Education News Roundup: June 1, 2017




Our Schools Now are backing increases to both income and sales tax to fund schools. Park City School District increases beginning teacher pay to $50 K. Politico looks at the future of the 7th Circuit Court ruling on the transgender bathroom issue. ED introduces a new IDEA website. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 31, 2017




D-News looks at teacher salary increases in Utah. Ed Week takes a look at Utah’s efforts in middle school math with special education students. Ed Week also looks into a potential federal education voucher. Court of Appeals makes an important ruling in a gender restroom case. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 4, 2017




Davis District agrees to allow girls to participate in wrestling. New Utah Foundation report looks at difficulties finding qualified workers in Utah … which, of course, ties in with education. New study looks at the intersection of state spending on education and state population growth. The health care bill up for a vote today in Washington will have implications for special education because of its ties with Medicaid. Poll finds parents of color don’t really trust all-white teaching staffs at schools to educate their children. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 1, 2017




It’s AP testing season and a UVU psychology professor has some questions about them. Utah History Day was Saturday. Also on Saturday, Provo School District held a youth powwow. The budget deal in Congress today has more money for Title I and special education. Will the Arizona tax credit program go national? AP puts together a large package on sexual assault in K-12 schools. Will the Trump administration loosen school lunch rules? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

USBE Finance Committee Meeting: April 21, 2017




The Utah State Board of Education Finance Committee will be meeting beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 22, 2017




Gov. Herbert promotes the new Talent Ready Utah program to create high-skill, high-paying jobs. Salt Lake School Board commits to protecting the privacy of undocumented students. Congratulations to West High’s Kellie May, this year’s University of Utah Outstanding Public School Teacher. Chalkbeat and Ed Week look at how President Trump’s new education budget is trying to change the way schools are funded (now how much, but how). In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court bolsters the education rights of students with disabilities. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, whose opinion was reversed by the high court, spoke about his ruling at his Senate hearing. In a new survey, foreign exchange students say high school in the U.S. is easier than at home … and they don’t get the deal with all the sports in school. New report looks at how many students are being taught by highly qualified teachers. Which learning myths do you believe? Check out this quiz. 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

Education News Roundup: Jan. 9, 2017




Legislators suggest studying Utah school funding amid push for increase from Our Schools Now. Ogden District to open a mental health pilot program. Mitt Romney pens an op-ed supporting Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos. U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a Colorado special education case on Wednesday. The bad news: It now takes an estimated $233,610 to raise a child in the U.S. The good news? Child care and education account for only 16 percent (or a little more than $37,000) of that total. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah Deaf-Blind Project

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Deaf-Blind Services, in coordination with Utah State Office, has again been awarded a five-year U. S. Department of Education Technical Assistance to State Deaf and Blind Projects grant. . . . → Read More