Education News Roundup: April 1, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert signs education funding bills. Utah’s new civics test also gets some attention. State Board of Education files for an ESEA waiver. Governor Approves Bill to Bridge Native American Achievement Gaps. Sterling Scholar Results. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 1. . . . → Read More

HB33 Ceremonial Signing

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Gov. Gary Herbert hosted a ceremonial signing of HB33 the American Indian-Alaskan Native Education Amendments, at the Capitol on Monday, March 30. The bill establishes a 16-member commission, which will submit an American Indian/Alaskan Native State Education Plan to the Utah State Board of Education for adoption. . . . → Read More

Utah requests one-year extension of ESEA flexibility waiver

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The Utah State Board of Education applied today for a one-year extension of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver. The application comes following a vote by the State Board on March 6 directing Superintendent of Public Instruction Brad C. Smith and his staff to move forward in applying for the extension under amended terms. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 31, 2015

"Early Literacy @ Georgetown" by ACPL/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Will Google Fiber help narrow the digital divide? D-News looks at the need for substitute teachers. KUED takes a look at early childhood education in Utah tonight. Can schools nationwide keep teachers? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 31. . . . → Read More

Symposium for Educators

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Attention educators looking to get Licensure Renewal points. Check out the upcoming Salt Lake Community College Social Science Symposium for Educators. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 30, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert

In today’s ENR: Governor Herbert signs the property tax bill that brings more funding to public schools. How well are all the STEM programs working? Studies find that reading volunteers in the classroom actually do help student performance. U Chemistry Festival Makes Science a Hands-on Experience. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 30. . . . → Read More

Secondary Principals’ Content Literacy Academy

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Three Utah State Office of Education content specialists (Christelle Estrada in English, Robert Austin in Social Studies, and Richard Scott in Science) will facilitate the Secondary Principals’ Content Literacy Academy with a focus on effective professional learning communities and department collaboration with development of common performance assessments based on SAGE and other relevant data, that is student work. The deadline to register is June 1st. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 27, 2015

Fox Hollow Elementary French dual immersion classroom.

In today’s ENR: UVU hosts dual immersion students. Wall Street Journal looks at the push for private school options in statehouses across the country. Local elementary school students to compete in robotics world championship. Hundreds of students compete at Salt Lake Valley Science & Engineering Fair. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 27. . . . → Read More

Send your Nominations today!

2014 Sorenson Legacy Awards

Don’t forget to send your nomination for the 2015 Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education. The application deadline is March 31, 2015. . . . → Read More