Utah lawmakers add $168 million to public education budget  03/12/2014
(Deseret News) Members of the Utah House gave final approval on Wednesday to budget amendments that add $168 million in additional funding to Utah's public schools.

EDITORIAL: Pay attention to the teachers, legislators  03/10/2014
Salt Lake Tribune Editorial by UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh

Utah schools funding boosts don’t always reach classrooms  02/10/2014
(Salt Lake Tribune) When lawmakers decided to boost per-pupil spending last year by 2 percent, many Utahns cheered, envisioning that cash raining on teachers and classrooms. In reality, much of that money was spoken for — by the state retirement system — long before it ever hit schools, a Salt Lake Tribune investigation has found.

UEA panel: boost teacher pay, cut class sizes, upgrade tech  02/01/2014
(Salt Lake Tribune) The Educational Excellence Task Force spent 18 months studying ways to improve education. The group presented its nearly 50-page report Friday to the UEA and policymakers at the Capitol.

Utah teachers want an active voice in education policy decision-making  02/01/2014
(Deseret News) The teachers called on education stakeholders to create an education plan centered on students, adding that such a plan would require "ongoing, sustainable funding" for public schools in Utah.

Teachers to lawmakers: 'Give us a voice in education policies'  02/01/2014
(KSL) Teachers are Utah's education experts and should have an active voice in policy decisions affecting schools, they told state lawmakers Friday. The teachers called on education stakeholders to create an education plan centered on students, adding that such a plan would require "ongoing, sustainable funding" for public schools in Utah.

Teachers present an innovative new vision for Utah public education  01/31/2014
Independent task force members ask lawmakers to consider their education policy recommendations, detailed in a new report.

Utah guv names new education adviser (Salt Lake Tribune)  01/22/2014
(Salt Lake Tribune) The head of the state school board will give up her seat to become Gov. Gary Herbert’s new education adviser. Herbert named Tami Pyfer, of Logan, as his new adviser on Tuesday.

Nebo Education Association member wins national science award  01/17/2014
(Deseret News) Julie Hammari, a sixth-grade teacher at East Meadows Elementary in Spanish Fork, has received the 2013 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching.

Utah gov seeks money for education, prisons, air quality  12/04/2013
(Salt Lake Tribune) Gov. Gary Herbert presented his annual budget blueprint Wednesday, asking legislators to boost public education spending by about $100 more per pupil, expand the state prison in Gunnison, give more state support to colleges and provide a small raise to state employees.

Gov. Gary Herbert unveils $13.3 billion budget  12/04/2013
(Deseret News) His budget would provide $64 million to pay for the 10,300 new students expected in the state's public schools and increase the funding mechanism for schools — the weighted pupil unit — by $61.6 million, or 2.5 percent.

Utah will have more to spend in new budget year  11/25/2013
(Deseret News) There's going to be $206 million in new revenue to spend in the new budget year that begins July 1, 2014, plus another $132 million in surplus funds, the Governor's Office of Management and Budget announced Monday.

UEA presents awards to 2013 top educators and public education advocates  10/18/2013
Ten educators each received a $1,500 cash award at the KeyBank Superstars in Education celebration on Oct. 17. UEA Honor Roll and Human & Civil Rights awards were also presented.

Davis Education Association member named 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year  10/07/2013
Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Martell Menlove announced today that Foxboro Elementary School fifth grade teacher Allison P. Riddle has been named Utah’s 2014 Teacher of the Year.

Coach suspends team: UEA member receives national media attention  09/26/2013
(CBS This Morning) Why a high school football coach suspended nearly every player on team...

Evaluation ‘Toolkit’ Debuts  09/24/2013
Leaders learn to improve teaching skills, prepare for educators for new evaluations at Sept. 21 all-day training.

School grades do not reflect reality  08/26/2013
Legislatively mandated school grades miss the mark in school accountability, according to the UEA.

Delegates to the 2013 NEA Representative Assembly raise their hands for student success  07/11/2013
Student learning took center stage at the NEA’s annual Representative Assembly July 3-7 in Atlanta. More than 70 Utah educators joined their colleagues from across the nation in Atlanta during the first week of July to supercharge the drive for public education and student success.

East High teacher named Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellow  07/01/2013
(Salt Lake Tribune) Leigh VandenAkker spent the last week in Brazil learning global competency.

