Education News Roundup: July 1, 2015

"69/365 - School Supplies in Excess" by Alissa Becker/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Daily Herald looks at issues for one of the country’s youngest counties. That would be Utah County. There is a SITLA connection in the tar sands story that is getting some press these days. Whiteboard Advisors offers a quick graphic on education programs in the House and Senate budgets. And a group of education groups want vouchers left out of the ESEA rewrite. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 1. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 30, 2015

Lincoln Elementary School Principal Ross Lunceford was named Utah’s 2015 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Photo by Zac Williams.

In today’s ENR: UVU looks to build an autism program. UVU also establishes the C. Mark and Amy Openshaw Annual Scholarship honoring the late Utah State Board of Education Member. Congratulations to Lincoln Elementary School Principal Ross Lunceford, who was named Utah’s 2015 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Congratulations to USOE Agriculture Education Specialist Buddy Deimler who was named to the National FFA Board of Directors. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 30. . . . → Read More

Law and Licensing Committee Hearing

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The Utah State Board of Education Law and Licensing Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. This meeting is open to the public, but will not be streamed on the Board’s website. The agenda is as follows: . . . → Read More

Summer Food Service Program

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Twenty-one million children depend on free and reduced-price meals during the school year. During the summer months these same children could be going hungry because of lack of regular access to food. The Summer Food Service Program is intended to fill in the gaps between the school year when children are at a higher risk for food insecurity. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 29, 2015

"Etruscan Tombs" by Beacon Heights Elementary students.

In today’s ENR: Trib looks into the arguments surrounding the proposed update to Utah’s science standards. Standard looks at calls for better finance tracking at USOE. D-News looks at Hunter High switching to the four-year model. National Journal previews the ESEA rewrite debate. Educators, parents see four-year high school as ‘a better pedagogical model. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 29. . . . → Read More

2015 Earth Connections Camp

2015 Earth Connections Camp

One by one the students and their instructors shared their thoughts of the day’s activities during circle time. “I like learning about my culture and being outside in nature,” said Calora Norton, an 11th grader at Lehi High School. “I liked learning about what people here do for their jobs.” . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 26, 2015

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In today” ENR: A Salt Lake City school hires goats to help with the landscaping work. Utah Valley University has designed a summer program to help middle school students prepared for college STEM courses. A single mom in New Jersey congratulates her high school graduate with a billboard. Check out this video on a school janitor and the school’s valedictorian. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 26. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 25, 2015

2015 Flag Day ceremony at the Utah State Office of Education.

In today’s ENR: Charter school funding task force begins its work. Utah, and Salt Lake County in particular, are looking more diverse. Nationally, House panel looks to make some cuts in the federal education budget. Looks like debate on the Senate’s ESEA reauthorization will open up on July 7. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 25. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 24, 2015

Tami Pyfer, education advisor for Gov. Gary Herbert.

In today’s ENR: Gov. Gary Herbert’s education advisor, Tami Pyfer, takes to KVNU to discuss the governor’s cooperation on education issues. The Governor himself takes to CBNC to tout Utah’s investment in education. Ed Week looks at the proposed education cuts in the Senate’s budget. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 24. . . . → Read More