Education News Roundup: Sept. 4, 2012

"back to school" by Emma_Brown/CC/flickr

Tons of headlines in today’s ENR: Granite, Ogden and Provo, Morgan, Washington districts join in the district Race to the Top. Utah Core Standards continue to get coverage. Standard notes that there are still a few teacher openings. Dixon Middle School, North Sevier High School, and Gunnison Valley Elementary School will be Smart Schools. Congratulations to ENR’s old boss (yes, ENR has worked for everyone at one time or another), Ray Timothy, new head of UEN. What does ED do next with all the waiver states? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 4. . . . → Read More

Cómo ayudar a sus Hijos en la Escuela

"Family Fun Day" by Asian Art Museum/CC/flickr

El Superintendente Estatal de Educación Larry K. Shumway ofrece consejos a los padres de familia para ayudar a sus hijos a tener éxito en la escuela. . . . → Read More

USBE Monthly Meeting

Utah State Board of Education Seal

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a work/study session, in which no action will be taken, on Sept. 6 , 2012 at at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 S. It’s regular monthly meeting will be on Sept. 7, 2012 at the Utah State Office of Education. Highlights of this Board meeting include: The Board will look at three potential rule changes governing the use of classroom-level assessment data. The Board will review five-year trend data from criterion-referenced tests in Utah public schools. . . . → Read More

Top Schools, Better Property Value

"Leveled Classroom Library" by LizMarie_AK/CC/flickr

A good education can change lives, but here is someone who adds that a quality public school can also improve your property value. “Top Notch Public Schools Add $1 Million in Property Value.” . . . → Read More