Education News Roundup: Feb. 28, 2013

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In today’s ENR: Senate OKs parental sex ed bill. Trib looks at Sen. Osmond’s new funding equalization bill. ACT for all Utah students? atalie Gochnour, Salt Lake Chamber executive vice president and chief economist, discusses STEM. How much time do teachers spend on math and science instruction? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 28. . . . → Read More

Federal Lands and Education Dollars

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

Kim Burningham, member of the Utah Sate Board of Education, writes about federal lands and education funding. (Note: In this post Mr. Burningham speaks in his own behalf; the point of view expressed in this blog does not purport to represent any organization of which he is a part including the Utah State Board of Education.) . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 27, 2013

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In today’s ENR: D-News looks at Sen. Stephenson’s Student-Centered Learning Pilot Program. Sen. Reid’s education task force bill moves on to the House. Longtime activist and new Salt Lake District Board Member Michael Clara is raising some questions. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 27. . . . → Read More

State Board’s Legislative Meeting

Utah State Board of Education Seal

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a legislative meeting on Feb.28 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Utah State Office of Education. Items on the agenda include: Budget projections and review of education related bills such as SB243 Bullying and Hazing Amendments. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 26, 2013

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In today’s ENR: Class cap crashes; cause: cash (ENR always wanted to write a NY Daily Newsesque headline). Legislature continues to push federal land transfer. Provo Herald looks at Prosperity 2020. Timpview High team wins Verizon Innovative App Challenge. How expensive are high school dropouts? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 26. . . . → Read More

Seeking New USDB Leader

Utah State Board of Education Seal

We are looking for applicants and nominations for the Schools for the Deaf and the Blind State Superintendent position. Please see the official announcement for details on qualifications and requirements. Help us spread the word. . . . → Read More

21st Century World Perspectives

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The Utah State Office of Education, in partnership with Utah Education Network and with the support of the Longview Foundation, is pleased to announce the first online course specifically devoted to helping classroom teachers bring the 21st century world to their classroom. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 25, 2013

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In today’s ENR: Latest revenue projections are out today. But what will sequestration mean for the budget picture? House set to discuss class size reduction bill. Trib looks at Utah’s newest charters schools. And WSU Signpost at one that’s opening this fall. State Board Chair Roberts discusses Promises to Keep. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 25. . . . → Read More

Utah Legislative Roundup: Week 4

Utah State Capitol

Here’s a quick update on what happened this week with education-related bills. On Thursday the Utah State Board of Education voted to support: . . . → Read More