Teachers: Six Ways the Common Core is Good For Students  05/16/2013
(NEA Today Express) As the Common Core debate heats up, we’ve heard a lot from policy makers, politicians, and even TV talk show hosts about the challenges posed by the new standards and whether they’ll help or hurt education. With all the chatter, the voices of the professionals who are actually responsible for implementing the Common Core has been all but drowned out in the mainstream media.

Five Teachers Win Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards  05/10/2013
UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh and Gov. Gary Herbert joined Arch Coal Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Paul Lang as he presented trophies, classroom plaques and checks to the winners.

Legislative leaders thank educators at Public Education Day on Capitol Hill  03/12/2013
Hundreds of teachers, classified school employees, parents, students and others packed the Capitol Rotunda March 11 in a show of support for public education.

NEA President: Education community shares Newtown’s grief and loss   12/14/2012
“We join the Newtown community and our entire nation in mourning the deaths of innocent children and educators due to violence. As members of the education community, we extend our deepest sympathies to members of the AFTCT who have lost friends and colleagues. We are deeply concerned for everyone in the Newtown community and will work with the AFTCT and the Connecticut Education Association in the hours and days ahead to help them in any way we can to cope with this tragedy.”

Photo Courtesy Blanding Fire Department

Donations to Help Utah High School Library Destroyed by Fire  11/20/2012
To help teachers devastated by this fire, the Utah Education Association and the High Desert UniServ joined with the UEA Children at Risk Foundation to create a special “San Juan Fire Fund.” Funds will be used to reimburse teachers for any losses not covered by insurance.

Granger High teacher honored for her dedication, determination  11/19/2012
(Salt Lake Tribune) Her peers took notice of her dedication and determination, nominating her for the Utah Education Association Excellence in Teaching award. Carson was one of 10 teachers in the state who were recipients of $1,500 courtesy of the Arch Coal Foundation at the Superstars in Education banquet in October.

Area educators honored by UEA  10/22/2012
(Ogden Standard-Examiner) Among the 10 winners statewide were Melissa Atwood, math teacher at Woods Cross High School, in Davis School District; and Robyn Esplin, third-grade teacher at Garland Elementary School in Box Elder School District.

Ogden-Weber UniServ Director Retires  09/04/2012
Ogden-Weber UniServ Director Rick Palmer has retired after eight years in the position.

At 98, she is still 'part of the action'  04/19/2012
Although she’s been retired from education longer than most are in their careers, Dorothy Jonas continues to make regular contributions to the Utah Education Association Political Action Committee.

$25 million education budget error discovered  04/11/2012
In a statement issued April 11, the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) announced it discovered a miscalculation in the data used by the Utah Legislature to appropriate school funding for the upcoming fiscal year. This miscalculation left a shortfall of approximately $25 million between what was appropriated and what is needed to fully fund student growth for the upcoming school year.

Teachers lend their voices for change on Utah's Capitol Hill  03/27/2012
(KSL-TV) More than ever before, teachers -- not their union leaders, but actual teachers -- had a presence at the capitol during the state legislative session. Advocates say, without a doubt, they made a difference.

New study says Utahns top priorities are economy, education  03/27/2012
(Utah Foundation) In this election year, Utahns are more confident that the state is heading in the right direction than they were two years ago. However, they are still not as confident as they were in the 2004 and 2008 elections. Their concerns about issues like jobs and the economy, public education, and healthcare remain strong.

Teacher morale at lowest point in more than 20 years  03/18/2012
(Deseret News) According to a new survey released on Wednesday, teachers have their lowest job satisfaction in more than 20 years.

PTA Golden Apple award winners named  03/16/2012
(Deseret News) Each year, Utah’s PTA and television station KUED recognize outstanding educators, volunteers and school PTA groups who go above and beyond. State winners are selected from a group of nominees submitted by individual schools throughout the state.

2012 Legislative Summary  03/09/2012
Prior to the beginning of the 2012 Utah General Legislative Session, Utah Education Association leaders identified four critical priorities: passing comprehensive employment reform (SB64), preserving collective bargaining, maintaining rights to payroll deduction of dues, and protecting orderly termination procedures. These goals were all met.

