Education News Roundup: April 30, 2012

stack of newspapers

Today’s Top Picks: Rocky Mountain governors discuss federal land policy. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke wants more business interaction with schools. Provo Herald looks at administration salaries in Alpine. Tribune raises questions about Utah’s autism rate. And the Common Core debate: “Just as we should not relinquish control of education to the Federal government, neither should we cede it to the consensus of other states” or “A conspiracy theory in search of a conspiracy.” Links to these stories and many more are in the April 30 Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 27, 2012

Utah Core Standards Forum audience

Today’s Top Picks: State Board holds Utah Core Standards forum. Teachers look at the Common Core and Basal readers. Intermountain governors confab on federal land policy. And the LOL defense? Links to these stories and many more are in the April 27 Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

State Board Extends Deadline for Utah Core Standards Comment Period

Utah Core Standards Forum

Did you miss the Utah Core Standards Forum? There’s still time to submit a written comment that will be archived with the official record of the event. The Utah State Board of Education has extended the written comment period for the Utah Core Standards Forum through Sunday, April 29. . . . → Read More

UPPAC Q&A: Do I Have to Teach the Common Core?

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Q & A

The Utah State Office of Education’s legal team answers your questions about Utah’s public education system here on Fridays. In this edition: A charter school educator asks whether teachers opposed to the Common Core State Standards have to teach the new Utah Core Standards in math and language arts, which are based on the Common Core. The answer plus how to submit your question are in the April 20 UPPAC Q&A. . . . → Read More

Utah Core Standards Forum Tonight!

Utah Core Standards Forum

The Utah State Board of Education invites Utah residents to share their comments about the Utah Core Standards at a public forum tonight, Thursday April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Granite School District Board Room. The event will be live streamed and written comments are also being accepted. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 26, 2012

kids raise hands in class

Today’s Top Picks: State Board will meet tonight to hear opinion on Utah’s Core Standards. Governor will meet with other Intermountain governors to discuss federal land policy. City Weekly takes a look at Ogden Superintendent Brad Smith. Congratulations to this year’s Huntsman Educator Award winners. And Wall Street Journal takes a look at an educational slowdown. Links to these stories and many more are in the April 26 Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 25, 2012

First grade reading - small group breakout

Today’s Top Picks: New DIBELS literacy testing software in elementary schools speeds the process of assessment. Ogden Districts shakes up administration. Is math teaching matching math standards? Links to these stories and many more are in the April 25 Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 24, 2012

Clock in school hallway

Today’s Top Picks: Utah State Board of Education Member Tami Pyfer discusses Utah’s Core Standards. Jordan School District unveils school bus ads. Provo looks at its attendance policy. How do you evaluate special education teachers? And does Algebra always belong in middle school? Links to these stories and many more are in the April 24 Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah Core Standards Fact vs. Fiction

Utah State Board of Education Core Standards Fact vs Fiction

Utah’s Core Standards are aligned to scientifically based content standards. They drive high quality instruction through statewide comprehensive expectations for all students. The standards outline essential knowledge, concepts, and skills to be mastered at each grade level or within a critical content area. The standards provide a foundation for ensuring learning within the classroom. . . . → Read More