Education News Roundup: Aug. 11, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education is no longer a part of the Utah Public Education Coalition. Weber School Board looks to refinance its bonds. USOE Associate Superintendent Angie Stallings reaches out to Hispanic parents in Utah for a back-to-school piece on Univision. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: Aug. 10, 2015

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In Today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education gives preliminary approval to a new rule on school turnaround in Utah. Proposed middle school science standards will have 30 more days of public review. New York Times gives a national perspective on the teacher shortage. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 10. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: Aug. 7, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education continues to work on middle school science standards. Iowa approves Next Generation Science Standards. Pew Center takes a look at how teens are making friends, in real life an online. Seven more states get NCLB waivers and Connecticut’s waiver allows it to use the SAT exam for 11th grade assessment. Links to these stories and many more in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 7. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: Aug. 5, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Tribune looks a little closer at the recent tax hikes in Salt Lake and Granite districts as well as the proposed hike in Murray. Fox 13 looks at teacher shortages in Utah. Potential GOP gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson discusses education. Does the Justice Department’s targeting of special education programs in Georgia have national implications? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 5. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: August 3, 2015




Standard looks at a teacher shortage in Utah schools. A former Ogden teacher is worried about Utah’s draft strategic education plan. D-News looks at proposed tax hikes, including for school districts, in Salt Lake County. Utah Digital Learning Task Force is at work on a technology plan for state schools. Sen. Osmond discusses a proposed tax break for Utah teachers. In an interesting development, it’s liberals who are concerned about school accountability and conservatives who are concerned about student privacy in the ESEA debate. New Jersey Gov. Christie wants to punch teacher unions in the face. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup July 31, 2015

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Suicide prevention program aimed at elementary students. Juab High School counselor Derrin Owens nominated to fill House seat vacated by Jon Cox. College Board revises its AP history course and test. Two plays clearly stand out as among the most produced by high schools over the past 80 years. Perhaps surprisingly, neither one is “Waiting for Godot.” All that and more in today’s education news roundup. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup 07-30-15




KSL checks in on Native American students at summer school in Blanding. Standard looks at House Bill 345 on educator misconduct. Sen. Hatch co-sponsors a federal bill on teacher loan assistance. EdSource offers up some interesting interactive graphics with longitudinal and state-comparative data on school finance, student demographics and achievement, and teacher pay. Ninety percent of Colorado’s teachers are white, but only 57 percent of its students. How does the state go about increasing diversity in its teaching workforce? White House urges kids to bring a book to read at the barbershop while they’re waiting in line for a haircut. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: July 29, 2015




Park City High School no longer ranked near the top by U.S. News & World Report. However, another grader, WalletHub, puts Utah’s public school system in the top 20. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: July 28, 2015

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There is follow up on Utah getting its ESEA waiver renewed. School districts are trying to cut back on watering. Education Next poll finds more than two-thirds of Americans support required annual testing in schools. WaPo finds the dreaded “c” word is being used in trying to pass an update to ESEA. The “c” word? Compromise. Study finds that if you really want to hire a quality teacher, wait until there’s a recession. Key and Peele reimagine Sports Center as Teaching Center … y’know, as if teaching mattered as much as sports does. As if. All that and more in today’s education news roundup. . . . → Read More