Governor Appoints James Moss, Jr. to State Charter School Board

The Utah State Charter School Board announced today that Gov. Gary R. Herbert has named James R. Moss, Jr. to fill the position on the Board vacated by Greg Haws, who resigned earlier this year following a move to St. George. . . . → Read More

Utah State Charter School Board Meeting Agenda for Sept. 14, 2017

The Utah State Charter School Board will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 30, 2017

Districts begin looking at new flexibility in middle school courses. Kairos Academy drops its appeal of the State Charter School Board’s decision to terminate its charter. Some middle school students are attending a small satellite conference in Utah. Ed Week looks at the pay of state superintendents. Are teachers using memes, emojis, and GIFs to teach a lesson? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

USBE Charter School Appeal Panel Hearing Canceled

Kairos Academy has withdrawn is appeal of a Utah State Charter School Board decision to terminate its charter. The hearing that had been scheduled on Sept. 5, 2017 has consequently been canceled. . . . → Read More

USBE Charter School Appeal Panel Hearing Scheduled Sept. 5, 2017

The Utah State Board of Education Charter School Appeal Panel will hold a public hearing beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 on the Utah State Charter School Board’s decision to terminate the charter of Kairos Academy. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting on Aug. 11, 2017

The Utah State Charter School Board will hold its August meeting beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 1, 2017

Our Schools Now reduces its requested tax hikes for public education. Granite School Board prepares for a truth-in-taxation hearing aimed at increased teacher salaries. Kairos Academy appeals State Charter Board’s decision to terminate its charter to State Board of Education. State Charter Board Member Greg Haws resigns. UEA President Heidi Matthews discusses equity and teacher shortages. Ed Week takes a closer look at the skills gap. Are Latino children being shortchanged in a dual immersion in D.C.? Wyoming wrestles with how to compare its schools with schools nationally. An Indianapolis kindergarten teacher involves a whole lotta flower girls and ring bearers in her wedding. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 20, 2017

Utah State Charter Board votes 4-2 to close Kairos Academy. St. George News looks at efforts to stem intergenerational poverty. Federal budget bill, including federal education measures, passes out of budget committee 28-22. Net neutrality takes a starring role in questioning of FCC nominees. Utah Sen. Mike Lee is one of the questioners. Net neutrality, of course has implications for online educational content, including open educational resources. Study finds that the average cost of tuition (measured in 2015 dollars) at a nonsectarian private school in the U.S. rose from $4,120 in 1979 to $22,611 in 2011. Aha. The whole fidget spinner thing becomes clear now. It’s a capitalist West plot to take over Russia. Brilliant. 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 positive student outcomes especially for underserved populations, the Utah State Charter School Board voted 4-2 today to terminate the charter of Kairos Academy of West Valley City. . . . → Read More