Education News Roundup: July 31, 2014

Utah State Capitol

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert names the finalists who will appear on November’s ballot for State Board of Education. All the incumbents made it through to the ballot. Jordan District split proposition still — at least somewhat — up in the air. Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham says the state should apply for an ESEA waiver extension. Republican, Democratic political insiders say Utah should keep Common Core. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 31. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 30 , 2014

"Back to School" by Leland Francisco/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Unaccompanied minors are making their way to Utah. Sen. Hatch joins forces with Massachusetts Sen. Markey to update FERPA. Markey, Hatch introduce student privacy proposal. Summer eSmart Camp makes girls ‘detectives of the past,’ exploring archaeology. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 30. . . . → Read More

2014-15 School Year Calendar

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The 2014-2015 school year calendars for districts and charters schools have been updated. . . . → Read More

Carson Smith Scholarship Info

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Program Overview for the 2014‐15 school year The Carson Smith Special Needs Scholarship provides tuition assistance for eligible special needs students enrolled in eligible private schools. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 29, 2014

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In today’s ENR: Washington District touts its preschool program. Hechinger looks at Hoboken NJ’s 1:1 initiative. Food trucks. They’re not just for hipsters anymore. St. George teen receives national leadership award. Teacher remembered as champion for underdogs. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 29. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 28, 2014

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In today’s ENR: Will another Jordan District split be on this fall’s ballot? Will Utah be a temporary shelter for some of the border children? What federal resources are available to schools should that happen? How are states that don’t have an ESEA waiver doing? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 28. . . . → Read More

Basketball Clinic for Youth with Hearing Loss

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A basketball clinic for deaf and hard of hearing children, their siblings and youth with disabilities age 8-18 will be sponsored by and held at the Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Taylorsville, Utah. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 23, 2014

"School Supplies" by Nick Amoscato/CC/flickr

“School Supplies” by Nick Amoscato/CC/flickr

Education News Roundup Today’s Top Picks:

Housekeeping note: ENR will be stretching the definition of three-day weekend until it breaks. The roundup will return on Monday.

Jordan District buys out Deputy Superintendent Burke Jolley’s contract. http://go.uen.org/1zZ (SLT)

Standard follows up on yesterday’s Arkansas . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 22, 2014

Digital Learning tour.

In today’s ENR: South Jordan mayor doesn’t want to split the Jordan District. The Education Task Force looks at ed tech. Some schools are struggling with the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at U.S. borders. And a new study finds the fastest growing group arriving is children under the age of 12. Utah moves up to 11th in child well-being ranks Report » State ranks well on health, poor on poverty. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 22. . . . → Read More