Utah Debates Returning to No Child Left Behind

After more than two hours of heated debate, the state school board voted Thursday evening to postpone a decision about whether to return to the unpopular federal education law No Child Left Behind.

Utah Debates Return to No Child Left Behind

State education leaders are considering abandoning Utah’s waiver to the No Child Left Behind law, partly as a statement about federal interference in Utah schools.

Utah Considers Competency-Based Grading 

Reprinted from Washington Post As the District works to confront rampant truancy in city schools, national standardized test data show that D.C. students are absent from school more than the national average and more than almost all other large U.S. cities. Data from...

Kids Say Teacher Asked About Genitalia Slang

Reprinted from The Salt Lake Tribune A Weber High School teacher has been placed on paid leave after asking her students to name slang for genitalia as part of a lesson. Teacher Ashley Williams was placed on paid leave Friday after students brought the incident to the...

Utah Approves Military Charter School

Reprinted from The Salt Lake Tribune A new military charter school received official permission Friday to open as soon as this fall. The state school board voted Friday to approve the application of Utah Military Academy to be located in Riverton. The public school is...

One-Third of Utah School Buses ‘Dirty’

Reprinted from The Salt Lake Tribune The oldest school bus in the state sits in a garage near a junior high in scenic Eden. This year, the bus turns 30 — older than some students’ parents. “It doesn’t get used a whole lot,” said Weber School District...