Education News Roundup: March 13, 2015

Touring the Utah Capitol by Utah Public Education

In today’s ENR: D-News looks at the financial picture for Utah’s schools following the legislative session. No agreement reached on how to adjust the Utah State Board of Education elections. The school turnaround bill passes. As does the civics test bill. Robotics Competition Inspires Future Engineers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 13. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: March 12, 2015

School Bus parked in front of Utah Capitol Building

In today’s ENR: Looks like the Senate prefers a partisan State School Board. Legislature OKs a property tax increase for schools. Sen. Hillyard explains why the Legislature stuck with a 4 percent funding increase. New Ed Next study ranks Utah third in the nation for raising math and reading proficiency standards. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 12. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: March 10, 2015

Utah State Capitol

In today’s ENR: Education rally at the Capitol does not result in more funding. Davis School Board will have public comments at its meetings. Secretary Duncan considers whether students are over-tested. Politico delves a little deeper into the Utah connection on the delayed ESEA vote. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 10. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: March 9, 2015

Utah State Capitol

In today’s ENR: The budget is still being hammered out up on the Hill. Utah State Board of Education conditionally votes to seek a renewal of the state’s ESEA waiver. Frank Schofield named new superintendent of the Logan School District. Ed Week looks at backpack funding. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 9. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: March 6, 2015

Utah Teachers at the Summer 2013 Core Academy

In today’s ENR: Legislature looks at a 4 percent increase in WPU funding. Utah State Board of Education considers not extending Utah’s ESEA waiver. For the fifth year in a row, lawmakers tweak school grading system. Should Utah high schoolers be required to take four years of math? Bill to replace ‘dirty buses’ moves on to Senate. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 6. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: March 5, 2105

"Street Signs and Symmetry" by second grade students at Summit Academy.

In today’s ENR: The future of the Utah State Board of Education: Partisan? Nonpartisan? Appointed? Sen. Millner’s math bill advances. Alpine Superintendent Vern Henshaw announces his retirement. Davis considers a bond election for new schools. Rep. Kline hopes to schedule a new vote on the ESEA rewrite the week of March 16. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 5. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: March 4, 2015

Six new State Board of Education members were sworn in during the January Board meeting.

In today’s ENR: Legislature still debating what to do about the election/appointment of Utah State Board of Education. Parental rights bill advances. As does a student privacy bill. Will Utah 8th graders have a gun safety class in school? Logan interviews superintendent finalists. Park City junior high teachers create math videos. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 4. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: March 3, 2015

Granite Park Jr. High students take selfies with Gov. Gary Herbert during his visit to the school on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Tami Pyfer.

In today’s ENR: Student data collection bill advances. Gov. Herbert is looking for a 90 percent high school graduation rate in Utah. Those of you who like to hang out at the intersection of mass media/social media and education stories may find this piece on Common Core and Twitter interesting. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 3, 2015. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: March 2, 2015

Charter School Day at the capitol

In today’s ENR: Poll finds Utahns support Gov. Herbert’s call for more education funding. Public ed groups rally for support at the Capitol. Trib looks at charter school funding. Just getting to school in San Juan District is challenging these days. Former Utah State Board of Education Member Keith Buswell discusses education and road funding in Utah. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 2. . . . → Read More