Education News Roundup: Sept. 30

In today’s ENR: Park City looks at tax increase if the bond election fails. EPA grant will provide for some cleaner school buses in Utah. PRI looks at a former child laborer in Iran who is now a student at Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant. Harvard professor looks at the educator professional development student that came out in August discrediting much of professional development. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 30. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 29, 2015

Ensign Elementary School. Photo courtesy of Ensign Elementary School website.

In today’s ENR: Weber State is working with local schools on STEM learning. Congratulations to Salt Lake’s Ensign Elementary School and Provo’s Wasatch Elementary School, Utah’s new Blue Ribbon Schools. Feds offer up $157 million for charter schools. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 29. . . . → Read More

EPA awards $500,000 for School Buses

School districts along the Wasatch Front will be transporting students on cleaner school buses thanks to a grant through the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ). . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 28

In today’s ENR: Iron School District choir drops out of Southern Utah event. Milford High School awards diplomas to World War II vets. Trib supports Davis bond proposal. What does the resignation of House Speaker Boehner mean for the rewrite/reauthorization of No Child Left Behind? German schools attempt to deal with all the new migrant students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 28. . . . → Read More

Elementary Math Standards Public Review

"Megaphon" by Floeschie/CC/flickr

The revised standards are now open for a ninety-day public review. The review period began on September 21, 2015 and will end at midnight on Sunday, December 20, 2015. Below are the documents for review and a link for the survey where you may give your feedback. . . . → Read More

School Community Council Trainings

The Utah State Office of Education School Children’s Trust Section and school districts are offering several school community council training meetings this fall. See the schedule below for dates and places. All meetings will go from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Topics of discussion will include: . . . → Read More

STEM Schools Designation

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for the intent to apply or “pre-application” for STEM School Designation for this upcoming school year is rapidly approaching. . . . → Read More

Notice of Vacancy/Call for Nominations

Notice of Vacancy/Call for Nominations: School and Institutional Trust Lands Board of Trustees Nominating Committee . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 25, 2015

In today’s ENR: Clayton Christiansen Institute credits technology initiatives in Washington School District for increased graduation rates. Logan High initiating a one-to-one device program. House Speaker John Boehner — last surviving member of the four lead authors of No Child Left Behind — announces his retirement from Congress. Link to these stories and many more are in today’s Education News Roundup for Sept. 25. . . . → Read More