Education News Roundup: June 14, 2017

Utah State Capitol

Are legislators looking at a property tax increase for Utah schools? Cache and Washington districts are the latest to offer teachers pay raises. Canyons District updates its school lunch arrears account policy. Canyons also looks at the possibility of a private transportation provider for students who live up the canyon. Ed Week’s annual Technology Counts issue is out. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 4, 2017

Gov. Herbert publicly sworn in (not at) today. Education will again be a priority. Newly minted Trib colmunist Robert Gehrke urges the Governor to spend some political capital on education funding. Alpine School District swears in (not at) new Board Members. Education Week’s annual Quality Counts issue is out. There’s no change nationally and no change for Utah from last year. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah’s graduation rate counts

An Education Week report on graduation rates published today states Utah’s rate dropped by 5.3 percentage points from 1998 to 2008 and in 2008 was just above the national average. However, this is not the trend Utah’s education officials see using a more accurate measure of graduation rates. . . . → Read More