Education News Roundup: March 30, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert

In today’s ENR: Governor Herbert signs the property tax bill that brings more funding to public schools. How well are all the STEM programs working? Studies find that reading volunteers in the classroom actually do help student performance. U Chemistry Festival Makes Science a Hands-on Experience. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 30. . . . → Read More

Secondary Principals’ Content Literacy Academy

Three Utah State Office of Education content specialists (Christelle Estrada in English, Robert Austin in Social Studies, and Richard Scott in Science) will facilitate the Secondary Principals’ Content Literacy Academy with a focus on effective professional learning communities and department collaboration with development of common performance assessments based on SAGE and other relevant data, that is student work. The deadline to register is June 1st. . . . → Read More