Education News Roundup: Jan. 16, 2015

Standard looks at changes on the Davis School Board. D-News recommends a wait-and-see approach to Common Core. Paul Rolly suspects an ulterior motive in school grading. There’s troubling news nationally. A new study finds more than half of public school students in the U.S. live in poverty. Arizona will require a civics test to pass high school. Stateline brings race into the age gap in U.S. demographics, noting the aging population is much whiter than the younger population. What does this mean for policy and government resource fights moving forward? Those stories and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Contest Winners

Here is a complete list of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 31st annual essay and video contest winners. The students were honored with an awards luncheon on Jan. 14 at the Davis School District Office in Farmington (photo slideshow attached). . . . → Read More

Recommended New Charter Schools

Utah Charter Schools

The State Charter School Board (SCSB) met January 14, 2015, to authorize new charter schools to open in the 2016-2017 school year. . . . → Read More

Congratulations to Utah Principals of the Year

Copper Hills High Principal Todd Quarnberg was named Utah's 2015 High School Principal of the Year

The principals of West Jordan’s Cooper Hills High School and St. George’s Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School, along with the assistant principal of Orem’s Mountain View High School, were named 2015 Utah Secondary Principals of the Year by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals in a ceremony in Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More