Education News Roundup: June 12, 2017




Poll finds Utahns think the Our Schools Now initiative will make it to the ballot. After that …? Utah begins work on competency-based education. Utah State Board of Education will audit school fees. The Board is also looking at a coaching registry. New York Times profiles Secretary DeVos. Our Schools Now philosophy appears to be spreading to Arizona. Trial opening today looks at New Mexico’s school system. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 9, 2017




State Charter School Board takes a closer look at Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts and Franklin Discovery Academy. Secondary school teacher survey finds most students not naturally interested in STEM subjects. (Horrific) Thought for the day: “In a very real manner our experiences with popularity are always occupying our minds. We never really left high school at all.” All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 8, 2017




Weber State football players are working with youth in custody up in Ogden. Cache is making some changes in the district office there. A couple of news outlets noticed that some of the more pointed questions posed to Secretary DeVos in an education budget hearing came from GOP members. National Council on Measurement in Education worries about what opt-outs will ultimately mean for school equity. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 7, 2017




The use of co-teaching for middle school math is being tried in Utah. U.S. job openings are at record highs (particularly in Utah), but hiring in state and local public education is low, according to a new report. There’s lots of follow up on the Our Schools Now initiative. Congratulations to new Deputy State Superintendent Patty Norman. Secretary DeVos discusses state ESSA plans. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 6, 2017




Our Schools Now files to put tax increases for schools on the ballot. Secretary DeVos was back on the Hill today discussing the federal education budget, vouchers, and civil rights. Ed Week also looks further into the vouchers/civil rights issues. New York Times looks at education philanthropy. Google announces an education campaign on internet safety and etiquette. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 5, 2017




Gov. Herbert met with the Utah State Board of Education. Among the topics of discussion: Common Core. BYU Universe looks at the teacher shortage and pay raises aimed at helping alleviate some of that. Heritage Foundation urges military families be given vouchers for private school education. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 2, 2017




State Board of Education looks at education services at the Utah State Hospital. D-News looks at the Our Schools Now kickoff. Utah Business takes a long look at STEAM education. Ed Week looks at school spending nationally. New report finds 21 percent of Utah students are taking a foreign language class. Most popular in order? Spanish, French, German. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 1, 2017




Our Schools Now are backing increases to both income and sales tax to fund schools. Park City School District increases beginning teacher pay to $50 K. Politico looks at the future of the 7th Circuit Court ruling on the transgender bathroom issue. ED introduces a new IDEA website. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 31, 2017




D-News looks at teacher salary increases in Utah. Ed Week takes a look at Utah’s efforts in middle school math with special education students. Ed Week also looks into a potential federal education voucher. Court of Appeals makes an important ruling in a gender restroom case. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More