Statement by NEA President Dennis Van Roekel Regarding Release of MetLife Survey of The American Teacher  03/07/2012
(NEA Press Release) “The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher results are shocking, with teacher job satisfaction having dropped to the lowest level in more than 20 years. Some 29 percent of teachers—professionals of extraordinary talent and dedication—are thinking of leaving the profession they love due, in part, to the unconscionable cuts to the resources their students need.

2012 Legislature: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly  02/14/2012
This week marks the midpoint of the 2012 Utah Legislative Session. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, legislators are working hard to make the changes they believe will make a difference for Utah’s students. So far, the UEA is tracking more than 120 education-related bills.

UEA and MediaOne partner to transform annual teachers’ convention  02/13/2012
(UEA Press Release) Through a new partnership with MediaOne, the UEA intends to add a whole new dimension to its annual convention with expanded events and activities geared toward parents, students and others involved in education.

Governor Visits UEA Board Meeting  02/07/2012
The Governor began his comments to the Board by expressing his gratitude for teachers and the work they do across the state. He also said he believes the UEA and public education have a much stronger voice now than in recent years, a fact he attributes “in large part to the efforts of Sharon and those from the UEA who are reaching out” to business and political leaders.

NEA Priority Schools: How Family Involvement is Helping in Utah  01/11/2012
If it hadn’t been for parental involvement at Glendale Middle School, a large group of girls would be failing gym class for one simple reason – they couldn’t wear the uniform.

Utah Education Association hopes for collaboration with lawmakers  01/01/2012
(Salt Lake Tribune) "I remain hopeful that we will be able to sit down together and look at public education in our state and move it forward," said UEA president Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh.

NEA Spotlight on SLC's Glendale Middle: "Having Faith in the Students"  12/21/2011
(NEA Priority Schools Campaign) At Glendale, a target site of NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign, the teachers are taking the lead in transforming the educational experience for students at one of Salt Lake’s consistently low performing schools.

Bingham High chemistry teacher wins statewide honor   12/01/2011
(Salt Lake Tribune) In her 19th year in education, Brown has won the prestigious Excellence in Teaching award, a statewide honor given each year to 10 outstanding educators by the Utah Education Association. Brown won $1,500 from the UEA and partner Arch Coal Foundation.

Tough love earns Canyons teacher statewide award  11/17/2011
(Salt Lake Tribune) "My first thought," said Van Dyken, who won $1,500 from the UEA and partnering Arch Coal Foundation, "was every teacher deserves an award like this."

Seeking Input and Perspective from Our Educators: Comments and Thoughts on the Education Employee Reform Act Proposal  11/04/2011
(USOE Blog by Sen. Aaron Osmond) As I have met with parents, educators, and administrators, many have asked me if I could simplify the details of the proposal down to a few bullet points that we could easily discuss and compare. Here are the key points of the proposed legislation as I see them.

Proposal would eliminate collective bargaining, career status   11/04/2011
The proposed Public Education Employment Reform Act would eliminate traditional collective bargaining, the orderly termination statute, and “career” status for educators.

Oakridge Elementary Teacher Named 2011 Utah History Teacher of the Year  11/02/2011
(USOE Press Release) Jan Rolan, a teacher at Granite District's Oakridge Elementary and member of the Granite Education Association, has been named the 2011 Utah History Teacher of the Year.

Arch Coal Foundation, UEA Name 2011 Top Educators and Public Education Advocates  10/22/2011
Ten educators were honored with 2011 Arch Coal Foundation Excellence in Teaching Awards during the Utah Education Association’s annual Superstars in Education banquet at Noah’s in South Jordan. The guest speaker for the banquet was Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert.

UEA representatives to NEA Board report on NEA Board of Directors Meeting  10/19/2011
by NEA Directors Ryan Anderson & Sue Dickey

East High Social Studies Teacher Named Utah Teacher of the Year  10/07/2011
Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway today named Salt Lake City East High School Techniques for Tough Times/social studies teacher Leigh M. VandenAkker Utah's 2012 Teacher of the Year.

NEA’s ‘Priority Schools Campaign’ addresses needs at SLC school  10/05/2011
In May and August 2011, leaders from the Salt Lake Teachers Association (SLTA) and the Utah Education Association (UEA) met with administrators and teachers at Salt Lake’s Glendale Middle School to discuss the school’s needs and how to improve student outcomes at the consistently low-performing school. They were joined by experts from the National Education Association (NEA).

