The Utah House of Representatives gave final passage to SB245 Thursday, which would require school districts or charter boards to give students' parents at least 120 days notice before closing a school or changing school boundaries.
From researchers' study of an elephant protein's role in cancer resistance to new K-12 program intended to boost student achievement at the school level, fresh initiatives to enhance knowledge and learning got a boost this year from state lawmakers.
House members gave final passage to the state's public education budget Tuesday with their unanimous approval of SB4. The bill fully funds enrollment growth in Utah public schools and increases the value of the weighted pupil unit by 4 percent.
Introducing a proposed constitutional amendment in the final days of the legislative session to also use income tax to fund some social services programs is "absurd," says Utah Education Association President Heidi Matthews.
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Shelly Christensen figures she was about 30 internship hours shy of graduating from Argosy University when she got an email from the school Friday informing her that all its locations, including one in Utah, were closed effective immediately.
SB149, the Teacher and Student Success Act, won final passage in the Utah House of Representatives Thursday, creating a mechanism to send millions of dollars directly to Utah schools for local plans to improve student achievement.
HB120, the school safety bill, moved out of Senate Education Committee on unanimous vote Thursday after the bill's sponsor, Rep. Ray Ward, R-Bountiful, removed language calling for school-level threat assessments.
Making good on a vow to amend the school turnaround law following the Granite Board of Education's vote to close Oquirrh Hills Elementary School in Kearns, Sen. Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City, introduced SB245 on Tuesday.
Utah college presidents, higher education leaders and institutional boards of trustees met with lawmakers Monday to make a case for legislative initiatives intended to enhance access to college and help make it more affordable for needy students.
The Teacher and Student Success Act advanced to the House Monday by a 7-4 vote by the House Education Committee. SB149, sponsored by Sen. Ann Millner, R-Ogden, was part of the 2018 compromise between lawmakers and citizen initiative Our Schools Now.
Having drones deliver your Amazon packages, or even take you to work, may seem like science fiction. But researchers from USU's Aggie Air team are now one of just over a dozen different groups being asked to help NASA test the viability.
Children from Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind came to the Capitol last week to learn about Utah's government and to interact with the legislators, who they learned are involved in allocating funding for their schools.