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 14, 2017




Utah Education Policy Center at the University of Utah finds teacher turnover in Utah really is high. Utah State Board of Education keeps the Utah High School Activities Association rule in its amended form. Latino advocates in Ogden seek action on the immigration issue from the Ogden School District. Secretary DeVos speaks with urban district superintendents. President Trump will be in Nashville tomorrow to tout school choice. And in case you hadn’t noticed, it’s Pi Day today. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 8, 2017

The Utah State Capitol at sunset




Legislature approves a 4 percent boost in school funding. The school grading bill passes. You can see how school grades are progressing nationally over at Ed Week. Legislature passes the bill to remove references to the prohibition of discussion of homosexuality in sex ed classes. Legislature also approves the High School Activities Association bill. Salt Lake Board looks for more information before passing any measure on immigration. Members of the Washington, D.C. city council are upset with Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s bill extending a school voucher program there. Salt Lake City’s East High opens a washroom and laundry facility for homeless students. Florida appeals court deals the out-out movement a set back. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 22, 2017




Our Schools Now vows to be back if the school funding initiative fails next year. New UEA head Heidi Matthews discusses the legislative session. Salt Lake School Board hears from residents on immigration measures. Trump administration looks at a federal tax credit for private schooling. It appears the federal transgender bathroom guidance is history. Supreme Court rules that service animals can be in the classroom. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 21, 2017




The revenue picture for Utah’s education budget comes up a wee bit rosier. There are lots of tax plans lurking out there. Ed Week looks at a new report on school spending that features the Alpine School District. Salt Lake School District being urged to take a stand on immigration. So … how did Betsy DeVos’s first week on the job as Secretary of Education go? The Trump administration is working on its own version of transgender bathroom guidelines. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 24, 2014

"Trombone" by Prayitno/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: Study finds President Obama’s immigration plan would help undocumented immigrants in Utah the most. Lehi teacher dispenses with desks in the classroom. Look for the American Fork High band in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. States get some breathing room on teacher equity plans. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 24. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 20, 2014




In today’s ENR: The Legislature looks at changes in school grading. Will the method for getting to the ballot change for Utah State Board of Education candidates? Data Quality Campaign gives kudos to Utah for its use of student data. President Obama will discuss immigration tonight, a topic of special interest to K-12 populations. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 20. . . . → 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

Utah Senate gives preliminary approval to resolution changing public education governance

Stack of Bills




The Senate gives preliminary approval to a resolution changing the governance of the state’s public education system. Also, read a recap of what happened on Friday at the Utah Legislature, including news about a teacher tenure bill the State Board of Education sees as unnecessary. . . . → Read More