use quality words … or at least so says a new study. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks out on education inequality. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More