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

Q&A: Service Animals at School

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Q & A

The Utah State Office of Education’s legal team answers your questions about Utah’s public education system here on Fridays. In this edition, a parent wants to know if her daughter can take a seeing-eye dog to school as part of his training . The answer and how to submit your question are in the Nov. 16 UPPAC’s Q&A. . . . → Read More

Session’s end looms, dozens of education bills still in play

This is the last week of the legislative session, which ends Thursday at the stroke of midnight. And this means lawmakers are working at a frenzied pace to finish before time runs out. . . . → 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