Education News Roundup: Jan. 30, 2015




In today’s ENR: State Board of Education completes its 2 percent budget cut exercise. There’s a cut in Rep. Draxler’s tax proposal. Obama Administration seeks additional funding for tribal schools. Utah lawmakers unveil $28 million in air quality proposals. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 30. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 14, 2014

Utah State Capitol




In today’s ENR: Happy pi day. The Legislature has adjourned. Much of the focus is spent on the failure of Speaker Lockhart’s education technology initiative and the Medicaid battle. Although the education budget also gets some consideration. School grading gets tweaked. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 14. . . . → Read More

Growth Funding, WPU Increase




The Utah Legislature fully funded the additional 10,300 students anticipated to arrive in the state‚Äôs public schools next year and added a 2.5 percent increase in the weighted-pupil unit (WPU), money local school districts and charter schools can allot to best meet their individual needs . . . → Read More