Education News Roundup: June 2, 2017

State Board of Education looks at education services at the Utah State Hospital. D-News looks at the Our Schools Now kickoff. Utah Business takes a long look at STEAM education. Ed Week looks at school spending nationally. New report finds 21 percent of Utah students are taking a foreign language class. Most popular in order? Spanish, French, German. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 1, 2017

Our Schools Now are backing increases to both income and sales tax to fund schools. Park City School District increases beginning teacher pay to $50 K. Politico looks at the future of the 7th Circuit Court ruling on the transgender bathroom issue. ED introduces a new IDEA website. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 17, 2017

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Our Schools Now appears open to a sales tax increase to help schools. A judge today granted a stay in Equality Utah’s suit against the state. Headline of the day: “Who is Rich Nye anyway?” School choice is linked to an important case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Tomorrow, of course, is income tax deadline day. For every $100 you pay in federal income tax, how much of it goes to education? $2.08, according to a new study. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 20, 2017

Our Schools Now will move ahead with a ballot initiative to raise taxes for school funding. Daily Herald looks at the GIANT Steps Autism Preschool. They also look at charter schools in Utah County. Salt Lake District hopes to keep its Peer Assistance Review teacher mentor program running. Timpview High senior Joseph Sandholtz performs with the 2017 Jazz Band of America. Secretary DeVos discusses choice and flexibility with the National Association of State Boards of Education. Boston public schools become the first in the nation to ditch Mercator Projection maps in favor of the Gall-Peters Projection. And if you need a little pick-me-up on Monday — and who doesn’t on a Monday? — check out this promposal. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 24, 2017

Our Schools Now talks more details on a potential tax increase for schools. Most Utah schools say the new transgender bathroom reversal means nothing. Will the Supreme Court be the next stop for a transgender bathroom ruling? 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, 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. 10, 2017

Utah Legislature and Education

Our Schools Now continues to work with the Legislature to get more funding for public schools. School bus seat belt bill dies. State Board of Education holds a public hearing on raising educator licensing fees. AP looks at how Chromebooks conquered schools. Can teachers outsource grading? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting Feb. 9, 2017

The Utah State Charter School Board will hold an informal hearing as well as its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 9, 2017 beginning at 9 a.m. at the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South Salt Lake City. The agendas for the hearing and the meeting are both available at http://gousoe.uen.org/8YC. . . . → Read More