Education News Roundup: Feb. 14, 2017

Utah State Legislature




Public Education Appropriations will ask for a 3 percent hike in school spending. Speaker Hughes says it’s unlikely that the Legislature will act on the nonpartisan state school board bill. Rep. Poulson’s bill to end school grading advances. KSL looks at teacher pay in Utah. ESSA regulations are now in the hands of Congress. What does that mean? President Trump defends his choice of Education Secretary. When should a sick child stay home from school? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb, 13, 2017

Utah State Capitol




House Speaker Hughes says there is no appetite on the Hill for increasing taxes to fund education. The Our Schools Now ballot initiative could have a significant wording change if this House bill passes. Utah State Board of Education holds off on educator license fee increase for further study. The State Board and Rep. Chaffetz discuss Chaffetz’s co-sponsored bill on abolishing the U.S. Department of Education. Single mom in St. George dressed up as a man for her son’s “Dads and Donuts” Day at school. Rep. Poulson speaks up against school grading. The Trump administration drops the defense of Obama Administration guidelines on transgender students. Secretary DeVos tells state chiefs to keep moving forward on ESSA implementation. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 8, 2017




Rep. Chaffetz signs on as a cosponsor of a bill to abolish the U.S. Department of Education. Park City students design a mobile classroom in a bus. 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle calls for more teacher leaders. Betsy DeVos begins her work as Secretary of Education. The House votes to block ESSA rules. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 31, 2017




Senators says Utah schools can be ‘kept whole’ in budget this year. The Legislature may take up the high school athletic transfer rule. Legislature considers a bonus for successful teachers. Utahns protest against Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos. Her nomination, however, passes committee in a strictly party-line vote with Sen. Hatch being the tie-breaker. Trib takes a closer look at the school turnaround program. The Trump administration is delaying rules that accompany the new ESSA. Special education enrollment is on the rise nationally. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 25, 2017




New Trib poll finds most Utahns would be OK with a tax increase to fund public schools. Utah Senate looks at competency-based funding. The pause button on ESSA rules is unlikely to affect state timelines. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 23, 2017




The Legislature has begun and school funding is near the top of the agenda. President Trump hits the pause button on ESSA regulations. A vote on Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos is delayed another week. Michigan may close 38 underperforming schools. ED says no to Wisconsin and Wyoming on using ACT for accountability. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 19, 2017




School funding continues to be talked about ahead of the legislative session. Salt Lake Chamber will back education funding as part of its legislative priorities. Canyons District will seek waivers on middle school CTE courses. Standard-Examiner looks at undocumented students in Utah schools. Don’t forget: The Utah State Board of Education is holding a public hearing at 5:30 tonight on the Utah High School Activities Association Rule. ED backs down on spending rule in the new ESSA. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 5 – 2016




In today’s Education News Roundup: Legislature looks into the theft from Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. Canyons District installs new safety devices in their buses. D-News discusses early childhood education. ED offers $8.6 million in grants for those who can come up with something better than the current standardized testing system. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 3 – 2016

Riverside Park Playground/Education News Roundup




In today’s Education News Roundup: St. George Academy charter schools pushes back its opening date. Sen. Stephenson joins former Education Secretary Bill Bennett’s Conservative Leaders for Education group. New report finds Utah high school students are the least likely of any state’s teens to either binge drink or use marijuana. There are, however, states with lower teen use of cocaine and prescription drugs … . . . → Read More