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

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