Governor Appoints Weilenmann School Director to State Charter School Board




Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced today that he has appointed Park City’s Weilenmann School of Discovery Executive Director Cynthia K. Phillips to the Utah State Charter School Board. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 30, 2017




Gov. Herbert finishes up action on remaining bills, including some education bills he signed at Oquirrh Hills Middle School. D-News looks at a program to get more foster care kids into college. American Preparatory Academy must halt construction on its new school until the state fire marshal can sign off on an emergency access route. Secretary DeVos stresses school choice in her first major policy address at the Brookings Institution. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 22, 2017




Gov. Herbert promotes the new Talent Ready Utah program to create high-skill, high-paying jobs. Salt Lake School Board commits to protecting the privacy of undocumented students. Congratulations to West High’s Kellie May, this year’s University of Utah Outstanding Public School Teacher. Chalkbeat and Ed Week look at how President Trump’s new education budget is trying to change the way schools are funded (now how much, but how). In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court bolsters the education rights of students with disabilities. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, whose opinion was reversed by the high court, spoke about his ruling at his Senate hearing. In a new survey, foreign exchange students say high school in the U.S. is easier than at home … and they don’t get the deal with all the sports in school. New report looks at how many students are being taught by highly qualified teachers. Which learning myths do you believe? Check out this quiz. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 21, 2017




Gov. Herbert signs more bills including SB196 which ends the prohibition on homosexuality advocacy in sex ed classes, HB92, which restricts placing students in restraint, and HB119, which clarifies the process for filling vacant school board seats. The Salt Lake School Board will look at an immigration resolution tonight. Education was a main topic at a town hall meeting in Fillmore. Several news organizations look at Trump administration plans to expand school choice and state flexibility. Check out Indrani Das, the 17-year-old winner of the $250,000 Regeneron Science Talent Search. She’s been working on brain neurons and a process call astrogliosis, which is something you’ll need to Google just to figure out what it is. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 17, 2017

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Gov. Herbert says it’s unlikely there will be a tax overhaul this year. But legislative leaders aren’t so sure there won’t be. Replacement school grading bill advances. State Board/Charter Board authority bill also advances. Secretary DeVos points to Florida as a school choice model for the nation. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 16, 2017




The Clipper looks at the nonpartisan State Board of Education bill. Sen. Hillyard discusses the education budget and available resources for teachers. Gov. Herbert backs the proposal to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education. KUTV looks at the potential mine field of social media and student-teacher relationships. Ed Week reports fewer states are sticking with the testing consortia for Common Core tests. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

School Counseling Week: Feb. 6 – 10, 2017




Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared the week of Feb. 6 – 10, 2017 as School Counseling Week in Utah. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 26, 2017




Education takes a central role in Gov. Herbert’s State of the State address. Sen. Dabakis wants to turn Utah’s flat tax into a two-tiered system to fund education. NEA claims credit for 1 million e-mails urging a rejection of Education nominee Betsy DeVos. Wall Street Journal looks at people who buy homes specifically with a top-performing school in mind. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 6, 2017




Ogden District discusses a bond and asks why so many students are leaving at the junior high level. How often does one see a pension fund for Utah teachers (and other state government workers) and espionage both mentioned in the same news story? Utah Policy’s Bob Bernick again urges Gov. Herbert to spend some political capital on school funding. Should schools get in the landlord business so teachers can find affordable house in a high-cost district? Ms. Frizzle (if you don’t know who she is, you didn’t have kids in the 90s) is coming back. This time on Netflix. . . . → Read More