Education News Roundup: March 29, 2017

A member of the State Charter School Board has resigned. D-News looks at whether Utah should collect data on gay teens. Schools in Logan will be starting a little later next year. Monday’s lesson at Trailside Elementary School in Park City: Un sou est un sou. Trump administration looks to make cuts this year to domestic programs like education to help pay for a boost to the military and for the wall. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen calls for better educational opportunities for low-income communities and programs to develop entrepreneurship. New poll finds Education Secretary DeVos is the least popular Trump appointee. The Colorado Education Association tries to use that to their advantage in opposing a bill that would boost charter school funding there. Maybe we should check out the over-under on the honey badger for March Mammal Madness. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 27, 2017

State Charter School Board steps back from the issue of eminent domain. State Charter School Board also follows up with Franklin Discovery Academy. Park City Elementary works with students on coding. Ed Tech magazine looks at UETN’s Unicast Reverse-Path Forwarding, which adds an extra layer of security against hackers. President Trump signs the measure to roll back Obama-era rules on ESSA. Sure, USA Today offers all kinds of fashion tips for prom dresses for the prom season, but not a word about powder blue rental tuxedos. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Lambert Named Executive Director

The Utah State Charter School Board today named Jennifer Lambert as its executive director. Lambert had been serving as interim director since Marlies Burns resigned in July to pursue other interests. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Strategic Planning Session

Utah Charter Schools

This meeting will not be streamed live. It will be recorded and a copy of the recording will be posted to the Public Meeting Notice Website: http://www.utah.gov/pmn/index.html. . . . → Read More

Four Charter Applications Approved

The Utah State Charter School Board approved four new charter applications during its January meeting. If given final approval by the Utah State Board of Education, the new charters will open in the 2017-2018 school year. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board News

The Utah State Charter School Board voted unanimously today to propose termination that could end in the closures of Alianza Academy, a K-8 charter school with campuses in West Valley City and South Salt Lake, and Wasatch Institute of Technology, a charter high school in Murray. The schools may appeal the State Charter School Board’s decision within the next five days. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting

Utah Charter Schools

The State Charter School Board meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Utah State Office of Education. More information about agenda items is available at: http://www.schools.utah.gov/charterschools/State-Charter-School-Board/2015-Board-Meetings/July-2015.aspx . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting

Utah Charter Schools

The State Charter School Board will meet March 12 at the Utah State Office of Education. See the full agenda attached. . . . → Read More

Recommended New Charter Schools

Utah Charter Schools

The State Charter School Board (SCSB) met January 14, 2015, to authorize new charter schools to open in the 2016-2017 school year. . . . → Read More