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December 18, 2014

States That Don't Fund Public Preschool - Part One

Some of the 10 states that had no public preschool program when the National Institute for Early Education Research last issued a report in 2013 have made moves to change that.

December 08, 2014

Where Early-Literacy Policies Stand in States, and What to Expect in 2015

One thing to watch out for next year is how many states approve policies that hold teachers as well as schools more directly accountable for student literacy.

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."

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