Education News Roundup: Aug. 29, 2017

Utah lawmakers are considering an option that would let them call themselves into special session. Logan residents still working out how a community rec center and Logan High can coexist in the same facility. More Americans are giving better grades to public schools, according to this year’s Phi Delta Kappa poll. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has launched an on-campus high school for aspiring teachers. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 28, 2017

D-News looks at Utah’s draft ESSA plan. Trib looks at results of lead testing in drinking water in Utah public schools. AP looks at controversy in ed tech. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 25, 2017

Spectrum takes a look at transgender students in the southwest corner of the state. A crowd at the Ogden School Board meeting seeks more clarity on the district’s bond initiative. Carbon School District uses its Parentlink system to alert parents and students about school bus issues. Marion County Public Schools create a “Rumor Control” web page to stop fake news being spread about the district. Biggest back-to-school parent concern? Bullying and cyberbulling. Although that changes for minority parents who most fear racial inequities, according to a new poll. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 24, 2017

The U’s Utah Education Policy Center will survey Utah teachers to find out why they’re leaving the profession. Gov. Herbert announces a new IT education pathway. Appeal hearing for Kairos Academy pushed back to Sept. 5. What effect do schools’ start dates have on local economies? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 23, 2017

Canyons School District will place a bond issue on the ballot in November. Ogden schools collect a check for Ogden High’s role in the web series “Youth and Consequences.” KUTV looks at crowding at Fremont High. Ed Week looks at how states and schools across the country are filling those hard-to-fill teaching positions. Ed Week also looks at how schools are handling the boom in student-to-student sexting. Massachusetts becomes the first state to have a majority of its labor force hold bachelor’s degrees or better. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 23, 2017

Silicon Slopes is making its voice heard in STEM education. Trib takes a look at American Preparatory Academy first day back. CNN looks at the nation’s teacher shortage. Latest data from NCES? “The average start time for public schools was 8:10 am. Nationally, only about 4 percent of schools had start times before 7:30 am. This early start was more common among schools with 1,000 or more students (14 percent) than all public schools (4 percent). It was also substantially more common among high schools (10 percent) than among primary (2 percent), middle (7 percent), or combined (4 percent) schools.” All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 21, 2017

School districts begin looking at middle school course options. KSL finds the teacher shortage has eased in Utah. Tribune updates us on the Dreamers. New Gallup poll finds most Americans are satisfied with their child’s education. A different poll finds support for charter schools has dropped. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 4, 2017

State Board of Education looks at ninth and 10th grade year-end tests in Utah. Board’s Law and Licensing Committee kills a proposal to amend its rule on the online educator license web site. Provo Herald wonders why there are so few women in education leadership roles in Utah County. Standard takes a look a student discipline in Ogden District. Ed Week looks at testing flexibility in ESSA. Cal State drops its requirements for placement exams, remedial classes in math and English for freshmen. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 3, 2017

Weber School District heads to the ballot with a $97 million bond proposal. A military wife with 20 years of teaching experience discusses the difficulties of finding a job matching her experience. Her current station: Utah. Late Weber School Board President Brent Richardson leaves the district foundation $100,000. Kaysville’s Career Path High School gets some national kudos for its use of open educational resources. How much are tax breaks for big box stores affecting education funding nationally? Two new national efforts are underway to help teachers use technology in the classroom. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More