Education News Roundup: May 22, 2017




SITLA looks to increase fees for hunting. Utah schools will have to create policies to end “lunch shaming.” Trib looks at graduation Water Canyon School in Hildale. Ed Week tries to figure out what understaffing at ED portends for ESSA state plans. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 19, 2017




Salt Lake District is offering teachers a 9 percent pay raise. Remember to pay your web domain name fee on time. Dual immersion students now starting to reach high school. KSL looks at who owns Utah, including the land managed by the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issue a new report on CTE. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 18, 2017




The Trib and Channel 4 look at pay raises for Utah teachers. Educators and others are looking at some of the changes in Utah’s juvenile justice system. Students from several Utah schools will be speaking with astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Friday. Longtime Granite Board Member Sarah Meier is stepping down. The Trump administration is scheduled to release its proposed education budget on Monday. Early reports show an emphasis on school choice measures. Ed Week looks at how often restraint and seclusion are used in schools nationally. GAO releases its report on the Bureau of Indian Education. Some advice this graduation season? Don’t save seats. It can turn ugly really quick. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 17, 2017




Voices for Utah Children issues a new report on how children of color are faring in the state. Ed Week wraps up last week’s ed tech conference in Salt Lake. Money being raised through the Park City Education Foundation to help Latino students apply for protections. Congratulations to Carbon Supt. Steve Carlsen who will be the new Box Elder superintendent come July. Utah looks to spend some of its Volkswagen settlement on new school buses. U.S. House committee advances a new CTE bill. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 16, 2017




BYU Universe takes a look at Utah’s new American Indian and Alaskan Native pilot program. eSchool News looks at Secretary DeVos’ keynote at ASU+GSV in Salt Lake last week. Wisconsin looks to push career and technical ed. Latest data show fewer criminal incidents being reported in schools nationally. Latest poll shows most Americans know little or nothing about either charter schools or school vouchers. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 15, 2017




AP looks anew at vouchers in Utah with the ascendancy of Secretary DeVos, a voucher proponent. AP also has a national package on vouchers and school choice generally. Congratulations to new Murray Supt. Jennifer Covington. KSL looks at Utah’s teacher shortage. New York Times looks at the Google-ization of American education. For parents is the equation really Math < Reading? If gym class burps can be ruled on by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and discussed by the U.S. Supreme Court, they can be included in the news roundup. All that and more in today's Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 11, 2017




Grand Supt. Scott Crane is leaving to become the executive director of the Southeast Education Service Center. Salt Lake Mayor Biskupski speaks to Salt Lake and Granite students at The Leonardo. Former Utah State Board of Education Member Mark Openshaw and members of his family will be memorialized with a playground at Rock Canyon Elementary School. Nationally, CTE is looking at what remains as viable career pathways today. Alabama will dump ACT Aspire. The University of Utah is among the top schools in a new report on teacher preparation programs. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 10, 2017




U.S. Education Secretary DeVos spoke on school choice in Salt Lake City. And how did the conference at which the Secretary spoke go? NEA President and former Utah Teacher of the Year Lily Garcia offers a tribute to teachers. Who are the four finalists for the Box Elder superintendent position? A consortium of private schools is busy creating mastery transcripts to replace traditional high school transcripts. Study finds teachers are less often hired and more often fired than other school staff. Governing magazine looks at state-level education governance and asks the question: What’s the best way to make sure education agency heads are accountable? How hard is it to get a high school ref these days and why? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 9, 2017




New poll finds Utahns say schools need more funding. Utah school funding is even picking up interest in Michigan. Ogden seeks to raise literacy and graduation rates. A psychologist talks with the Cache School Board about its decision to exclude a health survey question on sexual orientation. Congratulations to Utah’s newest STEM schools. Secretary DeVos is visiting Granite Technical Institute this morning. State Superintendent Dickson writes of her appreciation of teachers. Florida looks to do a massive overhaul of public education. What? You mean social media won’t be available in high school … for the whole month? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More