Why Utah teachers are becoming political activists

By: Michele Jones Teachers across America are becoming politically active at a wide range of levels, many for the first time.  Major concerns include funding lower-class sizes, making teacher salaries competitive, and increasing in-school supports.  Education is enshrined in the Utah state Constitution, which guarantees “a public education system, which shall be open to all... Continue Reading →

National Powered By Teach To Lead Summit Comes to Utah for the First Time

Teachers Will Come Together to Address Challenges and Develop Solutions with a Focus on Mathematics SALT LAKE CITY, July 26, 2018 – Utah State Board of Education (USBE), and Hope Street Group (HSG) Utah Teacher Fellows program will bring Powered By Teach to Lead Summit (TTL Summit) to Utah for the first time on July... Continue Reading →

A teacher’s insight on Utah Education Committee meetings

By Lynette Yorgason When I first decided I wanted to be a politically engaged teacher I felt excited, and also very intimidated. My first experience with political engagement was a national advocacy conference for English Language Learners. I was given background information, tips and tricks, and then suddenly I was standing alone outside of the... Continue Reading →

Collecting and Sharing Data As A Means For Valuing Teacher Agency And Voice

By Bridgette Barrowes and Kelly Gill In the summer of 2017, we both became fellows in the inaugural cohort of the Hope Street Group (HSG) Utah Teacher Fellows. Through teacher fellowships, Hope Street Group aims to amplify teacher voices to inform state and district education policies. In Utah, the program is a partnership between Hope... Continue Reading →

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