Education News Roundup: May 27, 2016

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In today’s ENR: The follow up continues on the transgender student guidance letter. Salt Lake Trib reporters discuss it. Two second graders honored for helping save a teacher aide who had suffered a stroke at school. With new ESSA flexibility, California considers whether parents are best helped in understanding student achievement with a school grade/score or a dashboard. Take a look at this student commute to school in China; it’s pretty much straight uphill. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 27, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 26, 2016

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In today’s ENR: High School Graduations on tap for Friday and Saturday. The CEO of Pearson discusses the future of standardized testing. Preschoolers donate money for all-inclusive playground. All-abilities facility ยป Playground slated for City Center Park. Education Department Releases ESSA Accountability Rules. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 26, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 25, 2016

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In today’s ENR: KTVX looks at next year’s looming teacher shortage in Utah. BYU researchers look at the “more kids in your family, less education” phenomenon. Think you have a long commute to work? Check out this teacher. All of you “i before e” fans rejoice. The National Spelling Bee starts today. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 25, 2016. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Strategic Planning Session

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This meeting will not be streamed live. It will be recorded and a copy of the recording will be posted to the Public Meeting Notice Website: http://www.utah.gov/pmn/index.html. . . . → Read More

Math Grant is now Open

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The K-12 Math Instructional Learning Software Grant is now open. This application will close Friday, June 10th at midnight . As a reminder, the programs listed in the application are ONLY to be used as a supplement and are not intended to replace core classroom instruction. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 23, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Local media take a look at the funding race in the gubernatorial campaign. Trib also looks at campaign funding in the Utah State Board of Education races. Sen. Hillyard discusses the governor’s position on Common Core. Nationally, the Hechinger Report looks at student achievement data in Kentucky, one of the earliest adopters and testers of Common Core. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 23, 2016. . . . → Read More

Public Comment Sought on Draft Social Studies Standards

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The Utah State Board of Education has approved the release of the secondary social studies standards for 90- day public comment. The draft is attached. Your feedback is welcome and encouraged. Please read the standards and provide your comments in the corresponding surveys below. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 20, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert discusses the transgender bathroom issue. Tribune looks at charter school management companies in Utah. Legislature discusses competency-based education. Utah communities still among fastest-growing in country, Census estimates show. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 20, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 19, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Legislature approves restoration of some of the education funds cut in line-item vetoes. Plans for Crimson schools move forward in St. George. New report looks at ESSA transition in the states. Former students, teachers say goodbye to closing Dee Elementary school in Ogden. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 19, 2016. . . . → Read More