Education News Roundup: April 29, 2016

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Trib looks at Utah’s first dual immersion students as they start to prepare for college. Rep. Chaffetz was instrumental in getting the House to pass the D.C. voucher bill. Hill Top Times looks at the new STEM education center on base. Stanford takes a fascinating look at money, race and school success. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 28, 2016

2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes of Connecticut

Provo District breaks ground for new Provo High. Logan Districts buys ground near the city municipal pool. New York Times reports on how Utah schools, among others, are keeping the Utah Symphony in business. House and Senate chairs want more money for Title I grants. Connecticut history teacher Jahana Hayes named National Teacher of the Year. All that a more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 27, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Utah Foundation report finds Utah charter schools receive less money per pupil than regular district schools, but then begins a discussion of equity. BYU buys the old Provo High property. Congratulations to Westwood Independent School District in Palestine, Texas, Superintendent Ed Lyman, who will become the new San Juan School District Superintendent. Salt Lake City’s Jackson Elementary is one of two schools in Utah and 114 low-income schools across the country that are receiving technology grants as part of Apple’s ConnectED program. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 27, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 26, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Tolleson Union High School District (just west of Phoenix) Superintendent Alexa Cunningham who will be the new Salt Lake City School District superintendent this July. The Utah State Board of Education has opened up the Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction position. New report finds 44,000 Utah children have a parent in jail or prison. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 26, 2016. . . . → Read More

Applications Now Accepted

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The Utah State Board of Education today began accepting applications for the position of State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The position will remain open for 30 days, closing at 5 p.m. May 25, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 25, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Anti-Common Core gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson forces Gov. Herbert into a primary election. There’s controversy over the site for a new elementary school in San Juan District. Congratulations to Treasure Mountain Junior High School media specialist Heidi Matthews, UEA’s new president. The rules on transgender policies become clearer for schools. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 25. . . . → Read More

Public Hearings Notice

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The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) have scheduled multiple public hearings to provide an opportunity for public comment. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 21, 2016

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In today’s ENR: There will be a special session of the legislature on May 18 to address some line-item vetoes in the public education budget … among other items. Sen. Dabakis opposes the $275,000 appropriation — included in the special session action — aimed at Utah’s ProStart Culinary Arts Program and a potential TV show. Poll finds Utahns generally satisfied with the Legislature this year. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 21, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 20, 2016

L-R: Utah State Board of Education members Linda Hansen, Brittney Cummins and Interim State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson.

In today’s ENR: Will the Utah GOP convention nullify rules from the U.S. Department of Education? Ed Week looks at the more than 600 bills affecting school from legislatures around the country, including Utah’s. Salt Lake District Board interviews its superintendent finalists. Washington School District moves forward on its Indian education grant. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 20, 2016. . . . → Read More