Utah schools will be graded, and other ed. news from the Utah Capitol

Here’s a quick overview of what happened yesterday afternoon and evening during the Legislature’s floor time and what’s happened so far this morning. The biggest news is the passage of the school grading bill. . . . → Read More

$3 million K-3 reading assessment program fails but returns to House, plus other ed. news from Utah’s Capitol

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One of the most interesting series of events that took place yesterday at the Utah Capitol was the 41-29 vote against South Jordan Republican Representative Merlynn Newbold’s H.B. 302 Reading Program Amendments and its prompt return to the House floor where it was substituted and passed 46-28. This substitute . . . → Read More

Last day for committees, online ed fails… maybe, plus other ed bill news

Today is the last day for committee meetings, but that doesn’t necessarily mean bills that weren’t passed out of committee are dead. An online education bill fails on the Senate floor, but could return. The Legislature took action on six education-related bills we’re watching yesterday afternoon and unveiled five new ones. . . . → Read More