- The pandemic threw a spotlight on the virtues of virtual school
- > Sep 7, 3:50 PM: As principal of Mountain Heights Academy since its inception in 2009 — it was first called Open High School until grades seven through nine were added in 2012 — Tonks has watched a slow and steady growth as students around the state
- Utah parents sue state for banning school districts from enacting mask mandates
- Aug 24, 10:55 AM: A group of Utah parents is suing the state for its ban on school districts enacting their own mask mandates — which they say leaves kids “unnecessarily unprotected and at-risk” from COVID-19 in the classroom.
- Freedom Preparatory Academy opens new K-5 charter school in St. George
- > Aug 16, 3:44 PM: When asked why parents should send their children to Freedom Prep instead of a public school, Winn said, “The ability to make personalized decisions for our students. Freedom Prep prioritizes on personalized education for its
- Does your child’s school district offer online learning options?
- > Aug 11, 9:31 AM: Many Utah school districts have decided to offer online learning options for the 2021 to 2022 school year. These options are meant to accommodate students who preferred learning from home, as well as those who do not feel
- The Utah districts where your child can enroll in online school, even if you don’t live there
- > Aug 2, 10:28 AM: As the new school year approaches, your kids may be eager to return in person to classrooms. Or you may have discovered during the pandemic that they are stronger students from home — more focused, or less anxious, or better able to
- Salt Lake City School District offers new online option for K-6 students
- > Jul 22, 10:52 AM: “One of the silver linings of the pandemic is that we learned new ways to do things and that we can be effective online,” he said. “And in fact, there are students and parents who need and/or want [school]
- Utah tax credit offers huge savings for people who donate to special needs education
- > Jul 21, 3:07 PM: Children First Education Fund provides scholarships for students with disabilities to attend private schools of their choice. It’s funded through the Utah’s Special Needs Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides a
- Utah charter schools at a crossroads with first enrollment decrease in 10 years
- May 25, 7:41 AM: The January meeting of the Utah State Charter School Board was unusual. The oversight authority that grants Utah charter schools the right to open denied the applications of three potential schools in one meeting.
- Online learning options added during the pandemic, to some extent, will stick around
- > May 21, 6:27 AM: As the COVID-19 pandemic worsened last summer and hopes of it ending before the 2020-21 school year dimmed, local districts scrambled to expand online instruction as parents considered whether they would send their students back for
- Utah charter school pushes back on calls for staff training
- May 12, 6:37 AM: The school, which has half a dozen campuses and 5,000 students, was told to repay nearly $3,000,000 in special education money after it was accused of misspending the taxpayer funds.
- School choice: Utah taxpayers helping students with disabilities
- Apr 29, 5:40 AM: After a year of remote learning and off-again on-again in- person instruction, parents in Utah and nationwide are reviving their interest in school choice, particularly when it comes to children with disabilities.
- No child is standard -- this personalized education program is helping students through the pandemic with online learning
- > Apr 14, 5:42 AM: My Tech High is a personalized education program administered in partnership with innovative public school districts across the country. The My Tech High program is made possible thanks to forward-thinking public school district
- Utah school districts start new virtual schools as post-pandemic option
- Mar 18, 5:14 AM: Students in Utah who are thriving online will have new choices to keep learning virtually once the pandemic is over.
- What does education in Utah look like, post-pandemic?
- > Mar 15, 6:23 AM: "There’s families that want flexibility. There’s families that want to travel. Families want to do unique things. There are families that want to go to school only half day. Let’s provide it. There’s no reason we can’t,” Menlove
- Survey: Jordan School District parents want to keep pandemic schedule
- Mar 11, 8:04 AM: More than 16,000 people weighed in on the survey, which asked questions like if they were satisfied with the current four-day in-person schedule with Fridays set aside for distance learning or small group sessions.
- Salt Lake teachers, students rally against ‘bullying’ from Utah Legislature
- Feb 25, 6:48 AM: Jennifer Woznick, a fifth grade teacher at Meadowlark Elementary School, described to a cheering crowd of other teachers, students and parents what she called examples of recent “bullying” from Utah lawmakers.
- A Utah School Made Black History Month Optional. Then It Reversed Itself.
- Feb 9, 7:12 AM: The Maria Montessori Academy, a charter school in North Ogden, allowed parents to opt their students out. But after an outcry and discussions with the parents, it changed course.
- Pandemic’s ‘learning loss’: It’s gonna take ‘astronomical’ investment in Utah students to make up for the toll
- Feb 1, 7:13 AM: State School Board seeks $260M to help students make up for what they didn’t learn during pandemic’s disrupted school schedule
- Salt Lake City parents lose their legal fight to reopen schools.
- > Jan 29, 8:39 AM: A district judge has ruled that Utah’s children are not entitled under the state constitution to an in-person education, leaving how and where learning happens — including entirely online during the pandemic — up to each local
- A Provo charter school and its landlord are at war over commercial tenants on campus
- > Jan 21, 7:56 AM: Treeside Charter School in Provo on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. The school is locked in battle with the developer and landlord over his lease of space on campus to commercial tenants, which has raised concerns about student safety and