Education News Roundup: March 29, 2013

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In today’s ENR: Sen. Osmond and Chamber VP Gochnour discuss the possibility of raising taxes to fund public education. Gov. Herbert still deciding what to do with the school grading bill. Granite District is trimming the hours of its part-time workers as health reform begins to kick in. Minnesota looks at standards-based grading. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 29. . . . → Read More

Q&A: What Must an Educator Report?

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 an educator wants to know what he or she must report to a building administrator. The answer and how to submit your question are in the March 29 UPPAC’s Q&A. . . . → Read More

Prevent Child Abuse Month

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Prevent Child Abuse Utah will be hosting its Prevent Child Abuse Month events kick off, at the Utah State Office of Education on April 2. For information on the non-profit organization, prevention programs and pinwheel activity package visit http://www.pcautah.org/ . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 28, 2013

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert signs the ACT for all bill. Sen. Reid offers an opinion on the school grading bill (which passed the Legislature, but has not been acted upon by Gov. Herbert). U’s Go Girlz reaches out to middle school students. Cache District proposed bond won’t be on the ballot in June. Sevier School District superintendent search will be from within the district. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 28. . . . → Read More

MESA Day Competition

MESA Day Competition by Paul Ross

The objective was clear: prevent a few eggs from cracking after being dropped off a second floor balcony. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 27, 2013

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In today’s ENR: Utah Police looks at legislator efficacy. New space-based (that’s outer space, not the area which mass takes up) schools blasting off. Park City reaches out to parents to increase Latino college participation. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 27. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 26, 2013

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In Tuesday’s ENR: Gov. Herbert signs the Legislature’s education task force bill. Indiana Supreme Court upholds vouchers. New study finds that if you are a seventh grader lagging your peers in math, you were also the kid in first grade who had the least number sense or fluency. Start out behind, remain behind, study says. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 26. . . . → Read More

Coalition of Minorities Advisory Agenda

photo collage of minority students

The Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC) will meet March 28 at the Utah State Office of Education from noon to 2 p.m. Items on the agenda include an overview of Bills and Actions that Impact Utah Education and a presentation on bullying. . . . → Read More

Apply for a Technology Grant Today

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Utah has been awarded $50,000 from CenturyLink for classroom technology grants which demonstrate innovative uses of technology in the classroom. Here’s how you or your school can apply for a grant. . . . → Read More