Education News Roundup: Sept. 13, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Two senators and two representatives criticize the selection process for the new state superintendent. USBE chairwoman responds to the criticism. Trib takes a look at schools seeing the movie “Bully.” Where are the “I (heart) Jicama Sticks” t-shirts? ESPN analyst looks at high school football participation in light of all the concussion talk. ENR thinks the purple violin is cool. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 13. . . . → Read More

The Supt. Selection Process

Utah State Board of Education Chairwoman Debra Roberts, District 15

Utah State Office of Education Chairwoman Debra G. Roberts explains in this blog how the board will select the next state superintendent. Read about what the hiring process will entail. . . . → Read More

USBE Recommends Funding Increase

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

Utah State Board of Education member Kim Burningham shares his thoughts on reports that show funding for education in Utah has gone even lower. He asks: What is the result of this appalling disregard for the children of the State? The answer: Bulging class sizes, failure to fund student support systems, and demoralized educators. Read about USBE’s legislative recommendations. . . . → Read More