Education News Roundup: March 11, 2016

Utah State Capitol




In today’s ENR: Final tally on the Utah State Board of Education tracking sheet of education-related bills: 163 bills total 92 bills passed 71 bills failed Last year, USBE tracked 161 education-related bills, 88 of which passed and 73 failed. The Trib and D-News roundups. State Board of Education elections will be nonpartisan this year, but go partisan in 2018. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 11, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 10, 2016

Sierra Bonita Elementary students tour the Capitol /Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: Today’s education bill roundup. Utah fifth graders look to colonize Mars at Weber State. Feeling pretty good about your workplace skills? Eh, we can fix that. So … how are those later high school start times working out? #BestSchoolDay, gets off to a multi-million dollar start. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 10, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 8, 2016

School Bus parked in front of Utah Capitol Building




In today’s ENR: The end of the Legislature is near. Here’s the education bill news roundup: SB244, which pushes funding to poorer school districts: http://go.uen.org/6il (SLT) HB460, school-to-prison pipeline bill, http://go.uen.org/6ij (SLT) SB45, the school truancy bill, http://go.uen.org/6j7 (SLT), and http://go.uen.org/6j8 (DN) HB181, physical restraint of students, http://go.uen.org/6iK (KUER) HB423, federal education programs, http://go.uen.org/6j5 (Salt Lake City Weekly) SB101, public preschool bill, http://go.uen.org/6im (DN) . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 7, 2016

SNA WakeUp Logo/Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: D-News looks at what’s coming up for education in the final week of the legislative session. And here’s what happened, funding-wise, late last week. Sen. Millner’s public preschool bill clears House committee. Weber District considers a tax increase. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 7. . . . → Read More

Legislative Meetings: March 4, 2016

Utah State Legislature

 

House Judiciary Friday @ 8 a.m. 20 House Building

HB0407 Sexual Conduct with a Minor Amendments (Johnny Anderson)

Senate Government Operations Friday @ 8:29 a.m. 415 State Capitol

HB0086S01 Postretirement Employment Restrictions (R. Cunningham)

 

Senate Education Friday @ 4 p.m. 250 Senate Building

HB0329S01 Federal Funds Procedures Act Amendments (J. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 3, 2016

Education News Roundup for December 21




In today’s ENR: Bill that directs more public education money to the state’s poorest districts advances. Will the truancy decriminalization bill languish in House Education? L.A. Unified superintendent reaches out to charter schools. It can be tough holding a classroom discussion of the presidential debates these days. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 3, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 1, 2016

Arts and Education statue at the Utah State Capitol.




In today’s ENR: Speaker Hughes is working on the budget. Legislature still working on … State Board of Education elections … and school grading … and standardized testing … and charter school funding. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 1, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 26, 2016

Utah Senate Chamber/Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: House approves school technology grant program. Local high school students compete in broadcast awards at BYU. Agriculture classes going high-tech in Weber School District Poll: Utahns Divided on Public Lands Lawsuit. Utah Ranks Last in the Country for School Breakfast Participation But Efforts are Underway to Change This. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 26. . . . → Read More

Legislative Meetings

Utah State Capitol

Upcoming Legislative Meetings

House Natural Resources Friday @ 8 a.m. 445 State Capitol

SCR008 Concurrent Resolution Approving the Test and Training Range Land Exchange (J. Stevenson)

 

Senate Revenue & Tax Friday @ 8 a.m. 250 Senate Building

SB0168 Property Tax Revisions (C. Bramble) SJR004 Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution – Education . . . → Read More