Education News Roundup: April 2, 2013

"Pic of the day - Puzzles" by Rosefirerising/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: The teachers at Meridian School have taken over operations and will rename it Arches Academy. ABC profiles a Utah family with an autistic son. NRA releases its National School Shield project report. Are bullying lawsuits the wave of the future? Study finds teacher gestures in math class help students understand math better. Y’know, so long as the gesture isn’t a shoulder shrug. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 2. . . . → Read More

State Board April Meeting Agenda

Utah State Board of Education Seal

The Utah State Board of Education will hold committee meetings on Thursday, April 4 and its regular meeting on Friday, April 5 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. On the agenda: A review of the 2013 General Session of the Utah Legislature. • Consideration seven new charter school applications for the 2014-15 school year. • Consideration of including cursive writing in the Utah Core Standards. . . . → Read More