Education News Roundup: August 29, 2014

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In today’s news roundup: Logan considers the possibility of a 1:1 initiative at Logan High. Washington School Districts takes a closer look at its ACT scores. UP’s Bob Bernick jumps into the Speaker as Superintendent debate. And if you participated in UP’s poll on the question, the results are in. Indiana keeps its waiver without Common Core, but Oklahoma loses its waiver. Should free- and reduced-price lunch serve as the default measure for poverty in schools? Those stories and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Agendas

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a work/study session on Thursday, September 4, 2014 beginning at 5 p.m. and hold its regular meeting on Friday, September 5 beginning with committee meetings at 7 a.m. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 28, 2014

Map of School Trust Lands in Utah

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert puts the damper on talk of a tax hike for public education. The Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands discusses a state takeover of federal lands. WSU Signpost puts the spotlight on NUAMES. BYU study looks at women’s voices on school boards. Hello? Can anyone hear? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 28. . . . → Read More

STEM Center Professional Learning Grant

The STEM Action Center has selected two Professional Learning Platforms to support STEM educators across Utah. Access to these products will be based on the response to a grant application and will provide districts with access to tools to utilize video examples to enhance professional learning. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 27, 2014

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In today’s ENR: A tax increase of Utah’s schools? Utah Policy offers you a chance to weigh in on the Speaker and the Superintendent’s job. School district has completed nearly $37 million in capital projects at local schools since new program began in 2007. Students bike to collect butterflies in a hands-on learning technique. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 27. . . . → Read More

Send your Nomination

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The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah (BIAU) would like to honor an educator, k-12, who has been particularly dedicated, helpful and knowledgeable when working with the Traumatic Brain Injury population. . . . → Read More

Utah Promotes Attendance Awareness Month

Utah State Office of Education Logo

As many as 7.5 million U.S. students are chronically absent each year, meaning they miss 10 percent of the school year or nearly a month of school. These absences — whether they are excused, unexcused or for disciplinary reasons — add up to academic trouble and reduce the likelihood that a student will graduate from high school. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 26, 2014

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In today’s ENR: There’s lots of follow-up to UP’s poll yesterday on Common Core showing 41 percent opposed it, but 49 percent either support or are neutral to it. Stateline expands the view on Ferguson problems to look at the effect growing suburban poverty is having on cities, including Salt Lake City. Ed Week questions how stable the increased funding sources for public education are. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 26. . . . → Read More

Coalition of Minorities August Meeting Agenda

photo collage of minority students

The Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee will be meeting Aug. 28 at 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Items of the agenda include: 2015 Board Budget Priorities and Legislative Priorities, CMAC Structure Working Committee Report and the upcoming Chronic Absenteeism Conference. . . . → Read More