Education News Roundup: June 6, 2016

Green Eggs and Ham




Trib looks at SITLA and local zoning. D-News checks in on the progress of the Intergenerational Poverty Committee. Secretary King discusses ESSA with Ed Week. Second graders study philosophy with an assist from Dr. Seuss. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 3, 2016

Utah School Districts




Voices for Utah Children compares Utah and Colorado in education and economy. It finds Utah’s economy beats Colorado, or the most part, but loses to Colorado in education, again, for the most part. Utah State Board of Education candidates will participate in debates this year. Nebraska State Board of Education unable to muster enough votes to push back on the transgender guidance letter. A federal appeals court has upheld the suspension of a Chicago teacher who used the n-word as part of a lesson. That decision prompted a reply from a Harvard law professor. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 2, 2016

Electronic High School




An inappropriate abortion question ends up on an Electronic High School biology test. Dual immersion is very popular in Utah. And the feds want better dual immersion programs for younger students. There’s more on the summer food program. Congratulations to West High’s Kathy Liu, who won $50,000 at the Intel science fair. President Obama defends the transgender guidance letter. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 1, 2016

Transgender Guidance Complaint




Sen. Adams discusses transgender issues on NPR, and his comments pick up some interest in the national media. The Record looks at the Bright Futures program in Park City. U.S. News & World Report takes a long, in depth look at what may become of Title I funding under the new ESSA. The Supreme Court is pondering special education. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 31, 2016

Summer Food Service Program




Sure, it’s summer, but schools will be the topic of political conversations in Utah. Gov. Gary Herbert and his Republican challenger, Jonathan Johnson are already talking about schools. Trib looks at charter school performance and outsourced administration. Spectrum looks at the summer food program. 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle discusses end-of-year tests. Charter school growth comes at the expense of district schools in big cities, AP finds. The Atlantic looks at the benefits of dual immersion education. This week’s viral video is from a recent graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 27, 2016

Graduation Cap Cupcake




In today’s ENR: The follow up continues on the transgender student guidance letter. Salt Lake Trib reporters discuss it. Two second graders honored for helping save a teacher aide who had suffered a stroke at school. With new ESSA flexibility, California considers whether parents are best helped in understanding student achievement with a school grade/score or a dashboard. Take a look at this student commute to school in China; it’s pretty much straight uphill. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 27, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 25, 2016

Graduation Calendar/Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: KTVX looks at next year’s looming teacher shortage in Utah. BYU researchers look at the “more kids in your family, less education” phenomenon. Think you have a long commute to work? Check out this teacher. All of you “i before e” fans rejoice. The National Spelling Bee starts today. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 25, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 23, 2016

Living Traditions Festival School Day Program/Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: Local media take a look at the funding race in the gubernatorial campaign. Trib also looks at campaign funding in the Utah State Board of Education races. Sen. Hillyard discusses the governor’s position on Common Core. Nationally, the Hechinger Report looks at student achievement data in Kentucky, one of the earliest adopters and testers of Common Core. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 23, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 20, 2016

Living Traditions Festival School Day Program/Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert discusses the transgender bathroom issue. Tribune looks at charter school management companies in Utah. Legislature discusses competency-based education. Utah communities still among fastest-growing in country, Census estimates show. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 20, 2016. . . . → Read More