Education News Roundup: July 22, 2016

2016-17 School Calendar/Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: Davis County teacher compares and contrasts schools in Utah and France, where she began her teaching career. New USDA rule on junk food in schools released today. Future U economics professor discusses her study on how schools fire teachers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 22, 2016. . . . → Read More

Public Hearing Agenda for July 26

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The Utah State Board of Education Law and Licensing Committee will hold a public hearing on Administrative Rule R277-511 Academic Pathway to Teaching (APT) Level 1 License on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 4 to 6 p.m. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 20, 2016

Summer Meals Program/Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: Latest numbers from the Utah Tax Commission show the state’s education fund is in the black. Westlake High parents speak against a move by Alpine School Board members to refuse federal funds in light of the transgender guidance. Jordan School Board approves a bond election for November. Filming begins on Teen Chef Pro. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 20, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 19, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Utah State Auditor Dougall releases a new report on public meeting notices. He also releases an audit on Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. Politico and Ed Week take a look at the GOP’s education platform. U.S. high school students take first place for the second year in a row at the International Math Olympiad. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 19, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 18, 2016

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In today’s ENR: iUTAH’s Summer Research Institute is working with high school students to stimulate interest in science. Lois and Ed Douglas are retiring from Ogden’s Astro Camp after 26 years. New Salt Lake Supt. Lexi Cunningham writes about diversity. Educators are trying to figure out what to say to students about some of the troubling events of this summer. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 18, 2016. . . . → Read More

Update: Regional Public Input Meetings

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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: July 15, 2106

Utah Public Lands Initiative

It’s official. We’ve hit the summer doldrums for education news … at least locally. There is some follow-up on the proposed lands legislation. Nationally, the Senate held a hearing on ESSA regulations. California considers colors — as opposed to numbers or letters — for school grading. New ACT report shows one out of five students who are academically prepared for college aren’t going to college. Florida parents are trying to crowd-fund a lawsuit against the state’s third-grade retention rule. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Public Input Meetings

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Social studies secondary standards public input meetings

The Social Studies Secondary Standards are up for 90-day review. Three of the five public input meetings have been scheduled.

Check back for details on the remaining two meetings.

Find the proposed standards here: http://www.schools.utah.gov/CURR/socialstudies/Revision.aspx

The dates and locations are as follows:

June 28, 2016 6:30 p.m. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 14, 2016

Daniela Bergantz, Age 10. Picture courtesy of PBS.org.

In today’s ENR: Legislators discuss teacher preparation in Utah. Ed Week offers some national perspective on the same issue. Davis Supt. Bryan Bowles announces retirement plans. Reps. Bishop and Chaffetz introduce their public lands bill. Congratulations to Utah’s Daniela Bergantz, state winner of this year’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge with her recipe for American Flag Ravioli in Creamy Garden Sauce. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 14, 2016. . . . → Read More