Utah State Board of Education meets this week




The Utah State Board of Education meets on Thursday and Friday with a loaded post-legislative session agenda. There are three areas in particular the State Board wishes to highlight: new rules, a legislative overview and a resolution honoring a community partner. . . . → Read More

The legislative wheels keep on turning…




Since our last update, six education bills we’re watching have been passed and are on their way to the Governor. The legislative grind continues, but under Utah law, the session must end at the stroke of midnight tonight. . . . → Read More

With six hours to go, here’s an update from the legislative session

Just six more hours remain before the Utah Legislature must conclude its business for the 2011 general session. And there is still a lot of work to do. We’re keeping an eye on the reading calendar to track the movement of the dozens of education bills we’re watching . . . → Read More

Session’s end looms, dozens of education bills still in play




This is the last week of the legislative session, which ends Thursday at the stroke of midnight. And this means lawmakers are working at a frenzied pace to finish before time runs out. . . . → Read More

Provisional teacher bill heads to governor, other ed bills pass and some fail




A bill reinforcing that provisional teachers are at-will employees and districts don’t need to provide cause for their termination is on its way to the governor after the Utah Legislature passed it this morning. Also read about the other bills that have passed and those that haven’t since our last legislative update. . . . → Read More

Another 19 ed bills unveiled as session enters the final stretch

Stack of Bills




This is the first day of the last full week of the Utah Legislature’s 2011 general session, which officially ends Thursday, March 10 at the stroke of midnight. The last day scheduled for committee hearings is Wednesday. And while the end is drawing very near, we have 19 new education-related bills to add to our bills to watch list. . . . → Read More

State Board says proposed math initiative, teacher tenure bill unnecessary




The Utah State Board of Education heard from two lawmakers and took action on several education bills we’re watching at yesterday’s legislative meeting. The State Board also approved a letter to the Executive Appropriations Co-chairs and the governor’s budget director detailing the board’s position on the public education budget. . . . → Read More

Education bills and budget discussions progress

Stack of Bills




As I write this post, the Senate Education Committee is tackling a full agenda. The committee convened at 7:30 a.m. today to get through four bills. This morning full of education bill debates follows a late evening yesterday at the Utah Capitol when appropriations subcommittee members delivered their budget recommendations to the Executive Appropriations Committee. . . . → Read More