Education News Roundup: March 6, 2012

Computing Sciences outreach program for high school students/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/CC/flickr

Today’s Top Picks: House kills Rep.Dougall’s backpack funding. Common core debate continues in Senate. Sen. Urquhart’s college readiness bill advances. As does his concurrent enrollment bill. And U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection’s 2009-10 statistics are released. Links to these stories and many more are in the March 6 Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Letters to Utah Lawmakers, Secretary Duncan on Utah’s Core Standards

State of Education Address_Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K Shumway

Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway presented two letters to the Senate Education Committee on Monday regarding Utah’s Core Standards. In a letter addressed to the Senate Education Standing Committee, the Utah State Board of Education announces its plan to hold a public forum on the standards. Another letter sent to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan affirms the State Board’s control over the adoption and implementation of the standards. . . . → Read More