Education News Roundup: June 19, 2017




Trib takes a closer look at the possibility of using eminent domain for charter schools. SITLA cancels a gravel pit lease near Capitol Reef. Park Valley School in Box Elder District wants to move to a four-day week. Standard-Examiner profiles new Box Elder Supt. Steve Carlsen. ED will scale back civil rights investigations. ED is also offering feedback on some the early ESSA state plans. National Council for the Social Studies recommends religious studies in public K-12 schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 30, 2017




Jordan School District relinquishes rights to a cemetery. KSL looks at extended-day kindergarten in the Canyons School District. The Spectrum takes an extended look at youth suicide in Southern Utah. The Washington Post looks at potential cuts in agency civil rights budgets, including the U.S. Department of Education. Oklahoma’s teacher of the year quits to take a job in Texas. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 24, 2017




KUER looks at the new Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee. Cache Youth Resource Center holds an LGBTQ Prom in Logan. Cache School District will expand its preschool program. There are lots of looks at the proposed federal education budget. Secretary DeVos has formed a committee to reorganize and shrink the federal Education Department. Apple is offering a new app to help students with coding. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 27, 2017




Gov. Herbert was in attendance when President Trump signed an order yesterday seeking a review of federal education regulations. Ogden School District moves to performance pay for coaches. Trib follows up on the American Preparatory Academy construction issue in Draper. 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle discusses after-school programs in Ed Week. New IES study looks at the Washington, D.C. voucher program and student success. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 16, 2017




Iron County School Districts settles a sexual harassment lawsuit with some of its middle school employees. Hill Air Force Base, the Northrup Grumman Foundation, and the National Math + Science Initiative will be helping out STEM initiatives in Davis tomorrow. Hechinger Report looks at why Utah and five other states don’t — for the most part — publicly fund preschool. Hechinger report also looks at online preschool, including Utah’s UPSTART program. President Trump’s budget proposal includes a 13 percent cut at the Education Department, but a $1.4 billion increase in school choice spending. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 16, 2017




The Clipper looks at the nonpartisan State Board of Education bill. Sen. Hillyard discusses the education budget and available resources for teachers. Gov. Herbert backs the proposal to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education. KUTV looks at the potential mine field of social media and student-teacher relationships. Ed Week reports fewer states are sticking with the testing consortia for Common Core tests. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb, 13, 2017

Utah State Capitol




House Speaker Hughes says there is no appetite on the Hill for increasing taxes to fund education. The Our Schools Now ballot initiative could have a significant wording change if this House bill passes. Utah State Board of Education holds off on educator license fee increase for further study. The State Board and Rep. Chaffetz discuss Chaffetz’s co-sponsored bill on abolishing the U.S. Department of Education. Single mom in St. George dressed up as a man for her son’s “Dads and Donuts” Day at school. Rep. Poulson speaks up against school grading. The Trump administration drops the defense of Obama Administration guidelines on transgender students. Secretary DeVos tells state chiefs to keep moving forward on ESSA implementation. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 9, 2017




Ed Week looks at a bill that would require Utah educators to pass a pedagogy test. Rep. Chaffetz talks with KSL about the bill he is co-sponsoring to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education. AP lays out just what the Secretary of Education does. There’s a new phishing scam targeting schools and districts in search of employee information. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 8, 2017




Rep. Chaffetz signs on as a cosponsor of a bill to abolish the U.S. Department of Education. Park City students design a mobile classroom in a bus. 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle calls for more teacher leaders. Betsy DeVos begins her work as Secretary of Education. The House votes to block ESSA rules. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More