Education News Roundup: June 6, 2017




Our Schools Now files to put tax increases for schools on the ballot. Secretary DeVos was back on the Hill today discussing the federal education budget, vouchers, and civil rights. Ed Week also looks further into the vouchers/civil rights issues. New York Times looks at education philanthropy. Google announces an education campaign on internet safety and etiquette. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 19, 2017




Poll finds support for raising taxes for building needs in Granite District. USDA will soon require schools to detail plans for dealing with students with unpaid school lunch accounts. WaPo finds absenteeism becoming a school measure in new ESSA plans. Dodgeball is still legal in Louisiana schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 24, 2017




Our Schools Now talks more details on a potential tax increase for schools. Most Utah schools say the new transgender bathroom reversal means nothing. Will the Supreme Court be the next stop for a transgender bathroom ruling? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 21, 2017




The revenue picture for Utah’s education budget comes up a wee bit rosier. There are lots of tax plans lurking out there. Ed Week looks at a new report on school spending that features the Alpine School District. Salt Lake School District being urged to take a stand on immigration. So … how did Betsy DeVos’s first week on the job as Secretary of Education go? The Trump administration is working on its own version of transgender bathroom guidelines. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 17, 2017

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Gov. Herbert says it’s unlikely there will be a tax overhaul this year. But legislative leaders aren’t so sure there won’t be. Replacement school grading bill advances. State Board/Charter Board authority bill also advances. Secretary DeVos points to Florida as a school choice model for the nation. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 10 – 2016

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In today’s Education News Roundup: Provo and Washington districts raise taxes. D-News reports on other districts considering the move. Emery District is looking for more substitute teachers. Columbia University takes a look at who’s part of the opt-out movement. Illinois now requires driver education programs to offer instruction on what to do when you’re pulled over by the police. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 29, 2015




In today’s ENR: Superintendent Smith addresses the Utah Taxpayers Association conference. New Jersey Gov. Christie wants to reevaluate Common Core, but also wants to keep the state’s tests, which are linked to Common Core. Ed Week takes a look at charter school boards. Kansas and Missouri teens share the National Spelling Bee championship. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 29. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 21, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert touts education funding ahead of the legislative session. Lobbying groups Education First, Prosperity2020 and the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce won’t be asking for a tax hike for education … this year anyway. Congrats to Hillcrest High’s Brandon Bichen Cui, one of this year’s finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 21. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 5, 2013

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In today’s ENR: Salt Lake Board approves a tax increase. Jeffrey Nelson, president and CEO of Nelson Laboratories, is Utah’s new chairman of the STEM Action Center board. “You can’t fix third-grade literacy by focusing only on third-graders,” Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) said. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 5. . . . → Read More