Education News Roundup: June 30, 2016

Governing magazine looks at what poor road conditions in Utah’s portion of the Navajo nations mean for, among others, school children. KUER looks at a program that uses art to connect students with the environment. In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling on playground equipment in Missouri, should we expect more or fewer lawsuits over school vouchers? Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence is offering some big money for some CTE teachers and their schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

CACTUS Maintenance Scheduled This Weekend

The Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) will be going down at noon on Friday, June 30 for our yearly rollover. If you are still connected in CACTUS at noon you will be kicked off and your work will NOT be saved. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 29, 2017

Spectrum takes a look at the recent Census report on per-pupil funding in the U.S. Elaine Clark named dean of the U’s College of Education. U.S. Department of Ed gives states more time on financial transparency. Parents in the United States spend an average of $58,464 on their child’s education … before they reach university, according to a new study from British banking giant HSBC. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 28, 2017

State Board and Equality Utah jointly ask for a stay in the LGBT lawsuit. Kairos Academy will ask the State Charter Board for a hearing on the Board’s decision to revoke the charter. Nearly three dozen senators sign a letter of concern over Secretary DeVos’ civil rights enforcement. Like Utah, New Hampshire is trying to figure out how to make competency-based education work. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 27, 2017

A group of Utah educators files suit to halt partisan State School Board elections. Parents of six Utah girls file suit to allow their daughters to play high school football. St. George News takes a closer look at homeless students. AP takes a closer look at what yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on school playgrounds portends for vouchers. The Atlantic and The Hill takes larger views of the public education system in the U.S. Code.org creates a computer coding class for middle schoolers while the New York Times takes a closer look at Code.org itself. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 26, 2017

Cache School District is holding on to acreage for future schools. Cache Supt. Schofield discusses his district. There is a petition circulating to save Kairos Academy. The U.S. Supreme Court sides with a Missouri church in a case that could have implications for school vouchers. There are also a couple of new studies out on how well students perform in voucher schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

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