Education News Roundup: April 6, 2017




Some Utah school districts are balking at sexual-orientation question on the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Immigrant activists are seeking a show of support from the Ogden School District. Rural Utah discusses some of the issues, including education, that it faces these days. EdSource looks at rural education problems nationally. About two-thirds of Utahns aged 16-24 hold jobs. That’s the second highest percentage in the nation. Connecticut has removed test scores as a measure on teacher evaluations. Phys.org looks at some new studies out looking at public resignation letters from teachers. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Provisional teacher bill heads to governor, other ed bills pass and some fail




A bill reinforcing that provisional teachers are at-will employees and districts don’t need to provide cause for their termination is on its way to the governor after the Utah Legislature passed it this morning. Also read about the other bills that have passed and those that haven’t since our last legislative update. . . . → Read More

State Board says proposed math initiative, teacher tenure bill unnecessary




The Utah State Board of Education heard from two lawmakers and took action on several education bills we’re watching at yesterday’s legislative meeting. The State Board also approved a letter to the Executive Appropriations Co-chairs and the governor’s budget director detailing the board’s position on the public education budget. . . . → Read More