NEA Foundation Funding Opportunity for NEA Members  10/03/2011
The NEA Foundation announced a new partnership to help educators faced with shrinking classroom budgets enlist public support to acquire the tools to engage and inspire students.

‘Orderly Termination Act’ Changes Considered  09/16/2011
Under terms of the proposed legislation, individual school boards would be required to establish employment policies and procedures, which “may be subject to negotiation with employees or their associations as determined by each board.”

Arch Coal to Sponsor ‘Excellence in Teaching’ Awards  09/15/2011
The UEA is pleased to announce a partnership with the Arch Coal Foundation to sponsor the “Excellence in Teaching” awards. The awards are presented each year to 10 Utah public school teachers whose efforts in the classroom have significantly impacted the life of an individual child or group of children.

Back to the Table in Ogden!  09/14/2011
In a letter to all Ogden City School District employees, newly appointed Supt. Brad Smith said the District and OEA “will engage in interest-based negotiations for the 2012-13 school year.” In addition, he said the District and OEA bargaining teams “will immediately explore and shortly commence joint training in interest-based negotiations.”

Educator suite provides online options for services  09/09/2011
Utah teachers no longer need to wait in line or visit a state office to renew their license. Online, they can access a variety of critical services through the USOE.

Are teachers underpaid? Half of Utahns think so  08/21/2011
(Salt Lake Tribune) Exactly half of Utah residents believe public school teachers in the state are paid too little, according to a Salt Lake Tribune poll. Forty-one percent think teachers are paid “about right” and 6 percent think the pay is too high. Women were much more likely than men to rate teachers as underpaid, with 68 percent saying the pay is too little compared with 31 percent of men.

Proposals Target UEA/Public Schools  08/17/2011
“Not since the voucher battle in 2007 has public education faced so many attacks. The actions being studied by the Education Interim Committee are part of a concerted national effort to privatize our public schools. Our teachers should be treated with dignity and respect, yet these proposals are clearly directed at silencing the voice of teachers and weakening their association.”

Educator Evaluation Standards Tentatively Set  08/12/2011
(KCPW) As local school districts work to put together new state mandated teacher evaluation committees, the State Board of Education recently approved preliminary evaluation standards for educators and administrators across the state.

Highland educator to receive Award for Teaching Excellence  08/01/2011
Gay Beck, a Kindergarten educator at Highland Elementary, is a recipient of the California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence, one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for public educators.

Ogden teachers rally over contract ultimatum  07/15/2011
(Standard-Examiner) District teachers, with their representatives and supporters wearing red T-shirts to show solidarity, on Thursday rallied at Liberty Park, then walked along Monroe Boulevard to district offices to express righteous indignation with a new Ogden School District teachers’ contract.

Ogden teachers attack new contracts with rally  07/15/2011
(KSL-TV) "I put in 20 years in this district, taught thousands of kids, made it my life, given all that I've had to make them better, and I got kicked in the face for it," Ogden Education Association President Doug Stephens told the men, women and children gathered.

Hundreds rally against new Ogden teacher contracts  07/15/2011
(Deseret News) Hundreds of teachers gathered Thursday to rally against the Ogden School Board's decision to draw up a contract without teacher input.

Ogden teachers, other unions rally for collective bargaining   07/15/2011
(Salt Lake Tribune) Wearing red T-shirts and waving black-and-white signs, an estimated 800 people rallied in Ogden’s Liberty Park on Thursday to protest the city school district’s decision to not negotiate a contract with its teachers union.

Ogden Teachers Rally For Wage Negotiations  07/15/2011
(KUTV-2 News) Last fall, the Ogden Board of Education and the Ogden Education Association (OEA) reached an impasse in 2010-11 contract negotiations for wages, benefits and working conditions.

Ogden teachers furious over pay raises  07/15/2011
(ABC-4 TV) Teachers from multiple school districts were holding signs reading, teachers are not the problem, and there are two sides to a contract.

New Mobile App for Discounts  06/22/2011
Introducing the new UEA/Access My Deals Mobile application! All the great deals available only to UEA members are now on your phone!

Teacher Pay Still Losing Ground  05/27/2011
(NEA Today) According to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), public school teachers in 2010 earned about 12 percent less than comparable workers – a pay gap that’s been persistent for the past two decades and that accelerated between 1996 and 2000, an economic boom time for other workers.

