Feds OK Utah’s Every Student Succeeds Act state plan

Application sought $131M in federal funding to support vulnerable student groups

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  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    July 18, 2018 2:00 p.m.


    Take a deep breath, I'm not sure our Utah public schools are bringing the end of Western Civilization.

  • DarrylBD Layton, UT
    July 14, 2018 7:44 p.m.

    Thank you for reporting on Utah's ESSA plan, and for being so seemingly accurate and thorough. I've been following Utah's ESSA progress for some time. I am quite pleased the plan is finalized and approved. I understand one of the latest hangups was over ESSA's 95% participation requirement for end of level assessments. This conflicted with Utah state law of being able to opt out of those assessments. Does anyone know how this was resolved?
    Also, thanks for posting the actual finalized ESSA plan as part of your article. I have been scouring USBE and USDE sites and could not find it posted anywhere yet. Could you share the citation reference so I can access it at it's source?
    I still need to carefully evaluate this latest version of Utah's ESSA plan, but overall, I'm excited for the direction we seem to be heading. I wish, however, that Utah would catch the full vision intended for the ESSA plan and allow additional indicators and perhaps even a local indicator (decided at the school level) with weight towards school letter grades. Still, congratulations on completing the plan and securing continued funding for our children who have the most critical needs.

  • Misseleer71 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 14, 2018 4:58 a.m.

    I think this is another unlimited taxation law so Utah can raise our state property and sales tax every time a student gets and "F" in any subject or class. Its ridiculous to think or pretend that no student can't fail an already ludicrous education system that has failed to meet any requirement to provide public education in Utah. Utah has control or our children's minds for the first 20 years of their lives and its all been about a forced socialist behavioral modification brainwashing to end the idea children and adults are individuals with individual rights and freedoms and choices. They are striving to end childrens lives just as Hitlet did width his youth core by taking children away form their parents so they can be programed to be and remt to last a thousand years. The only time our children can be with thier parents are in the evening and weekends and they cannot discuss, learn from parents, about the Constitution, freedom, and rights as a conflict of interest with decreed school policies that forbid any knowledge of US history or the government children can control.