The House Education Committee, on a 6-4 vote Tuesday, agreed to send HB212 to the House. The bill would extend bonuses to teachers who teach in high poverty schools and their students demonstrate academic growth over a three-year period.
Utah is growing by 10,000 students every year, but is losing teachers by the hundreds. What makes it so tough to hire and keep quality teachers? One big reason is teachers have to juggle jobs to support their families.
More autistic students are attending colleges and universities in Utah than ever before, but they often navigate the campus with little or no help. There are new programs to help make their path through campus less rocky.
The Utah State Board of Education voted Friday to adopt a new schedule of teacher license fees but directed the staff to hold off imposing increases until the board can determine if changes to fees or other requirements can blunt impact to teachers.
The Utah State Board of Education got an earful from educators Thursday over a proposal to increase teacher licensure fees, some by double. State officials say the schedule would reinstate 2014 fees but educators say it will hamper teacher retention.
About 150 protesters, including the president of the Utah Education Association, stood outside the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building on Monday in a show of opposition to U.S. Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos.
A new legislative bill is paving the way to reward teachers for working harder and getting better results at lower income schools. Sponsors of HB212 say their hope is to cut down on the high turnover rate at those schools.