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A brewing showdown over school grading may have ended Friday, when the Senate Education Committee voted to stop a bill from reaching the Senate floor that would end the controversial practice of awarding letter grades to schools. Both the House and Senate have passed legislation aimed at reforming school grading â HB241 and SB220, respectively. But while both proposals would broaden the performance areas used to measure school quality, HB241 would end the practice of assigning a single letter ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Senators played matchmaker on Friday, joining a bill to raise money for education with a dormant proposal to equalize school district funding. The Senate gave a preliminary vote of 26-0 to SB255, which would freeze the statewide property rate and capture roughly $21 million for schools â and potentially more each year â through inflation. But before that vote, the bill was substituted to include elements of SB80, which aims to supplement school districts with low property tax yields by creating... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
The Utah Board of Education had its first opportunity on Thursday to weigh in on the allegations of misconduct at Franklin Discovery Academy. The Vineyard charter school was given probationary status over the weekend by the state charter school board in response to concerns over student safety, financial impropriety and teacher licensing. But at least one school board member questioned why Franklin Discovery was given until June to address those issues, rather than being immediately shut down. ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
A proposal to pay high-performing teachers extra to work in high-poverty schools is headed to the Senate after a warm committee reception on Thursday. HB212 narrowly cleared the House Education Committee last month â ahead of a 51-23 vote in the House â but the Senate Education Committee gave the bill unanimous support, bolstering its odds of passage in the final days of the legislative session. âThis may not be everything but itâs a little,â said Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper. âIt has the ...
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The Price city council is hoping to have plans finalized and approved in the near future for an improvement in
NORTH SALT LAKE- Exemplary husband, father, grandfather and brother Anthony Carl Pollastro, age 63, peacefully passed from this life March
Carl Fredrick William Roennebeck “Fred”, 81, of Arizona and Salt Lake City, UT, left this earth on February 25, 2017
PRICE-Our loving mother, sister, grandma, wife and longtime friend, Merlene “Jo” Harding Asay, age 78, passed away at her home
Bountiful, Utah – JoAnn Buchanan Barham, a woman greatly loved and cherised for her deep love and devotion for her
The Utah Senate gave near-unanimous approval on Wednesday to ending a state ban on the advocacy of homosexuality in public school sex education courses. Senators voted 24-1 in favor of SB196, which replaces the homosexuality language with a restriction against advocating âpremarital or extramarital sexual activity.â Utah law already restricts sex education to a format focused on abstinence and marital fidelity. But Adams has described SB196 as adding âbelts and suspendersâ to the law, while al... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
A simmering debate over Utah prep sports reached the Legislature on Wednesday, with a House committee approving new requirements for the Utah High School Activities Association. Members of the House Education Committee voted 11-2 in favor of HB413, which places the association under Utahâs open meetings and records laws and cuts the groupâs governing body in half, from 32 members to 15. During the fall and winter, the Utah Board of Education approved and later delayed implementation of a polic...
Members of the Senate Education Committee approved a bill Tuesday that would boost school funding through a statewide property tax rate freeze. Current law requires tax rates to remain revenue-neutral by adjusting down as property values increase. But Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, an architect of and advocate for Utahâs âTruth in Taxationâ laws, said taxing entities are expected to raise rates and capture inflation every five to eight years. Except for a $75 million increase in 2015, he sa...
Senators gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a pair of bills that adjust Utahâs school grading and turnaround programs. The grading bill, SB220, would end the practice of grading schools on a curve, put more emphasis on student growth and expand performance metrics beyond standardized testing. Bill sponsor Sen. Ann Millner, R-Ogden, said the bill allows for expectations to be set for each letter grade level, allowing any school to receive an A or B independent of the performance of their siste... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
A Utah lawmaker is taking heat online for breaking a promise to abandon legislation if it didnât earn the support of the Utah Board of Education. In late January, Rep. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine, posted on Instagram and Facebook about pitching his bill, HB136, to the school board. The bill directs the school board to review federal education mandates and, if those mandates conflict with state goals, to request funding from lawmakers to allow Utah schools to ignore the federal Department of Education...
Schools looking to purchase humanoid robots for work with autistic children would get extra help from taxpayers under a bill that gained committee approval Monday. Members of the House Education Committee signed off on HB418, which would set aside $200,000 to reimburse school districts and charter schools for half the cost of a robot designed for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder. At a cost of $5,000 each, bill sponsor Rep. Brad Last, R-Hurricane, said: âThe districts or the charters w...
Drug-sniffing dog shows talent at CHS demo Students at Carbon High School were in a brief lock-down exercise Thursday morning
Representatives from Blue Diamond Capital and Tony Basso GM announced last week a partnership between Marc Bingham and Tony Basso
Utah World Trade Center Chief Executive Derrick Miller says he’s optimistic about the future of trade, specifically exporting, in Utah.
Price Police are investigating an incident of vandalism that left part of the Miners Memorial damaged. The damage was discovered