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

Utah Students Headed to D.C.

Rachel Sybrowsky of Provo and Tyler Mansfield of Vernal, were elected as delegates to the 52nd annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

Congratulations to Utah’s Tyler Mansfield of Vernal and Rachel Sybrowsky of Provo on being selected to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program. You can read the official press release announcing the selection of the two students. . . . → Read More

Happy Washington and Lincoln Day

"Mt. Rushmore Washington & Lincoln" by Chris Miller/CC/flickr

The Utah State Office of Education is closed in observance of Washington and Lincoln Day. The office reopens on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 8 a.m. for regular business hours. . . . → Read More