Education News Roundup: March 16, 2017

Iron County School Districts settles a sexual harassment lawsuit with some of its middle school employees. Hill Air Force Base, the Northrup Grumman Foundation, and the National Math + Science Initiative will be helping out STEM initiatives in Davis tomorrow. Hechinger Report looks at why Utah and five other states don’t — for the most part — publicly fund preschool. Hechinger report also looks at online preschool, including Utah’s UPSTART program. President Trump’s budget proposal includes a 13 percent cut at the Education Department, but a $1.4 billion increase in school choice spending. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

U.S. Department of Education provides guidance to schools on sexual violence on campus

Today, Utah educators received guidance from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on how to protect students from sexual harassment and sexual violence. All public schools and colleges in the nation received the 19-page Dear Colleague Letter outlining their obligations under the law in these situations. . . . → Read More