Education News Roundup: Nov. 30, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Utah Comprehensive Accountability System data on schools released. KUTV reports on, and Lt. Governor Bell writes about, the last meeting in 2012 of the Governor’s Education Excellence Commission. Utah Foundation looks at the state’s rural schools. Tragedy at Bennion Junior High. Idaho will consider tuition tax credits. Are guidance counselors underutilized? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 30. . . . → Read More

New School-Data Released

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The Utah State Office of Education today released the first data from Utah Comprehensive Accountability System (UCAS), the new school accountability system that replaces the state’s Utah Performance Assessment System for Students (U-PASS) and the federal adequate yearly progress (AYP) reports. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 29, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Utah Policy’s Bob Bernick says it may be time for Utah to put Shirley and Lee (http://goo.gl/Lv1yZ) on phonograph and let the good times roll. Rep. Hutchings wants to put a modern-day Robert Preston (http://goo.gl/ZjyFj) on the phonograph instead to get Utah’s school children exercising.In Utah, you even get good value on assessments, new study finds. (Sorry, ENR couldn’t think of a song for this one.) National Association of Charter School Authorizers calls for tougher standards for charter schools. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 29. . . . → Read More

Nominate One of Your Teachers

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Here is a new opportunity to recognize great Utah teachers. See the details and nominate an exceptional educator. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 28, 2012

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ENR headlines: School-level whooping cough outbreak gets defined. Park City’s budget is on track. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman nominates Arne Duncan for Secretary of State. How to win a school board election in eight Facebook postings or less. Minnesota task force recommends ending high stakes tests in high school. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 28. . . . → Read More

Social Studies Online Courses

On-Line Courses for Social Studies Professional Development: Registration Opens Dec. 1 for 2013 Courses. . . . → Read More

UCAS Webinar

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SALT LAKE CITY – On Friday, Nov. 30, the Utah State Office of Education will release the first set of school-level scores from the new Utah Comprehensive Accountability System (UCAS). UCAS replaces the Utah Performance Assessment System for Students (U-PASS) and the federal adequate yearly progress (AYP) to measure student performance in the state’s public schools based on tests administered to students each spring. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 26, 2012

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In today’s ENR: D-News looks at the public school funding picture. Trib looks at Utah charter school enrollment. Alpine is considering a bond in a couple of years. Congratulations to Fossil Ridge Intermediate School, Coral Canyon Elementary and Snow Canyon High School for being recognized with the National Breakthrough School Award by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 26. . . . → Read More

Disability Tax Exemption Form

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Special Education directors: Based on the previous legislative session, the Tax Commission form, TC-40D, for a dependent with a Disability Exemption, is again available . . . → Read More