Education News Roundup: May 9, 2017




New poll finds Utahns say schools need more funding. Utah school funding is even picking up interest in Michigan. Ogden seeks to raise literacy and graduation rates. A psychologist talks with the Cache School Board about its decision to exclude a health survey question on sexual orientation. Congratulations to Utah’s newest STEM schools. Secretary DeVos is visiting Granite Technical Institute this morning. State Superintendent Dickson writes of her appreciation of teachers. Florida looks to do a massive overhaul of public education. What? You mean social media won’t be available in high school … for the whole month? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup May 5, 2017




Congratulations to Utah’s new Presidential Scholars and their teachers. Congratulations to the Utah schools that made the Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools list. Lacrosse. It’s an official thing in Utah high schools now. It appears Secretary DeVos will be in Salt Lake City on Tuesday for the ASU + GSV Summit. U.S. News & World Report looks at the trend of white, wealthy neighborhoods seceding from their school districts to form new districts. Ed Week looks at what President Trump’s order on religious liberty might mean for schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 4, 2017




Davis District agrees to allow girls to participate in wrestling. New Utah Foundation report looks at difficulties finding qualified workers in Utah … which, of course, ties in with education. New study looks at the intersection of state spending on education and state population growth. The health care bill up for a vote today in Washington will have implications for special education because of its ties with Medicaid. Poll finds parents of color don’t really trust all-white teaching staffs at schools to educate their children. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 3, 2017




Granite School Board approves pay raise for teachers. KTVX looks at what Utah schools are doing to structurally prepare for an earthquake. Environment & Energy News looks at what remnants of the Grand Staircase Escalante agreement could have on the Bears Ears situation. San Juan Supt. Lyman will be leaving at the end of the school year. More teachers are turning to GoFundMe sources for classroom needs. California teachers have raised $4.7 million in total donations; Texas teachers have raised $2.1 million. Utah teachers have held 562 campaigns that have raised $221,000 through 4,251 donations, according to GoFundMe. Ed Week looks at education savings accounts. The latest craze to be banned in suburban schools in the U.S. and Canada? Fidget Spinners. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 2, 2017




KTVX scores an interview with Secretary DeVos. Arizona school districts sue the state over funding. Microsoft, looking to gain ground in the ed tech market, introduces a $999 Surface. Bullying may be on the decline in schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 1, 2017




It’s AP testing season and a UVU psychology professor has some questions about them. Utah History Day was Saturday. Also on Saturday, Provo School District held a youth powwow. The budget deal in Congress today has more money for Title I and special education. Will the Arizona tax credit program go national? AP puts together a large package on sexual assault in K-12 schools. Will the Trump administration loosen school lunch rules? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 28, 2017




The 2017 Utah Children’s Budget Report from Voices for Utah Children is out. It includes information on education spending in Utah. If you want better grades consider emulating Buddy Rich or John Bonham? Herald Journal looks into grades at Spring Creek Middle School. Former NASA Astronaut Jose Hernandez speaks with high school students at the Latinos in Action Conference in Salt Lake. Apple, Google, and Microsoft are fighting it out for dominance in the ed tech market. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 27, 2017




Gov. Herbert was in attendance when President Trump signed an order yesterday seeking a review of federal education regulations. Ogden School District moves to performance pay for coaches. Trib follows up on the American Preparatory Academy construction issue in Draper. 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle discusses after-school programs in Ed Week. New IES study looks at the Washington, D.C. voucher program and student success. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 26, 2017




Several news outlets look at teacher salaries in Utah as contracts are being negotiated for next school year. An engineering consultant to the Utah State Division of Risk Management has concerns with Canyons District Big Cottonwood Canyon bus route. President Trump prepares to sign an executive order on local control in K-12 education. China is now livestreaming many of its classrooms. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More