This week, the Utah State Board of Education will have a full meeting covering everything from charter schools to corporal punishment in the classroom. A forum at the U will feature researchers discussing how partisanship can get in the way of communicating with folks of different political stripes. Later in the week, Corey Kanosh, a Paiute singer and traditional dancer killed by police while unarmed in 2012, will be remembered at a vigil and rally at the Utah Capitol.
Utah State Board of Education
Friday, Nov. 7
The State Board of Education has a full agenda, so you'd better be prepared to take notes. The board will discuss action items related to charter school oversight and approvals, and may also make changes to the controversial system for grading schools. A draft proposal to prohibit corporal punishment in Utah's public schools and many other issues will also be discussed.
Utah State Board of Education, 250 E. 500 South, 801-538-7517, Nov. 7, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Schools.Utah.gov/Board
Partisanship and Its Challenges to Communication
Friday, Nov. 7
Professors Natalie and Scott Stroud of the University of Texas at Austin will be talking about their research into how one's partisan politics get in the way of communicating with those who disagree. Natalie Stroud previously dug into this disturbing trend with her book Niche News, which looked at how news consumers select media sources that echo their own views, often leading to further division between citizens of different political persuasions.
Orson Spencer Hall, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, University of Utah, 801-581-8501, Nov. 7, noon-1 p.m., Hinckley.Utah.edu
Idle No More in Memory of Corey Kanosh
Monday, Nov. 10
Corey Kanosh was shot dead by a Millard County sheriff's deputy in October 2012 while unarmed. Corey's loved ones recall a friend and father and a respected traditional Paiute singer and dancer. His friends and loved ones are calling on all to celebrate his memory and take a stand against police violence at this free event.
Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State, Nov. 10, 4 p.m., http://citywk.ly/10fVfGl