Education News Roundup: Aug. 31, 2017

Logan town hall meeting focuses on teacher recruitment and retention. Jordan School Board bars gathering of petition signatures at school. Feds approve four more state ESSA plans. Georgia Supreme Court rules that self-defense may be a justification for fighting in school. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 30, 2017

Districts begin looking at new flexibility in middle school courses. Kairos Academy drops its appeal of the State Charter School Board’s decision to terminate its charter. Some middle school students are attending a small satellite conference in Utah. Ed Week looks at the pay of state superintendents. Are teachers using memes, emojis, and GIFs to teach a lesson? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

USBE Charter School Appeal Panel Hearing Canceled

Kairos Academy has withdrawn is appeal of a Utah State Charter School Board decision to terminate its charter. The hearing that had been scheduled on Sept. 5, 2017 has consequently been canceled. . . . → Read More

Utah’s 2017 Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Announced

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah State Board of Education announced today the names of the four 2017 Utah finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. They are: . . . → Read More

USBE Charter School Appeal Panel Hearing Scheduled Sept. 5, 2017

The Utah State Board of Education Charter School Appeal Panel will hold a public hearing beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 on the Utah State Charter School Board’s decision to terminate the charter of Kairos Academy. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 29, 2017

Utah lawmakers are considering an option that would let them call themselves into special session. Logan residents still working out how a community rec center and Logan High can coexist in the same facility. More Americans are giving better grades to public schools, according to this year’s Phi Delta Kappa poll. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has launched an on-campus high school for aspiring teachers. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 28, 2017

D-News looks at Utah’s draft ESSA plan. Trib looks at results of lead testing in drinking water in Utah public schools. AP looks at controversy in ed tech. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 25, 2017

Spectrum takes a look at transgender students in the southwest corner of the state. A crowd at the Ogden School Board meeting seeks more clarity on the district’s bond initiative. Carbon School District uses its Parentlink system to alert parents and students about school bus issues. Marion County Public Schools create a “Rumor Control” web page to stop fake news being spread about the district. Biggest back-to-school parent concern? Bullying and cyberbulling. Although that changes for minority parents who most fear racial inequities, according to a new poll. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 24, 2017

The U’s Utah Education Policy Center will survey Utah teachers to find out why they’re leaving the profession. Gov. Herbert announces a new IT education pathway. Appeal hearing for Kairos Academy pushed back to Sept. 5. What effect do schools’ start dates have on local economies? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More