Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, signed into law this week a bill that requires high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test to graduate.
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April 02, 2015
February 09, 2015
The two reports indicate that overall, Utah retains control over its K-12 policy and schools retain control over curriculum under the common core.
January 27, 2015
This is the sixth year that the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has produced the rankings, which are determined by how well state laws stack up against a model law developed by NAPCS.
December 18, 2014
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
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
The Waterford Institute has expanded a Utah in-home pre-K program to reach rural families.
September 09, 2014
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
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
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's lawmakers pledge $3 million to expand a free, virtual pre-K program to serve approximately 25,000 children in its next five years.