Education News Roundup: May 7, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Trib and KSTU take a look at last night’s middle school science standards meeting in Provo. Ed Week look at the adoption of new science standards nationally. Davis District will put a bond election on the ballot this fall. STEM Innovation Awards announced. Students show their drive in auto skills competition. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 7. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: May 6, 2015

Pioneer High School students at the Utah State Capitol.

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Davis High’s VEX Robotics team who recently won the 2015 World Championship. AP looks at standardized testing. FYI: Las Vegas could add 32 schools tomorrow and every one would be filled to capacity. Utah’s draft middle school science standards will be discussed tonight at 7 at the Provo District Office. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 6. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: May 5, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Legislative audit wonders if Utah Retirement Systems’ — which funds public sector pensions including teachers — investment strategy isn’t too conservative. Sen. Hatch promotes open educational resources in ESEA draft. Civil rights groups on the opt-out movement: “We cannot fix what we cannot measure.” And finally, some feel-good stories for you on Teacher Appreciation Day. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 5. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: May 4, 2015

"Teacher Appreciation Cupcakes" by Clever Cupcakes/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Students in Cache County are using an academic bowl to prepare for this year’s SAGE tests. Congratulations to this year’s Utah Teacher Innovation Awards winners. Congratulations to Timpanogos High’s Brianna Ray, Rowland Hall’s Natalya R. Ritter, and Hillcrest High’s Calvin H. Yu, Utah’s 2015 Presidential Scholars. Iowa gets ready to vote on science standards. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 4. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 30, 2015

"Macro Monday" by Joanne Johnson/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: KUER takes a closer look at the property tax increase for public schools. Grand County looks at random drug testing students involved in extracurricular activities. Trib follows up on yesterday’s release of history, geography, and civics national test results. New study finds young teachers maybe aren’t leaving the profession in the high numbers previously assumed. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 30. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 29, 2015

Utah State Board of Education members Brittney Cummins, Linda Hansen and Laura Belnap attended the 2015 CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Payson High rodeo star Wyatt Johnson, who was named Sports Illustrated April High School Athlete of the Month. This is a first for rodeo athletes. Utah State Board of Education is still looking for your feedback on the proposed middle school science standards. There was a meeting last night in Vernal. Next meeting is May 6 in Provo. The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP, but pronounced “nape”) has released 2014 results in U.S. history, geography, and civics. These are only national results. No state-level data is available. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 29. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 28, 2015

Leigh M. VandenAkker is the Utah 2012 Teacher of the Year. She is a Techniques for Tough Times/social studies teacher at East High School in Salt Lake City. She receives a check for $10,000 and will represent Utah in the national teacher of the year competition.

In today’s ENR: Digital Learning Now gives Utah — well, OK, and Florida, too — good grades on digital learning. Salem High reports a case of whooping cough. Congratulations to former Utah Teacher of the Year Leigh VandenAkker, who was also named a Huntsman Education Award winner. Congratulations to DaVinci Academy eighth grader Alexia McCarty, who won the national Young Playwrights for Change competition. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 28. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 27, 2015

Selma by FVSU/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Trib profiles Park City School District’s Center for Advanced Professional Studies. D-News profiles 83-year-old Redwood Elementary School volunteer. Trib editorial board speaks up for SAGE. Paramount announces plans to give a “Selma” DVD to all every high school in the U.S. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 27. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 24, 2015

"For My Teacher" by Todd Petrie/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Utah’s draft update to middle school science standards gets a first public hearing in St. George. Sen. Osmond’s equalization bill gets a middling thumbs up in a poll. New study from Ballotpedia shows Utah local school board candidates who are opposed in elections do about as well (70.37 percent success rate) as their incumbent peers who are opposed in other states (70.89 percent success rate). New ACT study finds less interest among high school students in becoming teachers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 24. . . . → Read More