Education News Roundup: June 30, 2014

Chinese Dual-Immersion Kindergarten Class

In today’s ENR: Education’s OCR dismisses civil rights complaint filed against Salt Lake District. UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh says standardized testing will be an issue at NEA this year. China Daily interviews Sen. Stephenson on dual immersion in Utah. Rep. Snow discusses the State Board election process. Links to theses stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 30. . . . → Read More

Free Summer Reading Support Program

"First Day of Summer Reading..." by Fairfax Virginia/CC/flickr

The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) in partnership with MetaMetrics, is working to negate the effects of summer learning loss with the “Utah Reads: Find a Book” summer learning initiative. . . . → Read More

Student Leadership Skills Pilot

The USOE is now accepting applications for the second year of funding for the Student Leadership Skills pilot program! . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 27, 2014

Utah State Capitol

In today’s ENR: Utah Political Capitol looks at the federal land issue. And St. George News looks at Common Core. If you’re a school board, who’s your customer? Federal Funding for Students with Disabilities The Evolution of Federal Special Education Finance in the U.S. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 27. . . . → Read More

Earth Connections Camp

A student makes a Medicine Wheel necklace during one of the learning stations at the Earth Connections Camp at Red Butte Garden.

The Utah State Office of Education Title VII Program in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Red Butte Garden, the Urban Indian Center and the Utah Natural History Museum hosted the second annual of the Earth Connections Camp, American Indian Nature Camp on June 18. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 26, 2014

Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC).

In today’s ENR: Utah’s human diversity grows as its fertility rate declines. Nebo School District continues summer camp support. School district. Pleasant Grove work together for park. School district shows higher than average scores in writing. Pinnacle High School honored for sportsmanship by UHSAA Panthers one of 40 schools across state that went without ejection of a coach or player in 2013-14. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 26. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 25, 2014

Utah Teachers at the Summer 2013 Core Academy

In today’s ENR: UTC wants more effort on STEM education. Legislative Auditor General’s report clears USOE on math textbook contract. Utah has the nation’s highest student involvement in family and consumer science classes. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 25. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 24, 2014

Amelia Earhart Elementary Read-a-Thon 4

In today’s ENR: Logan Herald Journal looks at the ESEA waiver issue. Topaz High School class of ’45 will hold their 69th high school reunion. Think about that one. Topaz High School 1945. Pediatricians prescribe reading aloud to your children. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 24. . . . → Read More

Coalition of Minorities’ June Agenda

photo collage of minority students

he Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC) will meet June 26 at Utah State Office of Education from noon to 2 p.m. Items on the agenda include a presentation on a University of Utah scholarship for underrepresented students … . . . → Read More