Education News Roundup: March 1, 2017

School grading and school turnaround bills advance. House Education Committee advances the High School Activities Association bill. Park City School Board President assures Latino community that schools there are a safe place for all students. Vouchers come up in President Trump’s address to Congress. Will federal special education funding become portable? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Jan. 31, 2017

Senators says Utah schools can be ‘kept whole’ in budget this year. The Legislature may take up the high school athletic transfer rule. Legislature considers a bonus for successful teachers. Utahns protest against Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos. Her nomination, however, passes committee in a strictly party-line vote with Sen. Hatch being the tie-breaker. Trib takes a closer look at the school turnaround program. The Trump administration is delaying rules that accompany the new ESSA. Special education enrollment is on the rise nationally. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More



Utah School Leaders Participate in School Turnaround Initiative

District teams prepare to report out from a Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education Leadership workshop.

In the spring of 2011, the Southwest Comprehensive Center (SWCC) and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business/Curry School of Education entered into an agreement to support states in preparing and supporting outstanding leaders to help turn around low-performing schools. The Utah State Office of Education joined in the partnership and selected two school districts to participate in Cohort 1 of the Partnership for Leaders in Education initiative. During the 2011-2012 school year, four schools from Ogden School District and two schools from Provo School District participated. . . . → Read More