Education News Roundup: Jan. 25, 2017




New Trib poll finds most Utahns would be OK with a tax increase to fund public schools. Utah Senate looks at competency-based funding. The pause button on ESSA rules is unlikely to affect state timelines. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 24, 2017

Utah State Capitol




Utah lawmakers begin budget discussions up on the hill. And this should be another record year for bills being introduced. There won’t be a second hearing for Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos. Where are the good jobs in the future? New study says: Tech. Ransomware attacks are showing up in school districts. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 23, 2017




The Legislature has begun and school funding is near the top of the agenda. President Trump hits the pause button on ESSA regulations. A vote on Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos is delayed another week. Michigan may close 38 underperforming schools. ED says no to Wisconsin and Wyoming on using ACT for accountability. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 19, 2017




School funding continues to be talked about ahead of the legislative session. Salt Lake Chamber will back education funding as part of its legislative priorities. Canyons District will seek waivers on middle school CTE courses. Standard-Examiner looks at undocumented students in Utah schools. Don’t forget: The Utah State Board of Education is holding a public hearing at 5:30 tonight on the Utah High School Activities Association Rule. ED backs down on spending rule in the new ESSA. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 18, 2017




New poll finds most Utahns are still willing to raise their taxes for public school funding, but the percentage is dropping. The Utah State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the new Utah High School Activities Association rule on Thursday. Canyons School District looks at required and elective classes in middle school. Indian Country Media Network looks at school bus routes in San Juan District. There’s lots of coverage of Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos’s Senate hearing. Colorado may increase its pot tax to fund education. Pearson, the world’s biggest education company (Addison-Wesley, Ginn, Penguin Books, Prentice Hall, among others), lost a third of its market value yesterday. This so explains what ENR is seeing on TV (news and entertainment) these days: “Natural selection is causing a decline in human ‘education genes’, say scientists” Chinese billionaire announces the Yidan Prize, a nearly $8 million award for global education projects. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 13, 2017




Senate President Niederhauser calls a hike in state income tax “the worst thing we can do.” Utah State Board of Education will discuss waivers for schools who declared snow days this year. Deseret News editorial board opens a discussion in sex education in Utah. Bureau of Indian Affairs faces a lawsuit over the performance of Indian education. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 11, 2017




Our Schools Now’s Nolan Karas discusses the school funding tax hike. Sen. Hillyard also discusses it. Texans push back against school grades. The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a Colorado special education case. The transgender bath issues comes up (obliquely) in questions posed by Sen. Lee to Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 10, 2015




In today’s ENR: Tribune looks at the effect of House Bill 119 on charter school funding and district school funding. D-News follows up on declining enrollment in Garfield. It’s no Magic School Bus — sorry, Ms. Frizzle — but UDOT’s walking school bus app appears to be a hit. As Congress looks at a rewrite of ESEA, WaPo asks the question: Who gets to decide what constitutes a failing school? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 10. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 2, 2015




In today’s ENR: Poll finds Utahns support Gov. Herbert’s call for more education funding. Public ed groups rally for support at the Capitol. Trib looks at charter school funding. Just getting to school in San Juan District is challenging these days. Former Utah State Board of Education Member Keith Buswell discusses education and road funding in Utah. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 2. . . . → Read More