Education News Roundup: July 14, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Local media drop in on the school nutritionist convention in Salt Lake. SITLA is trying to deal with trash and vandalism on its land. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks to close debate on the Senate’s ESEA rewrite. Route Fifty looks at the opposite of Utah’s school population: Vermont has really, really small class sizes. How small is too small? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 14. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: July 13, 2015

"Kindergarten..." by SFA Union City/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: UVU hosts Sci-Tech Expo. More babies in Utah ultimately leads to more kindergarteners in Utah. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack turns to the Trib to tout nutritious school lunches. Will the Senate pass its version of an ESEA rewrite this week? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 13. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: July 10, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Cottonwood and Cyprus highs move to four-year model. Trib follows up on yesterday’s federal release of school crime statistics. Zions Bank Economic Advisor Randy Shumway discusses Utah education, Common Core, and the economic health of Utah. WaPo looks at where the Title I money would go under proposed education budget changes. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 10. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: July 9, 2015

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In today’s ENR: NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia discusses NCLB while in Utah. The House, by the way, narrowly passed its version of an NCLB rewrite with Utah’s delegation voting unanimously in favor of it. The Senate version is still being debated. Cache Board looks at compensation. Salt Lake Chamber discusses education as a means to keep a competitive edge. New NAEP study looks at what states mean by “proficiency” in math and reading. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 9. . . . → Read More

 

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Map of School Trust Lands in Utah

In today’s ENR: D-News looks at Utah implications for the ESEA reauthorization. Or you can check out what’s happening nationally. School LAND Trust is look for some more flexibility in distributing funds to Utah schools. Superintendent Smith has joined Chiefs for Change. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 8. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: July 2, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Governor names Stan Lockhart to the Utah State Board of Education, replacing the late C. Mark Openshaw. D-News looks at Salt Lake District’s teacher mentoring program. Grant offers a boost for ed tech in southwestern Utah. House opens debate on the ESEA rewrite on Tuesday. Sonia Manzano, aka Maria on “Sesame Street,” is retiring. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jujly 2. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: July 1, 2015

"69/365 - School Supplies in Excess" by Alissa Becker/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Daily Herald looks at issues for one of the country’s youngest counties. That would be Utah County. There is a SITLA connection in the tar sands story that is getting some press these days. Whiteboard Advisors offers a quick graphic on education programs in the House and Senate budgets. And a group of education groups want vouchers left out of the ESEA rewrite. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 1. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: June 30, 2015

Lincoln Elementary School Principal Ross Lunceford was named Utah’s 2015 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Photo by Zac Williams.

In today’s ENR: UVU looks to build an autism program. UVU also establishes the C. Mark and Amy Openshaw Annual Scholarship honoring the late Utah State Board of Education Member. Congratulations to Lincoln Elementary School Principal Ross Lunceford, who was named Utah’s 2015 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Congratulations to USOE Agriculture Education Specialist Buddy Deimler who was named to the National FFA Board of Directors. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 30. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: June 29, 2015

"Etruscan Tombs" by Beacon Heights Elementary students.

In today’s ENR: Trib looks into the arguments surrounding the proposed update to Utah’s science standards. Standard looks at calls for better finance tracking at USOE. D-News looks at Hunter High switching to the four-year model. National Journal previews the ESEA rewrite debate. Educators, parents see four-year high school as ‘a better pedagogical model. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 29. . . . → Read More