Education News Roundup: Aug. 21, 2017

School districts begin looking at middle school course options. KSL finds the teacher shortage has eased in Utah. Tribune updates us on the Dreamers. New Gallup poll finds most Americans are satisfied with their child’s education. A different poll finds support for charter schools has dropped. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 4, 2017

State Board of Education looks at ninth and 10th grade year-end tests in Utah. Board’s Law and Licensing Committee kills a proposal to amend its rule on the online educator license web site. Provo Herald wonders why there are so few women in education leadership roles in Utah County. Standard takes a look a student discipline in Ogden District. Ed Week looks at testing flexibility in ESSA. Cal State drops its requirements for placement exams, remedial classes in math and English for freshmen. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 3, 2017

Weber School District heads to the ballot with a $97 million bond proposal. A military wife with 20 years of teaching experience discusses the difficulties of finding a job matching her experience. Her current station: Utah. Late Weber School Board President Brent Richardson leaves the district foundation $100,000. Kaysville’s Career Path High School gets some national kudos for its use of open educational resources. How much are tax breaks for big box stores affecting education funding nationally? Two new national efforts are underway to help teachers use technology in the classroom. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 2, 2017

Granite District Board approves a 12% tax hike. Weber Board considers bonds rather than a tax hike. ED approves the first state ESSA plan; or should we say First State since it was for Delaware. New survey finds 90 percent of parents think their kids are doing just fine in math and reading. The reality? Not so much. How much of this is due to education jargon getting in the way? Should writing instruction focus on expression or grammar? What changes when you teach reading via print and via computers? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 1, 2017

Our Schools Now reduces its requested tax hikes for public education. Granite School Board prepares for a truth-in-taxation hearing aimed at increased teacher salaries. Kairos Academy appeals State Charter Board’s decision to terminate its charter to State Board of Education. State Charter Board Member Greg Haws resigns. UEA President Heidi Matthews discusses equity and teacher shortages. Ed Week takes a closer look at the skills gap. Are Latino children being shortchanged in a dual immersion in D.C.? Wyoming wrestles with how to compare its schools with schools nationally. An Indianapolis kindergarten teacher involves a whole lotta flower girls and ring bearers in her wedding. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 31, 2017

Our Schools Now says support is growing for its ballot initiative to raise taxes for school funding. AFT holds a rally for public schools in Salt Lake. KUER looks at the ARL licensing process. Seventeen magazine has palpitations over flooding at East High. It was where “High School Musical” was filmed, you know. ED clarifies school improvement evidence rule in ESSA. Ed Week takes a deep look into the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, aka COPPA. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 28, 2017

The Spectrum looks at future growth in Washington County. And it has come to this, the next best local story is about goats eating grass at Washington Elementary. Happy summer, everyone. Sen. Stephenson clarifies his comments on technology in the classroom. New Fordham report looks at state ESSA school improvement plans. More states are offering STEM diploma seals for eligible high school graduates. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 27, 2017

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Legislature discusses the use of technology in the classroom. The frequency of changing school grading measurements also came up on the Hill. After the outcry over federal ESSA feedback, ED is changing its methods. President Trump donates his quarterly salary to ED. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 26, 2017

Legislative prognosticators predict a budget surplus this year. Trib looks at upcoming property tax hikes, including some from school districts. BYU/Georgia study looks at science teachers who are teaching out-of-area (e.g., chemistry teachers teaching physics). Utah branch of the AFT plans a march for public education this weekend in Salt Lake. One of the proposed amendments for the GOP healthcare bill is one that would preserve Medicaid funding for schools. How seriously are states taking federal ESSA critiques? Stat of the week: There are 2.4 million fewer college students in the U.S. now than there were six years ago. And for those of you who really like stats, the just-released America’s Children 2017 has lots of them on the well-being of kids. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More