Education News Roundup: Dec. 24, 2014

Utah’s population grew by 40,115 this year and 36,141 of those new people will be heading to school in about six years. Rep. Draxler discusses education funding and technology. Anyone still remember that, under NCLB rules, all students were to be proficient in math and reading by the end of this year? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 23, 2014

Ornaments made by Venture Academy students.

In today’s ENR: State Office of Education releases list of top and bottom performing Title I schools. Florida will review standardized testing in its schools. Southern California school parks wi-fi enabled school buses near trailer parks to bring after-school internet access to poorer students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 23. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 22, 2014

In today’s ENR: Standard-Examiner looks at next year’s education budget. Alpine District OKs tax plan for University Mall. SITLA has a role in the proposed expansion of Hill’s test and training range. On-Site After-Hours Dental Care Now in 13 Title I Schools in Utah. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 22. . . . → Read More

Utah Names Title I Priority, Focus, Reward Schools for 2014-15

The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) has identified Title I Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools for the 2014-2015 school year. These determinations were made in accordance with the accountability provisions under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver approved by the U.S. Department of Education. . . . → Read More

CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant Program

The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) is administering the CenturyLink Teachers and Technology grants for the state of Utah. This program will award a total of $55,000.00 to support preK-12 grants that demonstrate innovative uses of technology in the classroom. This program is funded by the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation. . . . → Read More

PACE and School Grades Stats

Utah State Office of Education Logo

Here are some statistics from the 2014 Utah accountability reporting on PACE and school grades released on Monday, Dec. 15 by the Utah State Office of Education. . . . → Read More

2014 Utah Graduation Rate

Utah’s high school graduation rate increased 2 percent in 2014 to 83 percent fueled in part by a 6 percent increase in Asian graduation rates, a 5 percent increase in Pacific Islander graduation rates and a 4 percent increase among Hispanic students, according to data released today by the Utah State Office of Education (USOE). . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 18, 2014

Mini Murals of History by 5th grade students at HMK Elementary.

In today’s ENR: Tips offered on how to keep students studying over the Christmas break. No tips on how not to look like the Grinch doing that. Student poverty — that is, childhood poverty — continues to be a problem nationally. Audit finds federal money is a larger chunk of revenue for the state than income tax or sales tax revenue. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 18. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 17, 2014

In today’s ENR: House GOP wants to emphasize sustainability in public education funding. Jordan gets some grant money for STEM programs. Nationally, will Common Core be a stumbling block for Jeb Bush? Or is that giving too much credence to education policy in a presidential run? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 17. . . . → Read More