Education News Roundup: June 23, 2017




Cache and Logan teachers are getting a pay increase. Salt Lake hosts STEM Best Practices Conference. For you CTE fans out there, the U.S. House reauthorized the Perkins Act. U.S. Senators reach across the aisle to promote a teacher leader bill. NPR follows up on a story from 13 years ago when a student entered kindergarten. He graduated from high school this year. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 22, 2017




Legislature considers cleaning up Utah’s education code, but is also considering 90 education-related bills (so far) for the 2018 session. New census data shows Utah’s younger population is growing ever more diverse. Several public education groups received “Talent Ready Utah” grants. Alabama drops ACT Aspire. Fidget spinners are soooooo 20 minutes ago. The newest thing: Mini-crossbows. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 21, 2017




Education Dive takes a look at how Utah and other states are moving forward with competency-based education. State Charter School Board votes to terminate Kairos Academy’s charter. Climate change debate is heating up in schools. A new report looks at the phenomenon of rich, white neighborhoods splitting off from their local school districts. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Votes to Close Kairos Academy




Emphasizing the importance of educating underserved populations, the Utah State Charter School Board unanimously proposed to terminate the charter of Kairos Academy of West Valley City, noting concerns with low enrollment, poor student outcomes, and failure to achieve the school’s stated mission. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 20, 2017




Census Bureau report issued last week shows Utah still in last place for per-pupil funding. Audit criticizes Utah State Charter School Board on use of school start-up funding. Cache HR director says his district is attracting and retaining teachers. AdvancED hopes to expand its school improvement business under ESSA provisions. Is more kale the key to getting into Yale? Or is it a matter of assigning more writing? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 19, 2017




Trib takes a closer look at the possibility of using eminent domain for charter schools. SITLA cancels a gravel pit lease near Capitol Reef. Park Valley School in Box Elder District wants to move to a four-day week. Standard-Examiner profiles new Box Elder Supt. Steve Carlsen. ED will scale back civil rights investigations. ED is also offering feedback on some the early ESSA state plans. National Council for the Social Studies recommends religious studies in public K-12 schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs




The Utah State Board of Education, Child Nutrition Programs today announced their policy for free and reduced price meals and free milk for children unable to pay the full price of meals/milk served under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, After School Snack, and/or Special Milk programs. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 15, 2017

school bus on rural road




Rural schools get some media attention locally and nationally. Researchers take a closer look at education value-added models. Brad Pitt and Michael B. Jordan will star in a movie about the Atlanta cheating scandal. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 14, 2017

Utah State Capitol




Are legislators looking at a property tax increase for Utah schools? Cache and Washington districts are the latest to offer teachers pay raises. Canyons District updates its school lunch arrears account policy. Canyons also looks at the possibility of a private transportation provider for students who live up the canyon. Ed Week’s annual Technology Counts issue is out. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More