Education News Roundup: Nov. 16 – 2016

2017 State Radon Poster Contest Winners

There is more follow on the Mountain View High story. With about 10,000 new students next year, Utah needs to scrounge $115 million more. Union Middle School teachers, faculty honored for response to October shooting. Who Could Be Donald Trump’s Education Secretary? . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 15 – 2016

Statewide E.Y.E. (Entry Years Enhancement) Coordinators meeting at the Utah State Board of Education office.

Utahns Overwhelmingly Want Better Funded Schools. Five students stabbed in Mountain View High School locker room. Orem Elementary School honors custodian for service in armed forces. ACT Offers First Accommodations for English-Language Learners. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 09 – 2016

Alternative Language Services (ALS) Directors meeting at the USBE office.

In today’s ENR: Early results show voters approving Jordan, Alpine school bonds. Unofficial results: Alpine, Jordan district voters approve $630M in school bonds. Utah voters complete purge of state school board incumbents, early results show. Voters approve amendment to send more state land money to Utah schools. Education Mattered in 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 08 – 2017

"I Voted Sticker" by Bill.Roehl/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: The Tribune and KUTV look at the latest charter school enrollment numbers. The Big Education Races To Watch On Election Day. The education policies Americans will vote on this Tuesday. The U.S. elections quiz. How much do — and don’t — you know? . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 07 – 2016

"Your Vote Counts" by Renee Silverman/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Conference gives girls hands-on learning experience in STEM fields. $630 million in school funding hinges on Jordan, Alpine district voters. Utah State Board of Education November Meeting Summary. Why Most Parents Home School: Safety, Drugs, and Peer Pressure, Study Finds. Trump-Clinton? Charter Schools Are the Big Issue on Massachusetts’ Ballot . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 02 – 2016

Reid P. Newey. Photo courtesy of Davis School District office.

Congratulations to Reid Newey on his new appointment as the superintendent of Davis School District. Utah County residents to see 11 school district-level options on election ballot. Utah mom creates toy to help kids learn how to code. The PG-13 Reporters Covering an R-Rated Election. New standards contribute to academic improvement in many states, report asserts. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 01 -2016

"I Voted Sticker" by Bill.Roehl/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Deseret News looks at the upcoming expansion of the Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning. Geneva gets a facelift courtesy of volunteers. Study: How A Happy School Can Help Students Succeed. The Need to Validate Vocational Interests Assuming college is always the best option turns career-minded students away from true learning. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 31, 2016

Utah Digital Teaching and Learning Grant Program

Standard-Examiner looks at Davis District’s Digital Teaching and Learning Grant application. D-News looks at school breakfast in Utah. Judge rules that plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed against the state’s statute against homosexuality advocacy in sex education will be allowed to remain anonymous. State Treasurer Damschen writes in favor of Amendment B. U.S. Supreme Court will hear the transgender school case out of Virginia. Hawaii is looking for a new state superintendent. But then again, a lot of urban school districts are looking for new superintendents, too. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 28, 2016


You’re going to need to get out your scorecards to keep track of Utah State Board of Education candidate endorsements. There is some follow up on Utah’s nation-leading performance in eighth grade science scores. If you’re regular readers, you’ve already seen this story about Davis High’s Debbie Hall, but CBS did a nice job with it. New study finds the gender gap in math begins in kindergarten. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More