Education News Roundup: May 25, 2017

"Math Cross Stitch" by Jessica Kelly/CC/flickr

Conservationists buy a large parcel of SITLA land. Ed Week takes a closer look at the proposed budget and its effects on Title I programs in the states. Census Bureau shows just how fast some Utah cities are growing. Secretary DeVos testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the President’ s proposed education budget. New study takes a look at how parents go about choosing a high quality school. “How Much Math Anxiety Is Too Much?” Wait. Don’t we to use math to answer this question? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More



Utah Public Schools Add 11,500 New Students in 2011

Utah’s public schools grew by 11,500 students, or about 2 percent, between 2010 and 2011, according to new figures released today by the Utah State Office of Education. October 1 enrollment counts show there are now 587,745 students in Utah public schools. . . . → Read More



Funding Education in Utah: Other Complications

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

In recent blog posts I have described the plight of education funding in Utah: bottom of the heap and declining effort. In this email I wish to round out several issues that make the funding picture even more bleak. . . . → Read More



Governor signs new education budget

Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed into law next school year’s public education budget this morning at Granite School District’s Taylorsville Elementary School. . . . → Read More