Education News Roundup: April 28, 2017

The 2017 Utah Children’s Budget Report from Voices for Utah Children is out. It includes information on education spending in Utah. If you want better grades consider emulating Buddy Rich or John Bonham? Herald Journal looks into grades at Spring Creek Middle School. Former NASA Astronaut Jose Hernandez speaks with high school students at the Latinos in Action Conference in Salt Lake. Apple, Google, and Microsoft are fighting it out for dominance in the ed tech market. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 27, 2017

Gov. Herbert was in attendance when President Trump signed an order yesterday seeking a review of federal education regulations. Ogden School District moves to performance pay for coaches. Trib follows up on the American Preparatory Academy construction issue in Draper. 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle discusses after-school programs in Ed Week. New IES study looks at the Washington, D.C. voucher program and student success. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 26, 2017

Several news outlets look at teacher salaries in Utah as contracts are being negotiated for next school year. An engineering consultant to the Utah State Division of Risk Management has concerns with Canyons District Big Cottonwood Canyon bus route. President Trump prepares to sign an executive order on local control in K-12 education. China is now livestreaming many of its classrooms. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 25, 2017

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Audit finds problems in Utah’s dual immersion program. Utah Department of Health looks at playground injuries. San Juan District is trying to figure out how best to attract and keep teachers. New report finds Utah students have the lowest FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application rates in the country. The latest USN&WR high school rankings are out. Secretary DeVos says Common Core is no more. Whatever the results, you’ve gotta give the kid points for trying: “7-year-old fakes note from school saying he needs to play more video games.” All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Governor Appoints Weilenmann School Director to State Charter School Board

Gov. Gary R. Herbert announced today that he has appointed Park City’s Weilenmann School of Discovery Executive Director Cynthia K. Phillips to the Utah State Charter School Board. . . . → Read More

USBE Standards & Assessment Committee Meeting

The Utah State Board of Education Standards and Assessment Committee will hold hold a meeting at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 beginning at 9:30 a.m. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 21, 2017

Congratulations to Davis School District on its AP honor. Gang conference takes a look at junior high and high school aged gang members. Arizona Republic takes a closer look at the new voucher program there. ’90s icons Carmen San Diego and the Miss Frizzle are back. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 20, 2017

Latino students at Weber State discuss what they had to do to get to college. Congratulations to this year’s Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education winners. Congratulations to this year’s STEM Innovation winners. Congratulations to Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee, who was named National Teacher of the Year. Secretary of Education DeVos writes about her belief in education. ESSA will put a new emphasis on per-pupil spending. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 19, 2017

Poll finds support for raising taxes for building needs in Granite District. USDA will soon require schools to detail plans for dealing with students with unpaid school lunch accounts. WaPo finds absenteeism becoming a school measure in new ESSA plans. Dodgeball is still legal in Louisiana schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More