Education News Roundup: April 10, 2017

Utah school districts are recruiting teachers nationally. Environmental educators hold their annual conference in Logan. A Navajo Mountain High team is heading to a robotics national championship in Houston. An all-girl team from Weber School District is headed to a robotics championship in Louisville. WaPo looks at Florida’s tax credit program. The Times looks at PTA gifts in rich school districts. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Legislative Committee adopts two State Board proposals

This morning, the Utah Legislature’s Education Interim Committee adopted two of the bills recommended by the Utah State Board of Education as committee bills, setting them up for a more speedy legislative process. Discussion of a third State Board proposed bill, South Jordan Republican Senator Aaron Osmond’s Public Education Employment Reform, which deals with teacher tenure and lays the foundation for performance pay, will continue at the next meeting when there is more time for what is expected to be a lengthy public hearing. . . . → Read More