Education News Roundup: Oct. 15, 2014

Education News Roundup for September 22_"Color Markers" by Carlos Lorenzo/flickr

In today’s ENR: Education was one of the focal points in last night’s debate between Mia Love and Doug Owens. Former Davis Superintendent Rich Kendall wonders why education funding debates don’t play a bigger part in Utah politics. Washington School Board discusses the district’s new schedule. National School Boards Association cuts its ties with big tobacco. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 15. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 14, 2014

Superintendent Brad Smith

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education picks Ogden Superintendent Brad Smith as new State Superintendent. Utah’s budget surplus appears to be growing. USOE seeks help in handling charter school growth. Who will be the new head of the U.S. Senate education committee? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 14. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 10, 2014

Utah State Board of Education August meeting

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education interviewed the four finalists for State Superintendent last night. A hiring decision could happen today. There’s some follow up to Utah’s ESEA waiver extension. Logan Herald Journal previews the District 1 State Board race between Terryl Warner and David Clark. Governor’s Office follows up on its Common Core news conference earlier this week. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 10. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 8, 2014

Utah Core Standards Fact vs. Fiction Image

In today’s ENR: Utah Attorney General concludes Utah controls its education standards. A larger and more diverse group of Utah students took AP exams this year and the passing rate remained steady. The U’s law school looks at the school-to-prison pipeline in Utah. New report shows superintendents are standing by the Common Core. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 8. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 7, 2014

The School Breakfast Program by USDA/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education releases the names of the four finalists for State Superintendent. Interviews scheduled on Thursday. Governor’s Committee begins work on Common Core. SAT scores are flat nationally. College Board puts out a fact sheet and a practice test for the new U.S. History A.P. test. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 6. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 6, 2014

Student Tutoring Achievement for Reading (STAR) Program training session.

In today’s ENR: Sen. Stephenson says Utah parents shouldn’t be alarmed if test scores come in low this year. Trib looks at diversity in Utah charter schools. Disability Law Center wants more training for disabled students in Utah. Daily Herald supports Provo bond vote. Dewey and Associates look at the biggest school foundations in the country. Several Utah district foundations are among them. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 6. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 2, 2014

Day #2 in Second Grade at Lincoln: Learning Protocols and Procedures. Photo from the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.

In today’s ENR: Home schoolers and at least one city councilman question North Ogden’s new curfew plan. Provo School District suffers data breach. Former Education Secretary Bennett praises Project Lead the Way. Should be an interesting board meeting tonight in suburban Denver. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 2. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 1, 2014

Utah Core Standards Fact vs. Fiction Image

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education candidate Breck England, who sued to get on the ballot, drops out of the race. Logan School District notes that 60 percent of its students are living at the poverty line. USOE is helping districts with training on Utah Core Standards. U.S. News & World Report issues its annual ranking of high schools, including those in Utah. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for October 1, 2014. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 30, 2014

"I Voted Sticker" by Bill.Roehl/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Department of Workforce Services issues its latest report on intergenerational poverty in Utah. Proposed bill would allow Utah high school students to register to vote, so long as they don’t vote before the age of 18. Congratulations to Orem’s Lakeridge Jr. High and Hyrum’s Lincoln Elementary, Utah’s newest Blue Ribbon Schools. Is the wealth gap aiding the achievement gap? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 30, 2014. . . . → Read More