Education News Roundup: June 21, 2017




Education Dive takes a look at how Utah and other states are moving forward with competency-based education. State Charter School Board votes to terminate Kairos Academy’s charter. Climate change debate is heating up in schools. A new report looks at the phenomenon of rich, white neighborhoods splitting off from their local school districts. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Votes to Close Kairos Academy




Emphasizing the importance of educating underserved populations, the Utah State Charter School Board unanimously proposed to terminate the charter of Kairos Academy of West Valley City, noting concerns with low enrollment, poor student outcomes, and failure to achieve the school’s stated mission. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 20, 2017




Census Bureau report issued last week shows Utah still in last place for per-pupil funding. Audit criticizes Utah State Charter School Board on use of school start-up funding. Cache HR director says his district is attracting and retaining teachers. AdvancED hopes to expand its school improvement business under ESSA provisions. Is more kale the key to getting into Yale? Or is it a matter of assigning more writing? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting: June 20, 2017




The Utah State Charter School Board will hold a meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20 at the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 9, 2017




State Charter School Board takes a closer look at Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts and Franklin Discovery Academy. Secondary school teacher survey finds most students not naturally interested in STEM subjects. (Horrific) Thought for the day: “In a very real manner our experiences with popularity are always occupying our minds. We never really left high school at all.” All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting Agenda: June 8, 2017




The Utah State Charter School Board will hold a meeting beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 8 in the East Classroom at The Leonardo, 209 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. This meeting will not be streamed. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting Agenda for May 11, 2017




The Utah State Charter School Board will hold a meeting beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 11 at the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. This meeting will be streamed live. . . . → Read More

Governor Appoints Weilenmann School Director to State Charter School Board




Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced today that he has appointed Park City’s Weilenmann School of Discovery Executive Director Cynthia K. Phillips to the Utah State Charter School Board. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting: April 13, 2017




The Utah State Charter School Board will hold a meeting beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 in Building D3 Room 201 of the Weber State University Davis Camps, 2750 University Park Blvd., Layton. This meeting will be recorded, but will not be streamed live. . . . → Read More