Education News Roundup: Aug. 20, 2014

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In today’s ENR: Utah comes out scholastically on top among states who test 100 percent of their students on ACT. Utah’s new more rigorous core standards will translate into lower proficiency scores. State Board of Education will look at hiring an interim superintendent on Thursday. The search for a new State Superintendent continues. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 20. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 15, 2014

Superintendent for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Joel Coleman.

In today’s ENR: State Board of Education names Joel Coleman as interim superintendent. St. George Spectrum wrongly opines that Utah’s core lacks requirements for handwriting. You’ll find the standards by doing a keyword search on “handwriting” in the standards. State Board Members Johnson and Moss discuss the ESEA waiver. Washington superintendents aren’t keen on NCLB designations. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 15. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 14, 2014

Intergenerational Poverty in Public Schools Bill.

In today’s ENR: Jordan District parents petition district to keep immersion teachers. Ogden schools looking at taking on intergenerational poverty. Among U.S. metro areas, Salt Lake is eighth lowest in the country for percentage of students in private schools. Fresno, CA, is lowest and New Orleans is highest. Will ESEA be reauthorized this year? Next year? OK. Ever? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 14. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 13, 2014

"Kids going to school" by Spyros Papaspyropoulos/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Some Utah school districts are still looking for teachers. UDOT unveils a walking-to-school app. New West Valley charter school focuses on teen moms. BYU poli-sci professor floats the idea of a ballot initiative on funding Utah schools. Study find schools staffing is up, but mostly for aides. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 13. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 12, 2014

"back to school" by Emma_Brown/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Ogden District working with sophomores to boost high school graduation rates. YouthBuild program at the Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College aims to help those who didn’t graduate. WaPo profiles form Utah Teacher of the Year and now NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. How do you feel about teacher tenure? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 12. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 11, 2014

Utah State Board of Education August meeting

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education votes to conditionally seek an extension of the state’s ESEA waiver. ENR is going to miss Brenda Hales. Granite Board OKs a small tax hike. Ogden Board considers a small tax hike. White students no longer comprise a majority of U.S. public school students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 11. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 8, 2014

Utah State Board of Education

In today’s ENR: Trib looks at the payout for Jordan District’s former deputy superintendent. Utah State Board of Education scheduled to vote on the state’s ESEA waiver extension today. Weber School Board prepares to issue bonds. Lehi High working to finish addition. Healthy lunches may be winning over students. What one teacher learned from being homeless for a month. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for the Aug. 8. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 7, 2014

"69/365 - School Supplies in Excess" by Alissa Becker/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Trib looks at homelessness among Utah students. “Our kids, they’re not excited to go back to school, and part of it is embarrassment that they’re living in a shelter and their classmates will find out and they’ll get bullied and teased.” School principals and city mayors climb on the school bus for a tour of Jordan School District. Teachers seek school supply donations on Reddit. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 7. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 6, 2014

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act as Reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

In today’s ENR: Logan Herald Journal looks at what happens to Cache schools if Utah reverts to NCLB standards ahead of Friday’s Utah State Board of Education vote on a waiver extension. South Jordan votes against seeking a split from the Jordan School District. USA Today looks at immigrant children’s impact on schools this fall. What is Texas’ high school graduation rate anyway? Several local schools would get ‘failing’ grade under No Child Left Behind. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 6 . . . → Read More