Education News Roundup: July 10, 2014

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West Jordan votes against funding a study to split from the Jordan School District. Autism-focused charter school Spectrum Academy gets ready to open in Pleasant Grove. Ogden reaches out to help prepare students for kindergarten. Utah State Board of Education Member Dixie Allen discusses Common Core. The State of Washington recently lost its ESEA waiver. Now the Seattle School District wants a waiver, even if the state doesn’t have one. And, like you didn’t know this already: “Biggest influence on a child’s education may be the mother’s education” All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 9, 2014

Utah's FY 2015 Budget

The Governor’s Education Excellence Commission discusses school finance in Utah. If South Jordan leaves Jordan School District, will West Jordan go, too? Congratulations to new South Summit Superintendent Shad E. Sorenson. USU and Fidelity are working on financial literacy in Utah. National, student financial literacy is about average among OECD countries. Signs of the apocalypse update: Today’s headline in the opinion section of the Wall Street Journal: “Hooray for Arne Duncan!” And a sign of a personal apocalypse update: Are you smarter than an Upper East Side kindergartener in New York? Take the test to find out. These stories and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 8, 2014

There’s local follow up to news that former Utah Teacher of the Year Lily Eskelsen García is now president of the NEA. SITLA is selling some land in Emery County. Despite NEA calls for his resignation, Secretary Duncan is not resigning. New study finds STEM degrees = more $. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 7, 2014

In today’s Education News Roundup: Former Utah Teacher of the Year Lily Eskelsen Garcia is the new president of NEA. Ogden offers the school’s “Summer Soar” program “where kids can come three days a week to get math and reading help, plus spend some time on the computer.” What do Utah teachers do during the summer? Some sell fireworks. NEA seeks resignation of Secretary Duncan. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 3, 2014

Allison P. Riddle, Utah’s 2014 Teacher of the Year

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle, who recently won one of the National Education Association Foundation’s Awards for Teaching Excellence. Politico offers an update on the national test consortia. And if you’re stuck at work today, much like ENR, you can kill some time by playing the “which snack foods meet the new federal vending machine standards” game from Ed Week. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 3. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 2, 2014

Utah State Legislature

In today’s ENR: Financial help is now available for low-income Utah students who want to take AP exams. Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham discusses the state’s math core. SHHS student creates project for preschool teachers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 2. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 1, 2014

"Summer Break" by Ohsohappytogether/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Rep. Bishop talks federal land and school funding in Logan. So, ENR asks, what have you done with your life? “Utah High School Grad Gets Over $2 Million In Scholarship Offers” Board Member Jennifer Johnson offers ideas on how to make the Utah State Board of Education more friendly. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 1. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 30, 2014

Chinese Dual-Immersion Kindergarten Class

In today’s ENR: Education’s OCR dismisses civil rights complaint filed against Salt Lake District. UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh says standardized testing will be an issue at NEA this year. China Daily interviews Sen. Stephenson on dual immersion in Utah. Rep. Snow discusses the State Board election process. Links to theses stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 30. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 27, 2014

Utah State Capitol

In today’s ENR: Utah Political Capitol looks at the federal land issue. And St. George News looks at Common Core. If you’re a school board, who’s your customer? Federal Funding for Students with Disabilities The Evolution of Federal Special Education Finance in the U.S. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 27. . . . → Read More