What’s Next for School Grades?

If you’re one of the educators, parents, or students wondering what comes next in school grading, student testing, and education accountability in Utah, the Utah State Board of Education has a new two-page flyer that may be of help. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 31, 2017

American Preparatory Academy halts construction on its new school. Tuacahn moves to a block schedule and separates out music, dance and theatre. Fremont High principal visits elementary schools to get students excited to come to high school. U.S. Department of Education says state accountability plans ought to encourage school choice. Recess fans may find some helpful tips in new publications from the CDC and SHAPE America. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 30, 2017

Gov. Herbert finishes up action on remaining bills, including some education bills he signed at Oquirrh Hills Middle School. D-News looks at a program to get more foster care kids into college. American Preparatory Academy must halt construction on its new school until the state fire marshal can sign off on an emergency access route. Secretary DeVos stresses school choice in her first major policy address at the Brookings Institution. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 29, 2017

A member of the State Charter School Board has resigned. D-News looks at whether Utah should collect data on gay teens. Schools in Logan will be starting a little later next year. Monday’s lesson at Trailside Elementary School in Park City: Un sou est un sou. Trump administration looks to make cuts this year to domestic programs like education to help pay for a boost to the military and for the wall. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen calls for better educational opportunities for low-income communities and programs to develop entrepreneurship. New poll finds Education Secretary DeVos is the least popular Trump appointee. The Colorado Education Association tries to use that to their advantage in opposing a bill that would boost charter school funding there. Maybe we should check out the over-under on the honey badger for March Mammal Madness. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 28, 2017

Beehive Science and Technology Academy is all over the news today. * Virtual reality classroom * Student wins a statewide design contest * Robotics team wins state Bloomberg columnist takes a long look at upward mobility in Utah. NBC’s DC affiliate takes a look President Trump’s early moves on education. Ed Week takes a look at what the elimination Title II, Part A (that would be the federal program supporting teacher instruction for policy neophytes) might mean for education. Louisiana public schools apparent response to the possibility of high-speed internet? Meh. Is it too late for iPads to dethrone Chromebooks in the classroom? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 27, 2017

State Charter School Board steps back from the issue of eminent domain. State Charter School Board also follows up with Franklin Discovery Academy. Park City Elementary works with students on coding. Ed Tech magazine looks at UETN’s Unicast Reverse-Path Forwarding, which adds an extra layer of security against hackers. President Trump signs the measure to roll back Obama-era rules on ESSA. Sure, USA Today offers all kinds of fashion tips for prom dresses for the prom season, but not a word about powder blue rental tuxedos. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 24, 2017

Can the State Charter School Board exercise eminent domain? The Spectrum looks at LGBTQ students in Utah in the wake of the passage of SB196. U.S. News & World Report looks at split reactions in the charter school community to Trump administration school choice policies. The U.S. Department of Education looks at data security among education contracting firms. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 23, 2017

Jordan School District looks to boost teacher pay. Provo High looks to end FFA participation. Nationally, 50 education groups urge rejection of the GOP health bill, scheduled for a vote today. Education becomes a topic at the current Fed meeting. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 22, 2017

Gov. Herbert promotes the new Talent Ready Utah program to create high-skill, high-paying jobs. Salt Lake School Board commits to protecting the privacy of undocumented students. Congratulations to West High’s Kellie May, this year’s University of Utah Outstanding Public School Teacher. Chalkbeat and Ed Week look at how President Trump’s new education budget is trying to change the way schools are funded (now how much, but how). In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court bolsters the education rights of students with disabilities. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, whose opinion was reversed by the high court, spoke about his ruling at his Senate hearing. In a new survey, foreign exchange students say high school in the U.S. is easier than at home … and they don’t get the deal with all the sports in school. New report looks at how many students are being taught by highly qualified teachers. Which learning myths do you believe? Check out this quiz. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More