Education News Roundup: July 19, 2017

Our Schools Now will hold another round of meetings — these in compliance with the Utah Open and Public Meeting Notice — on Thursday. Davis Schools turn to solar energy for some investment return. Confirming yesterday’s demographic projections report, the Alpine School District looks at boundary changes to accommodate growth. The House Education and the Workforce Committee will ask Secretary DeVos to come in and discuss ED’s oversight of state ESSA plans. Secretary DeVos will meet with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Denver on Thursday. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 17, 2017

Utah State Capitol

New poll finds improving education is the top issue for Utahns heading into the legislative session. Speaker Hughes prognosticates possible craziness in the session in light of Our Schools Now funding drive. Sen. Fillmore will again run a school funding equalization bill. There’s plenty of coverage of Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos’s Senate hearing. Having a midnight “Bob the Builder” emergency in your house? There’s a 24-hour online and TV channel for that now. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More