common core http://kuer.org en Governor Launches Review of Academic Standards http://kuer.org/post/governor-launches-review-academic-standards <p></p><p>Governor Gary Herbert is calling for a comprehensive legal review of the state’s adoption of the Common Core Standards. He’s hoping a legal analysis performed by Utah’s Attorney General will quash any misconceptions and ease ongoing concerns that the state has lost control of academic standards and curriculum.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:17:07 +0000 Whittney Evans 49437 at http://kuer.org Governor Launches Review of Academic Standards Senate Approves Bill that Removes Homeschool Curriculum Requirements http://kuer.org/post/senate-approves-bill-removes-homeschool-curriculum-requirements <p></p><p>Parents who homeschool their children in Utah will not be required to follow any state curriculum guidelines under a bill that passed the state Senate Monday. The debate centered around whose responsibility it is to see that children are educated – parents or the government.</p><p>The bill’s sponsor Republican Aaron Osmond explained to the Senate that parents who teach their children at home do not want to be constrained by state curriculum guidelines, and that some of the parents are concerned about the influence of national Common Core Standards in Utah.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:51:30 +0000 Andrea Smardon 42881 at http://kuer.org Senate Approves Bill that Removes Homeschool Curriculum Requirements Activists Decry Common Core at State Office of Ed http://kuer.org/post/activists-decry-common-core-state-office-ed <p></p><p>Anti-Common Core activists and state education officials reached an impasse today when they tried to resolve their differences over Utah’s newly adopted education standards.&nbsp;</p><p>Activists rallied outside the State Office of Education Friday morning to re-affirm their opposition to the Common Core which the state adopted in 2010. &nbsp;Christel Swasey is a teacher and parent.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:28:45 +0000 Whittney Evans 33361 at http://kuer.org Activists Decry Common Core at State Office of Ed KUER News Pod: Thursday May 16, 2013 http://kuer.org/post/kuer-news-pod-thursday-may-16-2013 <p>Utah lawmakers look into ways to encourage people to buy long-term care insurance, a state Senator suggests that the Attorney General become an appointed position, and the Utah Republican Party considers pushing for the elimination of the Common Core academic standards.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F92500456&amp;color=98091a&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 17:27:49 +0000 Brian Grimmett 29381 at http://kuer.org KUER News Pod: Thursday May 16, 2013