Education News Roundup: April 25, 2017

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Audit finds problems in Utah’s dual immersion program. Utah Department of Health looks at playground injuries. San Juan District is trying to figure out how best to attract and keep teachers. New report finds Utah students have the lowest FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application rates in the country. The latest USN&WR high school rankings are out. Secretary DeVos says Common Core is no more. Whatever the results, you’ve gotta give the kid points for trying: “7-year-old fakes note from school saying he needs to play more video games.” All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 21, 2017




Congratulations to Davis School District on its AP honor. Gang conference takes a look at junior high and high school aged gang members. Arizona Republic takes a closer look at the new voucher program there. ’90s icons Carmen San Diego and the Miss Frizzle are back. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 20, 2017




Latino students at Weber State discuss what they had to do to get to college. Congratulations to this year’s Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education winners. Congratulations to this year’s STEM Innovation winners. Congratulations to Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee, who was named National Teacher of the Year. Secretary of Education DeVos writes about her belief in education. ESSA will put a new emphasis on per-pupil spending. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 19, 2017




Poll finds support for raising taxes for building needs in Granite District. USDA will soon require schools to detail plans for dealing with students with unpaid school lunch accounts. WaPo finds absenteeism becoming a school measure in new ESSA plans. Dodgeball is still legal in Louisiana schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 18, 2017




A Utah 6th District Court judge rules that SITLA lands are not subject to local zoning regulations. Ogden still considering what action to take for undocumented students. Ed Week takes a look at the new school choice law in Arizona. Will education become a wedge issue in the 2018 elections? Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine says teens shouldn’t start school before 8:30 a.m. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 17, 2017

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Our Schools Now appears open to a sales tax increase to help schools. A judge today granted a stay in Equality Utah’s suit against the state. Headline of the day: “Who is Rich Nye anyway?” School choice is linked to an important case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Tomorrow, of course, is income tax deadline day. For every $100 you pay in federal income tax, how much of it goes to education? $2.08, according to a new study. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 13, 2017




Granite School District looks to raise taxes to raise teacher salaries. Problems continue at the APA construction site in Draper. Carbon High singers are headed to Carnegie Hall. New national report finds that many transgender students are just not drinking fluids nor going to the bathroom at school at all. New study finds school could save billions if they shared information about how much they were each paying for technology. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 12, 2017




Salt Lake School District hopes to take advantage of the end of an equalization funding measure. It will cost $2.5 million to demolish Granite High. Duchesne School District Adult Education Director Danny Drew may challenge Sen. Hatch. Study find merit pay may work. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 11, 2017




USDB is looking for new advisory council members. What’s in heavy rotation on your curriculum playlist? Are schools and colleges making use of big data to find the students they want? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More