Education News Roundup: March 9, 2017

Utah State Capitol at dusk




Tick tick tick. The Legislature ends at midnight tonight. Speaker Hughes and President Niederhauser consider public education funding as a success in this session. Nationally, the Senate voted to rescind Obama-era rules on ESSA. Families of transgendered students meet with Secretary DeVos. A Michigan commission studying ways to improve education there will recommend, among other items, eliminating the elected Michigan State Board of Education. Alabama State Board of Education has some strong words with its state superintendent, Michael Sentence, who was a 2012 finalist to be Utah State Superintendent. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 3, 2017




Salt Lake leaders file an amicus brief in the transgender bathroom case before the Supreme Court. Religious leaders from around the country do the same. Meanwhile, Utah and 10 other states drop their lawsuit against Obama administration directives on transgender bathroom use now that the Trump administration has rescinded them. Politico looks as possible cuts to the federal education budget. Apple is losing ground in U.S. classrooms. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 27, 2017

Utah State Capitol




Bill to halt funding flow from K-12 to higher ed hits a hurdle. House votes to eliminate letter grades for schools. State Charter School Board votes to put Franklin Discovery Academy on probation. Parents of transgendered children ask for a meeting with Trump administration officials. Ed Week looks at what schools can and cannot do to protect undocumented students. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More