USBE Legislative Meeting: Feb. 16, 2017




The Utah State Board of Education will hold a meeting to discuss issues pending before the Utah Legislature in Room 210 of the East Senate Building, 120 E Capitol St., Salt Lake City, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 from noon to 1:30 p.m. . . . → 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

USBE Meeting Summary




The Utah State Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Friday, Feb. 20, 2017. Here is a summary of some of the action taken by the Board in that meeting. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 10, 2017

Utah Legislature and Education




Our Schools Now continues to work with the Legislature to get more funding for public schools. School bus seat belt bill dies. State Board of Education holds a public hearing on raising educator licensing fees. AP looks at how Chromebooks conquered schools. Can teachers outsource grading? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

USBE Meetings: Feb. 9 – 10, 2017




The Utah State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on educator license fees, hold a training session on parliamentary procedure, meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and hold committee meetings at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 beginning at 1 p.m. The full Board will meet on Friday, Feb. 10 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Board’s Salt Lake City office. . . . → Read More

Public Hearing: Educator Licensing Fees




The Utah State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on a proposed increase in educator licensing fees on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the Board Room at the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 7, 2017

The Utah State Capitol at sunset




State revenue estimates aren’t looking too optimistic. The bill to keep Utah State Board of Education elections nonpartisan appears to be dead. Sen. Fillmore’s bill on education equity advances. Granite District takes a look at its aging schools. Betsy DeVos confirmed as Education Secretary in a 51-50 vote. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Feb. 2 USBE Legislative Meeting




The Utah State Board of Education will hold a meeting to discuss issues pending before the Utah Legislature in Room 210 of the East Senate Building, 120 E Capitol St., Salt Lake City, on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Please note that while this meeting will be recorded, it will not be streamed. You will have to be in attendance to hear it live. Additions may be made to the agenda up to 24 hours before the meeting begins. Please check the agenda for additions prior to the meeting. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 27, 2017

School Buses at Capitol




House committee advances the school bus seat belt bill. Rep. King introduces a sex ed bill. Daily Herald profiles new Utah State Board of Education Member Scott Neilson. Sen. Franken says Betsy DeVos will not get any Democratic votes for confirmation as Education Secretary. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More