SALT LAKE CITY — Members of the Utah State Board of Education gave preliminary approval Thursday to adopt more changes to Utah’s school grading system, a controversial accountability program that gives schools a letter grade based on year-end assessments and other metrics.
Professional development for teachers could return with renewed focus and support during next year’s legislative session.
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.