Education News Roundup for January 6

Computer Lab

Today’s Top Picks: New Jordan Superintendent Patrice Johnson appears to be excited (really, check out the photo) about school. Is the push on for preschool and all-day kindergarten? Lt. Gov. Greg Bell discusses the Common Core. Albert Shanker Institute attempts to answer the education question: Does money matter? New study finds results on whether good teachers matter. And another new study finds virtual schools aren’t performing as well as brick-and-mortar schools. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for January 6. . . . → Read More

What Will the Future Bring?

Gary Wixom, Assistant Commissioner of CTE, Utah System of Higher Education

What will the future bring? That question is something that we all think about from time to time. We live at a time of turmoil both within the country and internationally. The news is full of discouraging predictions about the future. With all the doom and gloom in the press, it would be easy to become discouraged about our own future. On the other hand, if we just look around, we soon discover that it is a great time to be alive. . . . → Read More