Jun. 17, 9:00 AM
The Education Interim Committee of the State Legislature holds a public meeting.
Feb. 23 - Mar. 22
Comcast Newsmakers interviews Robyn Bagley about www.Utah-EducationFacts.com
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The 2009 Legislative Session concluded on Thursday, March 12th at midnight
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark report, A Nation at Risk.
In the 2007-08 school year, Utah spent $8,224 per public school student.
Charter schools are independent public schools run by parents or non-profits.
The average class size in Utah is 22.2
High school students can graduate with an associate's degree and a scholarship worth 75% of college tuition.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark report A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform.Deemed "the most important education reform document of the 20th century" by education historian Diane Ravitch, the report received overwhelming media attention, alerting the entire nation to the failings of our education system and the risk it posed to our national security and economic well-being. The report warned:
"The educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people. What was unimaginable a generation ago has begun to occur--others are matching and surpassing our educational attainments."
The report was released April 26, 1983 and was written by the U.S. Secretary of Education's National Commission on Excellence in Education.