Education News Roundup: July 22, 2014

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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

High School CPR/AED Training Returns

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With support from the Utah State Legislature, American Heart Association, and the Utah Department of Health, the Utah State Office of Education will provide a reimbursement of $6.00 per pupil specifically for the high quality CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 21, 2014

Gov. Gary Herbert

In today’s ENR: South Jordan councilman still wants a Jordan School District split placed on the ballot. Chromebooks grow in popularity among schools. Homeless girl graduates from Ben Lomond. Governor seeks to review Common Core standards. Links to these stories and many more in the Education News Roundup for July 21. . . . → Read More

Science Online Course Development

Sarah Young, Science Specialist at the Utah State Office of Education

We are pleased to announce that we have been approved to continue the online science endorsement course development for this fall 2014. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 18, 2014

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act as Reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

State School Board postpones its decision on whether to file for an extension of its ESEA waiver. There’s plenty of follow up on the Governor’s call for more information on Utah’s standards. Utah teachers travel to Finland to see what they can learn about schools there. Wisconsin Gov. Walker asks the legislature there to repeal Common Core. All that and more in today’s news roundup. . . . → Read More

UPPAC Q&A: Teachers and Campaigning

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Q & A

The Utah State Office of Education’s legal team answers your questions about Utah’s public education system. In this edition, a teacher wants advice on campaigning for a local school board candidate. The answer and how to submit your question are in the July 18 UPPAC’s Q&A. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary: July 17, 2014

In its July 17 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Postponed until August 8 a decision on whether to apply for an extension to Utah’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver. • Announced the hiring of a firm to assist in the State Superintendent of Public Instruction search process and set a tentative time line for a new hire. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 17, 2014

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What will the Utah State Board of Education do about the state’s ESEA waiver in tonight’s meeting? Governor Herbert looks into Utah’s education standards. Industry officials push tech ed at the Legislature. Speaker Lockhart is looking for volunteers to review Utah curriculum. North Carolina looks to tweak Common Core. Wyoming is sending out a survey on public education governance there. All that and more in today’s news roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 16, 2014

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Martell Menlove

Utah State Board of Education hires Search Group Partners to assist in search for a new State Superintendent. Spanish Fork Library helps teens with writing over the summer. The “every child reading on grade level by third grade” education reform is losing some of its luster, and a Mesa, Arizona charter school comes under criticism for using two of Cleon Skousen’s history texts as part of the curriculum. All that and more in today’s news roundup. . . . → Read More