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

State Board Seeks Local Flexibility




The Utah State Board of Education asked the U.S. Department of Education to consider a number of provisions to grant more local control over schools in proposed regulations attached to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), passed into law in late 2015 and scheduled to take effect in 2017. . . . → Read More

U.S. Department of Education grants Utah one-year waiver from federal No Child Left Behind provisions




Utah will receive another one-year flexibility waiver from many of the more onerous provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the U.S. Department of Education announced. . . . → Read More

Utah requests one-year extension of ESEA flexibility waiver




The Utah State Board of Education applied today for a one-year extension of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver. The application comes following a vote by the State Board on March 6 directing Superintendent of Public Instruction Brad C. Smith and his staff to move forward in applying for the extension under amended terms. . . . → Read More

Utah NCLB flexibility waiver Approved




The U.S. Department of Education today approved a one-year extension of Utah’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), meaning that the state will not have to follow some requirements related to the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). . . . → Read More

Utah’s National Blue Ribbon Schools




Congratulations to Lakeridge Jr. High in Orem and and Lincoln Elementary in Hyrum. The two schools were among the 337 schools honored as the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. . . . → Read More

Board Conditionally Approves ESEA Waiver Extension




The Utah State Board of Education has unanimously voted to reapply for a renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver, which had previously been granted to Utah and will expire this summer. . . . → Read More

Vocabulary Test Results




Utah was just one of 18 states where both fourth and eighth grade students scored higher than the national average on the vocabulary results from the 2009 and 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading assessments, the U.S. Department of Education reported today. . . . → Read More