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September 24, 2014

Recipient of i3 Grant Expands Pre-K in Rural Utah

The Waterford Institute has expanded a Utah in-home pre-K program to reach rural families.

September 09, 2014

Law Allowing Utah Gov. to Pick School Board Candidates Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled that a Utah law requiring the governor and a nominating committee to select which candidates can appear on the ballot for the state Board of Education is unconstitutional.

July 28, 2014

Some States Without NCLB Waivers Say They Dodged a Bullet

Not having to negotiate with federal officials on the finer points of teacher evaluation, rigorous standards, or school turnarounds has made it easier to chart their own paths, some education leaders say.

July 17, 2014

Review of Common Core, Federal Role in Standards Sought by Utah Gov. Herbert

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced July 17 that he wants more information about the common core and for the public to review the standards.

April 04, 2014

Utah Offers Virtual Pre-K $3 Million for Expansion

Utah's lawmakers pledge $3 million to expand a free, virtual pre-K program to serve approximately 25,000 children in its next five years.

March 14, 2014

A Group of Virtual Charters Comes Under Fire in Utah Following State Audit

Two private companies and eight charter schools in Utah are under the microscope after a state audit points to a lack of oversight of online education providers.

March 13, 2014

Questions Dog Utah Virtual Education Providers Following State Audit

Two private companies and eight charter schools in Utah are under the microscope after a state audit points to a lack of oversight of online education providers.

February 03, 2014

Utah Transgender Students' Bathroom Access Would Be Limited Under Bill

The bill would prohibit a student from using "a gender-segregated public school bathroom that does not correspond to the student's phenotype."

August 07, 2013

Utah Personalizes Learning With Portable Records

In October, Digital Learning Now! published Data Backpacks: Portable Records & Learner Profiles. The paper makes the case for portable academic K-12 transcript that follows students grade to grade and school to school

August 05, 2013

Teach America's Youngest a Second Language

Students are learning a second language at an early age because of the Global Schools Network sponsored by VIF International Education and Utah's Dual Language Immersion Program. Research demands that we follow the example of these programs and start with our youngest children.

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