Watson replaces McCoy as UEA General Counsel  05/16/2011
UEA General Counsel Michael McCoy retired in April after nearly four decades representing teachers. He is succeeded by local employment law attorney Tracey M. Watson.

Press Release: Smithfield Educators Receive $5,000 Grant  05/13/2011
Richard Rigby and Carla Cox of Birch Creek Elementary in Smithfield, Utah have received a $5,000 Student Achievement Grant from the NEA Foundation to improve students’ mastery of technology by introducing Smart Boards and other technology in the classroom.

UEA Press Release: Teachers from around the west donate books to Utah students  05/12/2011
Salt Lake School District Superintendent McKell Withers and Utah Education Association President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh joined with the Cat in the Hat at an event celebrating the book donation on May 12. The two school leaders read to Kindergarten and first-grade classes while the Cat interacted with students and handed out books.

Press Release: Teacher leaders recommend overhaul of evaluation and accountability  05/11/2011
Based on recommendations of a workgroup of NEA leaders convened by NEA President Dennis Van Roekel this spring, the NEA Board of Directors has approved for final action a policy statement that revamps teacher evaluation and accountability. The statement reflects the first broad endorsement by NEA of the need for evaluation and accountability reform.

Article: Utah’s Effectiveness Project for Quality Education  04/28/2011
Utah’s Effectiveness Project for Quality Education: Making a Difference in Leader Preparation, Mentoring Programs, and Performance Assessment By Kerrie Naylor, Ph.D.

Five Utah Educators Receive Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards  04/15/2011
(Press Release) On April 15, Arch Coal Senior Vice President Paul Lang announced the five Utah winners of the 2011 Arch Coal Foundation Teacher Achievement Awards.

Rally to Support American Labor  04/05/2011
On April 2, 2011, a group of about 2,000, including several hundred educators, gathered on the steps of Utah’s Capitol to remember that dream and to stand in solidarity with working people in other states where well-funded organizations are attacking the rights for which Dr. King gave his life.

Poll: Utahns want more money for education  03/27/2011
(Deseret News) The Legislature increased education funding by about 2.2. percent this year, and reallocated other funds in order to send a total of about $3.5 billion to schools. Lawmakers chose to fund the estimated 14,700 new students expected to enter the public education system in the fall. It's the first time new funds have been allocated for new students in three years.

UEA PRESS RELEASE: Public Education Budget  03/11/2011
“Our legislature has demonstrated its commitment to funding public education by avoiding major budget cuts and providing for growth,” said UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh. “This budget will help educators focus on delivering a quality education without worrying about what will be cut next.”

UEA EDITORIAL: School bills don't represent Utahns  03/04/2011
(Editorial in the Deseret News) It’s clear there are a few powerful, well-connected individuals who would much rather dismantle our neighborhood schools than improve them—with the end goal of creating more private and charter schools that serve (and benefit) only a few.

Newspaper Ad Encourages Support for Governor’s Public Ed Budget  02/28/2011
In an open letter to Utah legislators, 14 local non-profit organizations warned that “Decreasing budgets and increasing demands are on a collision course. This cannot continue without severe implications for the future of our students and our state’s economy.”

Editorial: F on education...Legislators undermining schools  02/21/2011
(Salt Lake Tribune Editorial) The Utah Legislature has a history of starving public schools and then criticizing them for failures.

Utah Educator Honored as Finalist at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala  02/14/2011
On Friday, February 11 at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education gala, Karen Gorringe, a sixth-grade teacher at Bluffdale Elementary, was honored as one of five finalists for the NEA Member Benefits Award for Teaching Excellence.

(SL Tribune) McEntee: Teacher leaves the classroom, camps on Capitol Hill  02/08/2011
(Salt Lake Tribune) This time last year, Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh was sitting in her second-grade classroom, lamenting a proposed $84-million funding cut to public education in Utah. This year, she’s on Capitol Hill as president of the Utah Education Association, and she’s determined to unravel fiction from fact about Utah’s neighborhood schools.

UEA Editorial: Effective teacher evaluation programs can improve schools  01/29/2011
Some have vilified teacher associations as protectors of bad teachers. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the Utah Education Association and its local affiliates in each Utah school district are constantly seeking ways to improve teacher effectiveness and ensure a quality teacher in every classroom.

