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

State Charter School Board Meeting Agenda




The Utah State Charter School Board will meet as a a full board and in committee on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 21, 2017




Gov. Herbert signs more bills including SB196 which ends the prohibition on homosexuality advocacy in sex ed classes, HB92, which restricts placing students in restraint, and HB119, which clarifies the process for filling vacant school board seats. The Salt Lake School Board will look at an immigration resolution tonight. Education was a main topic at a town hall meeting in Fillmore. Several news organizations look at Trump administration plans to expand school choice and state flexibility. Check out Indrani Das, the 17-year-old winner of the $250,000 Regeneron Science Talent Search. She’s been working on brain neurons and a process call astrogliosis, which is something you’ll need to Google just to figure out what it is. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 20, 2017




Our Schools Now will move ahead with a ballot initiative to raise taxes for school funding. Daily Herald looks at the GIANT Steps Autism Preschool. They also look at charter schools in Utah County. Salt Lake District hopes to keep its Peer Assistance Review teacher mentor program running. Timpview High senior Joseph Sandholtz performs with the 2017 Jazz Band of America. Secretary DeVos discusses choice and flexibility with the National Association of State Boards of Education. Boston public schools become the first in the nation to ditch Mercator Projection maps in favor of the Gall-Peters Projection. And if you need a little pick-me-up on Monday — and who doesn’t on a Monday? — check out this promposal. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More