A bill approved by lawmakers on Thursday will assign rewards and consequences to Utah schools based on the state’s controversial school grading system.
Sex education in Utah schools already is optional, but a new bill would require parental consent before a student sets foot in class.
Brianne Altice is accused of having sex with three teenagers who were students at Davis High School. Last week, one of those students sued the school district.
With wrung hands and held noses, the Utah School Board on Friday agreed to request an extended waiver from No Child Left Behind.
A bill giving further clarity to parents’ right to opt their children out of testing and excuse them from school was approved by the Utah Senate on Wednesday.
When Joseph Kim enrolled his sons at City Academy two years ago, he was lured by the appeal of small class sizes and individualized instruction.
Last summer, Gov. Gary Herbert called for a review of the Common Core State Standards to determine, “once and for all,” if Utah had control over its schools and curriculum.
The Senate Education Committee unanimously recommended a bill Tuesday that would add $10 million to a fund devoted to reducing class sizes in Utah schools.