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Parents and students protest students wearing masks to school during a rally in Farmington, Utah on April 10, 2021. Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said Thursday, May 6, 2021, he has no plans to renew the state's mask order for K-12 schools next fall, following months of mounting pressure from parents calling for the mandate's end.
Parents and students protest students wearing masks to school during a rally in Farmington, Utah.
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Education Governor Says Utah Won't Mandate Masks in Schools Next Fall
Gov. Spencer Cox said the state has no plans to require masks for K-12 students next fall, following months of rising pressure from parents.
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Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares
The National Education Association warns that some of the progress in teacher pay could be jeopardized by the pandemic.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Utah
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Utah
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
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Education Betsy DeVos OKs ESSA Plans for California, Utah
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos green-lighted California and Utah's plans to implement the Every Student Succeed Act. That means just one state is still waiting: Florida.
Alyson Klein, July 12, 2018
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Classroom Technology Teacher's Facebook Post on Students' Social Media Secrets Goes Viral
Utah science teacher Skipper Coates asked her students to complete the following sentence: "What my parents don't know about social media is..."
Benjamin Herold, March 13, 2018
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Education Utah Will Ask for Test Participation Waiver From ESSA
Utah's state board members said last week that they support its state's test participation law which conflicts with the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Daarel Burnette II, February 9, 2018
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School & District Management School Named for Andrew Jackson Changes Name to Honor Famed NASA Engineer
Mary Jackson's story is among those depicted in the book "Hidden Figures," which focused on the lives of black women who worked as mathematicians and engineers for NASA during the Space Race. Before landing there, Jackson worked as a math teacher in Maryland.
Corey Mitchell, February 8, 2018
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School & District Management Utah Earns a C on State Report Card, Ranks 31st in Nation
This Quality Counts 2018 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 17, 2018
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Education Utah Ruling Highlights Sticky Issue of Partisan School Board Elections
In Florida, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Utah, Republicans are arguing that candidates for local and state school boards should run on party tickets.
Daarel Burnette II, December 21, 2017
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School & District Management Can a High School Course Help to Solve a State's Teacher Shortage?
This fall, two high schools in Provo, Utah will offer students in grades 10 through 12 an introductory course called Careers in Education I, with the aim of enticing young people into the teaching profession.
Brenda Iasevoli, July 21, 2017
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Every Student Succeeds Act Political Policy Questions Tinge Ed-Tech Conference
Political uncertainty in the federal policy arena hung heavy over the recent ASU/GSV Summit, an annual event that draws thousands of educational technology executives, developers, and investors.
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Teaching Profession Utah Bill Would Offer Some Teachers in High Poverty Schools $5,000 Bonuses
The original proposal attached $672,000 to the bonus scheme but lawmakers have reduced that to $250,000 to boost the bill's chances of passage.
Emmanuel Felton, March 13, 2017
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States State of the States: Montana, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
February 28, 2017
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