Six Recommendations to the Education Task Force

  PDF Link: Recommendation Letter Blog Link: Superintendent Response to Michael Clara Recommendations TEXT OF LETTER: 20 November 2013 DELIVERED: United States Postal Service The Honorable Rebecca D. Lockhart Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives 1413 S. 1710 E. Provo, Utah 84606   Re: Clara Recommendations Dear Speaker Lockhart,   On several occasions this past year, Salt Lake City School District, superintendent Withers has expressed his disdain over the formation and work of the … Continue reading

“…Willing to engage in …deliberation with Mr. Clára..”

The title of this blog posting is a partial quote taken from of a letter sent to the Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives by superintendent Withers, school board president, vice president and business administrator of the Salt Lake City School District. On November 20, 2013, I submitted a 15 page letter to Speaker Lockhart who is serving as the co-chair of the Utah Legislative Task Force on Education. The letter consist of six … Continue reading

Lawmakers, School Principals Discuss Best Practices for At-Risk Students (Deseret News)

By Benjamin Wood, Deseret News  Published: Thursday, Sept. 26 2013 5:35 p.m. MDT SALT LAKE CITY — Principals from some of Utah’s most demographically challenged but high-achieving schools were invited to Thursday’s meeting of the Education Task Force to discuss the successes of their students. The represented schools, from Cache Valley to Utah County, all received A or B grades from the recent school grading report cards, but Senate President Wayne Niederhauser commented that he would have … Continue reading