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

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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

Education News Roundup: Aug. 5, 2014

The School Breakfast Program by USDA/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: UEA names a new executive director. Logan is offering school breakfast for all students. Education reform keeps showing up on Comedy Central’s Daily Show and Colbert Report. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for August 5. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 31, 2014

Utah State Capitol

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert names the finalists who will appear on November’s ballot for State Board of Education. All the incumbents made it through to the ballot. Jordan District split proposition still — at least somewhat — up in the air. Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham says the state should apply for an ESEA waiver extension. Republican, Democratic political insiders say Utah should keep Common Core. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 31. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 30 , 2014

"Back to School" by Leland Francisco/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Unaccompanied minors are making their way to Utah. Sen. Hatch joins forces with Massachusetts Sen. Markey to update FERPA. Markey, Hatch introduce student privacy proposal. Summer eSmart Camp makes girls ‘detectives of the past,’ exploring archaeology. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 30. . . . → Read More