Education News Roundup: July 10, 2017

We note with sadness the passing of former Utah State Board of Education Chair Kim Burningham. Our Schools Now will be holding regional meetings Tuesday on its ballot initiative. New York Times looks at how Secretary DeVos is handling state ESSA plans. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai graduates from high school. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: August 9 – 2016

In today’s ENR: Sen. Stephenson is part of the National Conference of State Legislatures group that issued a report today on what to glean from top country education systems. Weber School District considers a tax increase. Former Chairman Burningham discusses the future of Utah State Board of Education elections. New study finds teacher salaries lagging compared to other careers with similar education requirements. . . . → Read More



Recognition of Outgoing Board Members

State Board of Education member Kim Burningham

The Utah State Board of Education honored and recognized the six members who will be leaving the Board at the end of this year. . . . → Read More



High Hopes for the New Year

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

A blog from Kim Burningham: I always enjoy this time of year, and I sincerely hope that it is a wonderful season for all of you. Susan joins me in sending our best wishes. . . . → Read More



“Count My Vote”

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

A blog from Kim Burningham: Why “Count My Vote” will improve the election process. Over thirty years in public service convinces me: public figures hold elective office for different reasons. Some are eager to provide service to their communities; others desire power and prestige. Others hold office for a mixture of those motives. . . . → Read More



Utah’s Education Funding

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham shares recently released data on Utah’s education funding. . . . → Read More



Charter Schools — Concerns and Values

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

In Utah, charter schools have been operating for 14 years. Over those years, many observers have asked my opinion of these schools. Some asking are vociferous opponents; others are supporters. My typical answer is: “Some charter schools are excellent; some are not good.” This opinion is based on my direct and long experience: . . . → Read More



Education Funding–Thanks for the Start, But a Long Way Remains

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

With the legislative session completed, evaluation of the work of the 2013 Utah Legislature is appropriate. Observers need to read past the headlines to the bottom line. Here is my interpretation in three parts: . . . → Read More