Education News Roundup: Nov. 16, 2012

"My Weapon of Choice..." by Krug6/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: D-News and KUER catch up on federal land policy. Cache considers a new high school. Lt. Gov. Bell writes about the 66 percent goal. The Times and the Monitor look at education and sequestration (or is that, in honor of the cliff, SEQEStratioooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnn?) What happens when you distribute a bunch of iPads to middle school students only to have them robbed of them on their way to or from school.? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 16. . . . → Read More

Great Resource for Teachers and Parents

What is mathematics?_Diana Suddreth_Utah State Office of Education

Many of the calls we are receiving lately involve parents who are concerned because their students don’t have a textbook so they can’t get information on what is expected of their students. An application that can help bridge this gap is Educreations. “ Educreations is a recordable interactive whiteboard that captures your voice and handwriting to produce amazing video lessons that you can share online. . . . → Read More

Q&A: Service Animals at School

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 parent wants to know if her daughter can take a seeing-eye dog to school as part of his training . The answer and how to submit your question are in the Nov. 16 UPPAC’s Q&A. . . . → Read More