Education News Roundup: Oct. 2, 2017

High School Activities Association sues the State Board of Education and the state. Latest state intergenerational poverty report shows some gains in education. Latest poll shows weakening support for Our Schools Now tax plan. Ed Week takes a look at how states plan to handle opt outs in their ESSA plans. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup May 5, 2017

Congratulations to Utah’s new Presidential Scholars and their teachers. Congratulations to the Utah schools that made the Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools list. Lacrosse. It’s an official thing in Utah high schools now. It appears Secretary DeVos will be in Salt Lake City on Tuesday for the ASU + GSV Summit. U.S. News & World Report looks at the trend of white, wealthy neighborhoods seceding from their school districts to form new districts. Ed Week looks at what President Trump’s order on religious liberty might mean for schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 14, 2017

Utah Education Policy Center at the University of Utah finds teacher turnover in Utah really is high. Utah State Board of Education keeps the Utah High School Activities Association rule in its amended form. Latino advocates in Ogden seek action on the immigration issue from the Ogden School District. Secretary DeVos speaks with urban district superintendents. President Trump will be in Nashville tomorrow to tout school choice. And in case you hadn’t noticed, it’s Pi Day today. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

USBE Meeting Summary

In its March 13, 2017 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Agreed to not seek any veto action from the 2017 legislative session. Let stand the previously amended administrative rule dealing with the Utah High School Activities Association. The Board will continue to review the rule moving forward. . . . → Read More

State Board of Education Meeting Agenda for March 13, 2017

The Utah State Board of Education will hold its March meeting at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Monday, March 13, 2017 beginning at 4 p.m. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 8, 2017

The Utah State Capitol at sunset

Legislature approves a 4 percent boost in school funding. The school grading bill passes. You can see how school grades are progressing nationally over at Ed Week. Legislature passes the bill to remove references to the prohibition of discussion of homosexuality in sex ed classes. Legislature also approves the High School Activities Association bill. Salt Lake Board looks for more information before passing any measure on immigration. Members of the Washington, D.C. city council are upset with Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s bill extending a school voucher program there. Salt Lake City’s East High opens a washroom and laundry facility for homeless students. Florida appeals court deals the out-out movement a set back. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 7, 2017

House advances the High School Activities Association bill. Logan High set to begin its Innovations program next year. Minnesota teachers want help with understanding assessment data and how it can inform instruction. Colorado moves from ACT for all to SAT for all. Texas prepares to add $1.6 billion to its education fund. While Wyoming looks to cut $34 million from its education fund. Chance the Rapper, in the meantime, donates $1 million to Chicago public schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 1, 2017

School grading and school turnaround bills advance. House Education Committee advances the High School Activities Association bill. Park City School Board President assures Latino community that schools there are a safe place for all students. Vouchers come up in President Trump’s address to Congress. Will federal special education funding become portable? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 15, 2017

A bill to give teachers at low income schools a bonus advances. D-News looks at the governance of the Utah High School Activities Association. Ed Week notes that nationally there are lots of new state superintendents and lots of new chairs of state legislative education committees. More students are using apps like DoorDash to order food into high schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More