Education News Roundup: April 30, 2015

"Macro Monday" by Joanne Johnson/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: KUER takes a closer look at the property tax increase for public schools. Grand County looks at random drug testing students involved in extracurricular activities. Trib follows up on yesterday’s release of history, geography, and civics national test results. New study finds young teachers maybe aren’t leaving the profession in the high numbers previously assumed. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 30. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 29, 2015

Utah State Board of Education members Brittney Cummins, Linda Hansen and Laura Belnap attended the 2015 CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Payson High rodeo star Wyatt Johnson, who was named Sports Illustrated April High School Athlete of the Month. This is a first for rodeo athletes. Utah State Board of Education is still looking for your feedback on the proposed middle school science standards. There was a meeting last night in Vernal. Next meeting is May 6 in Provo. The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP, but pronounced “nape”) has released 2014 results in U.S. history, geography, and civics. These are only national results. No state-level data is available. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 29. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 28, 2015

In today’s ENR: Digital Learning Now gives Utah — well, OK, and Florida, too — good grades on digital learning. Salem High reports a case of whooping cough. Congratulations to former Utah Teacher of the Year Leigh VandenAkker, who was also named a Huntsman Education Award winner. Congratulations to DaVinci Academy eighth grader Alexia McCarty, who won the national Young Playwrights for Change competition. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 28. . . . → Read More

New SAGE Tutorial Tool

A new item type tutorial has been placed on the SAGE portal. The Equation Response tutorial displays a basic numeric keypad or a full array of mathematical operators, symbols, and functions that must be used to demonstrate an answer for this item type. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 27, 2015

Selma by FVSU/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Trib profiles Park City School District’s Center for Advanced Professional Studies. D-News profiles 83-year-old Redwood Elementary School volunteer. Trib editorial board speaks up for SAGE. Paramount announces plans to give a “Selma” DVD to all every high school in the U.S. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 27. . . . → Read More

Grades 6 – 8 Science Standards

The Utah State Board of Education released the 6th-8th grade Utah Science and Engineering Education (SEEd) standards for 90-day public review. Utah SEEd standards are available online for the public to view and provide feedback using an online survey tool. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 24, 2015

"For My Teacher" by Todd Petrie/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Utah’s draft update to middle school science standards gets a first public hearing in St. George. Sen. Osmond’s equalization bill gets a middling thumbs up in a poll. New study from Ballotpedia shows Utah local school board candidates who are opposed in elections do about as well (70.37 percent success rate) as their incumbent peers who are opposed in other states (70.89 percent success rate). New ACT study finds less interest among high school students in becoming teachers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 24. . . . → Read More

Utah STEM Expo 2015

Beehive Science and Technology Academy (BSTA) invites you to Utah STEM Expo 2015. The STEM Expo will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 23, 2015

"Graduation Caps" by JMaz Photo/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Two Cache School District schools cancel classes because of water contamination. A report from the Utah State Auditor’s office looks at college readiness. “A Tennessee dad gives a whole new meaning to helicopter parenting.” The Trib looks into SAGE opt out numbers as end-of-year testing begins. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 23. . . . → Read More