school grading http://kuer.org en School Grading Fixes Advance in Education Committee http://kuer.org/post/school-grading-fixes-advance-education-committee <p></p><p>State lawmakers in the Senate Education committee voted unanimously Monday morning to support proposed changes to the controversial school grading system. Republican Senator Stuart Adams’ bill would provide additional flexibility for schools, including the option to opt out of the system.</p><p>Last fall,&nbsp;<a href="http://psdreports.schools.utah.gov/Gateway">Utah schools received, for the first time letter grades “A” through “F”</a>&nbsp;under the state’s second and newest grading system. Senator Stuart Adams says it’s has already increased transparency.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:28:33 +0000 Whittney Evans 42583 at http://kuer.org School Grading Fixes Advance in Education Committee State Releases Controversial School Grades http://kuer.org/post/state-releases-controversial-school-grades <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Schools across Utah for the first time have been issued a single letter grade for their performance. According to the results of a new school grading system, released this morning, more than half of the state’s public schools got an A or a B, while the rest got C’s D’s or F’s. The education community responded this morning by calling the new system poor policy. But lawmakers contend it shines a light on poor-performing public schools.</span></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 22:48:20 +0000 Whittney Evans 34876 at http://kuer.org State Releases Controversial School Grades