Education News Roundup: July 27, 2016




In today’s ENR: Utah teachers speak against the new APT license in a public hearing. Sen. Hatch co-sponsors a bill giving a boost to CTE programs. Idaho officials tally up lottery money — including Utah contributions — which goes to education there. ED releases guidance on homeless students under ESSA. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 27. . . . → Read More

Free Summer Meals

Summer Food Service Program




The Summer Food Service Program 2016 is in full swing offering breakfast, lunch, snacks or dinner for all children 18 years old and younger. The program, which has been around since 1975, aims to fill the meal gaps that are left when schools are out for the summer. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 22, 2016

2016-17 School Calendar/Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: Davis County teacher compares and contrasts schools in Utah and France, where she began her teaching career. New USDA rule on junk food in schools released today. Future U economics professor discusses her study on how schools fire teachers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 22, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 19, 2016




In today’s ENR: Utah State Auditor Dougall releases a new report on public meeting notices. He also releases an audit on Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. Politico and Ed Week take a look at the GOP’s education platform. U.S. high school students take first place for the second year in a row at the International Math Olympiad. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 19, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 14, 2016

Daniela Bergantz, Age 10. Picture courtesy of PBS.org.




In today’s ENR: Legislators discuss teacher preparation in Utah. Ed Week offers some national perspective on the same issue. Davis Supt. Bryan Bowles announces retirement plans. Reps. Bishop and Chaffetz introduce their public lands bill. Congratulations to Utah’s Daniela Bergantz, state winner of this year’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge with her recipe for American Flag Ravioli in Creamy Garden Sauce. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 14, 2016. . . . → Read More

Bringing the Farm to Summer Meals

Summer Meals Program event/ Education News Roundup




The USDA’s Summer Food Service Program aims to provide low-income meals to children when school is not in session. In an effort to raise awareness about our local summer meals program, encourage participation, and create a fun event for children, the Dairy Council of Utah/Nevada, The Utah State Office of Education, and Utahns Against Hunger have come together to create a fun nutrition and agriculture experience for kids as part of the Summer Meals Program. . . . → Read More

Nutrition Programs Policy Announced

Children play at a Summer Meals Program sponsor site.




Utah local educational agencies (that is, district and charter schools or LEAs) 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: July 7, 2016




In today’s ENR: UPSTART is expanding. Lt. Gov. Cox talks of Common Core. Which states spend more on incarceration than education? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 7, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 6, 2016

Summer Meals Program event/ Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: How much do we really know about closing the achievement gap? Summer Reading Tips To Prevent ‘Summer Brain Drain.’ U.S. Education Department releases proposed regulations to encourage better and fairer tests, reduce burden of testing. Utah youth suicide now leading cause of death for Utah kids ages 11 to 17. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 6. . . . → Read More