Education News Roundup: Jan. 17, 2017

Utah State Capitol




New poll finds improving education is the top issue for Utahns heading into the legislative session. Speaker Hughes prognosticates possible craziness in the session in light of Our Schools Now funding drive. Sen. Fillmore will again run a school funding equalization bill. There’s plenty of coverage of Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos’s Senate hearing. Having a midnight “Bob the Builder” emergency in your house? There’s a 24-hour online and TV channel for that now. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Deadline for CMAC nominees is tomorrow

Educational Equity_State Board of Education minority coalition committee looking for new members




The Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee, CMAC, is looking for nominees to fill several vacancies. The deadline to submit nominees is tomorrow, September 15, 2011. There are openings for seven two-year terms that begin December 31, 2011. Each ethnic group are represented by three CMAC members. . . . → Read More

Focusing on Utah’s lowest performing schools




As the Utah State Office of Education’s Equity in Action Conference gets underway today and tomorrow, Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumwway says in a new video address that we have a moral obligation to turn around the state’s lowest performing schools. . . . → Read More

Conference focuses on equity as the cornerstone of a quality education




Now is the time to register for the 2011 Equity in Action Conference for Utah teachers, principals, district administrators, local school board members, legislators and parents interested in shrinking and eventually eliminating the achievement gap. The conference takes place June 10 and 11 at the University of Utah. . . . → Read More