21 Utah Teachers Earn National Board Certification  12/15/2010
(Press Release from NBPTS) As the conversation in the education arena expands from teacher quality to teacher effectiveness, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), the organization that sets and maintains the standards for teaching excellence, is pleased to announce that 21 Utah teachers achieved National Board Certification in 2010.

PRESS RELEASE: UEA president joins educators on national panel to study teaching profession  12/13/2010
UEA president and former second-grade teacher Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh is one of 21 educators nationwide selected to participate on an independent commission to study the teaching profession and make recommendations on maximizing teacher and teaching effectiveness.

PRESS RELEASE: UEA Calls Governor’s Budget ‘Encouraging’  12/10/2010
The Utah Education Association (UEA) is encouraged by the $63 million in additional funding for public education proposed by Utah Governor Gary Herbert in his 2011-12 budget proposal.

Teachers Unions and Education Reform  12/02/2010
(KUER News) UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh and other guests address claims that one of the biggest obstacles to education reform is the union that protects bad teachers and prevents incentives for more highly qualified professionals.

Press Release: UEA Applauds Approval of $101 Million in Education Jobs Money  11/18/2010
The Utah Education Association praises the Utah legislators who stood up for Utah students and voted in favor of accepting more than $101 million in federal funding for Utah schools. The federal education jobs money targeted for Utah will have a dual benefit of improving educational quality and boosting Utah’s economy.

Stephenson bill makes it easier to fire bad teachers  11/17/2010
A new bill could remove certain protections from poorly performing teachers in Utah, basically making it easier for them to be fired.

Proposed bill would make firing bad teachers easier  11/16/2010
A new bill would remove certain protections from poorly performing teachers in Utah, basically making it easier for them to be fired.

Utah lawmaker wants to make it easier to boot ineffective teachers  11/12/2010
Sen. Howard Stephenson, who co-chairs the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee, plans to propose a bill this coming legislative session that would remove certain protections when teachers perform poorly.

U-PAC 2010 Post-Election Wrap-Up  11/03/2010
The November 2010 election results were mixed for candidates recommended by the Utah Education Association Political Action Committee (U-PAC).

Audit report: Utah charter schools need better oversight  10/21/2010
The report released by the Office of the Legislative Auditor General found lapses in the financial reporting processes of several schools and a need for better fiscal policies and enforcement by the State Charter School Board.

Press Release: Donation assists with Grantsville school’s fire losses  10/19/2010
Representatives from the Tooele Education Association and the Utah Education Association presented the donation to the Tooele Board of Education during the Board’s regular meeting on Oct. 19.

Speaker says collaboration leads to school success  10/16/2010
Alan Blankstein, who authored Failure Is Not an Option: Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools, delivered a keynote address about collaboration at the Utah Education Association’s annual convention Friday in Sandy.

Herbert, Corroon talk to teachers after dual UEA endorsement  10/15/2010
Gov. Gary Herbert wants to help fund schools by growing the economy. His opponent, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, wants to reexamine the state’s tax structure, use of school buildings, limit corporate incentives and impose limitations on how much money lawmakers may transfer. School funding was one of the main topics both candidates discussed in front of hundreds of educators at the Utah Education Association’s (UEA) annual convention Thursday.

Teachers Learn About Perils of Social Media  10/15/2010
The largest teachers’ union in the state wrapped up its two-day annual convention today at the South Towne Expo Center. KCPW’s Elizabeth Ziegler attended one of the 41 workshops offered. This one was aimed at teaching teachers how to avoid problems on social networking sites.

Teachers push quality public education at annual convention  10/14/2010
The theme for this year's conference is "Speak for Tomorrow Today," a phrase Gallagher-Fishbaugh hopes will encourage everyone to advocate for fair funding for Utah's public schools. "We are asking for the citizens of our state to recommit to making quality public schools for every child," says Gallagher-Fishbaugh.

Alpine Kindergarten Teacher Named Utah Teacher of the Year  10/02/2010
Highland Elementary School kindergarten teacher Gay Beck was named Utah's 2011 Teacher of the Year.

Report finds Utah students lag behind those in 'peer states'  10/01/2010
Utah students lag far behind in reading, math and science test scores, according to a new local study that compares Utah students with those in states that have similar demographics…