Education News Roundup: Nov. 30, 2015

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education will take up 6-8 science and engineering standards on Friday. Willowcreek Middle School in Lehi and Lakeridge Junior High School in Orem are in the state finalist stage in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. Las Vegas is still looking for teachers … and lots of them at that. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 30. . . . → Read More

Nominate a Teacher!

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Are you excited about Computer Science in Utah? Do you know a teacher who would be a great leader and wants to learn more about how to bring Computer Science to their school? Take a moment to nominate them for participation in the Code.org partnership for Utah. . . . → Read More

Request for Utah State Board of Education support for funding

Specific funding requests from outside groups or entities for the 2017 fiscal year will now be considered by the Utah State Board of Education for recommendation to the Utah Legislature. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 27, 2015

Artwork by students at James Madison Elementary school.

In today’s ENR: Utah lawmakers eyeing early childhood education. Full tables, full bellies at the Red Rock Canyon School Thanksgiving dinner. How Elementary School Students Taught Me about Being Globally Competent. Kids Making Oral History with Storycorps Holiday Project. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 25, 2015

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In today’s ENR: High school student Ben Lords named this year’s Dixie Applied Technology Student of the Year. Politico looks at the Bureau of Indian Education’s record. Ohio school district sues the state for excess charter school funding. New York Times throws open the debate on what we should teach in schools about Thanksgiving. Links to these stories are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 25. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 24, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Charter School Funding Task Force looks at options for increasing funding for charter schools. Sen. Osmond changes his mind about accepting the UCAT presidency. OECD’s 2015 edition of Education At A Glance is Out. Former Education Secretary Spellings isn’t too fond of the ESEA rewrite. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 24. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 23, 2015

In today’s ENR: Canyons District prepares a big expansion of its dual immersion programs into its high schools. Standard completes an extensive series on teacher-pupil sexual abuse cases. Washington Post is predicting school accountability debates will quickly take over the public education debates in all 50 states as the ESEA rewrite shifts responsibilities to the states. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 23. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 20, 2015

for June 11, 2013

In today’s ENR: Will the Governor call a special session to deal with the Utah State Board of Education election process? Sen. Hillyard also discusses the issue. The race for Sen. Osmond’s seat is attracting candidates, including a couple with education ties. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 19, 2015

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In today’s ENR: The Charter School Funding Task Force is recommending some changes in the way charter schools are funded. Legislature looks to expand public preschool in Utah. Utah Sen. Lee pushes for more school choice in the ESEA rewrite. Utah’s educational equity plan is approved. Youth drug overdose deaths tripled in Utah between 1999-2011. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 19. . . . → Read More