Education News Roundup: Aug. 28, 2014

Map of School Trust Lands in Utah

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert puts the damper on talk of a tax hike for public education. The Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands discusses a state takeover of federal lands. WSU Signpost puts the spotlight on NUAMES. BYU study looks at women’s voices on school boards. Hello? Can anyone hear? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 28. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 27, 2014

"Taxes" by Tax Credits/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: A tax increase of Utah’s schools? Utah Policy offers you a chance to weigh in on the Speaker and the Superintendent’s job. School district has completed nearly $37 million in capital projects at local schools since new program began in 2007. Students bike to collect butterflies in a hands-on learning technique. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 27. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 25, 2014

Utah's Dual Immersion Program

In today’s ENR: Utah’s dual immersion programs gets some props from American Radio Works. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee chimes in to support higher standards. There’s plenty of follow up on Speaker Lockhart seeking the State Superintendent job, including reaction stories (which are the last two in this list). Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 25. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 22, 2014

Syd Dickson, director of Teaching and Learning, Utah State Office of Education, has been appointed to serve as the state's interim deputy superintendent.

In today’s ENR: State Board of Education appoints Joel Coleman as interim superintendent. Trib’s Paul Rolly says Speaker Lockhart is a candidate for superintendent. Judge rules Arizona owes big bucks to its education system. As you are aware, the Governor is asking parents, teachers, community members and other constituency groups to provide input and comment on the Common Core Standards which Utah has adopted as part of the Utah Core Standards. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 22. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 21, 2014

Utah State Board of Education

In today’s ENR: The Utah State Board of Education will have a meeting tonight to appoint an interim superintendent. Gov. Herbert meets with Ogden teachers … and only with the teachers. Are the feds easing off on test-based teacher ratings? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 21. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 20, 2014

ACT2014

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