Education News Roundup: July 20, 2015




Trib looks at online classes offered over the summer. KSL looks at preschool and all-day kindergarten that will be offered in Park City. Can school lunch be both good and healthy? Wait, can any lunch be both good and healthy? Sens. Cruz and Paul may be looking to get votes among the opt-out crowd. Education Department offers a checklist for parents looking to engage with their local schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 17, 2015

Students at Highland Park Elementary.




In today’s ENR: D-News looks at the record payout to Utah schools from the School LAND Trust. Senate passes its version of a successor to No Child Left Behind. Sen. Hatch voted yes, Sen. Lee voted no. Ed Week tries to sort out what’s in NCLB, what’s in the waivers now being used, and what’s in the House and the Senate versions of the rewrite. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 17. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 16, 2015

School Bus and the Utah State Board of Education_Public Education Provides Support to Utah Clean Air Projects




In today’s ENR: Legislature looks at possible systems for electing the Utah State Board of Education. Full Senate approves Stan Lockhart for the Utah State Board of Education. Legislature looks at early childhood education in Utah. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 16. . . . → Read More

OER Science Textbooks Udpated




We are excited to announce that the Utah Open Educational Resource (OER) science textbooks have been updated for the 2015-16 school year and are all are now available for download on the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) Science website – http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/science/OER.aspx. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 15, 2015

Students Gunnison Valley High school. Photo by Deena Loyola.




In today’s ENR: The Charter School Funding Task Force takes up the funding formula for charter schools that will sunset this year unless acted upon by the Legislature. Senate turns down Sen. Mike Lee’s ESEA amendment that would have allowed parents to opt their students out of statewide tests. Senate committee recommends approval of Stan Lockhart nomination for the Utah State Board of Education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 15. . . . → Read More

Notice of Vacancy/ Call for Nominations




Notice of Vacancy/Call for Nominations: Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Advisory Council. . . . → Read More

Utah K-12 Schools to Receive $45.8 million

Highland High School Freshmen Success program.




Elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the state will receive $45.8 million in School LAND Trust funds for the 2015-2016 school year, up 17 percent over last year. The School LAND Trust Office of the Utah Board of Education will distribute the record $45.8 million in annual interest and dividends from the $2 billion Permanent School Fund. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 14, 2015

School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration /Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: Local media drop in on the school nutritionist convention in Salt Lake. SITLA is trying to deal with trash and vandalism on its land. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks to close debate on the Senate’s ESEA rewrite. Route Fifty looks at the opposite of Utah’s school population: Vermont has really, really small class sizes. How small is too small? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 14. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 13, 2015

"Kindergarten..." by SFA Union City/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: UVU hosts Sci-Tech Expo. More babies in Utah ultimately leads to more kindergarteners in Utah. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack turns to the Trib to tout nutritious school lunches. Will the Senate pass its version of an ESEA rewrite this week? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 13. . . . → Read More