Education News Roundup: March 5, 2012

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Today’s Top Picks: The legislative session is almost over. But before it ends, some new ed tech bills show up. IM Flash makes a big donation for math clubs in Alpine. Rep. Dee discusses the budget. Rep. King discusses the Sagebrush Rebellion. Sen. Reid discusses spending limits. School Improvement Network’s Curtis Linton discusses the common core. Fox News Corp.’s Joel Klein wants education to be more center stage in the presidential debates. Ed Week looks at venture capital flowing into K-12. And 60 Minutes looks at academic redshirting among the kindergarten crowd. Links to these stories and more are in the March 5 Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Tracking List Update: Two More Bills Added, Another “Boxcar” is Filled

Stack of Bills

Our education bill tracking list is still growing, with just four days remaining in the 2012 Legislative Session. We’ve added two new bills to the list, including a resolution on intent language that House Education Chairman Rep. Gibson opened following actions the Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee made in its last meeting this session. Find all the education bills we’re tracking this session and the positions the Utah State Board of Education has taken on them under the 2012 Education Bills tab on the menu at the top-right of the page. . . . → Read More