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

Education News Roundup: Sept. 29, 2014

Utah's Dual Immersion Program

In today’s ENR: Former Education Secretary William Bennett likes the Project Lead the Way program (http://schools.utah.gov/CTE/tech/Project-Lead-the-Way.aspx) in Ogden schools. Sen. Osmond reviews tech ed in Washington School District. KQED’s Mind/Shift program looks at Utah’s dual immersion program. Standard-Examiner follows up on Davis District preparing parents and students for a drop in proficiency scores with the new, and more challenging/rigorous SAGE assessments. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 29. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 26, 2014

Students sit in front of laptops in geometry class

In today’s ENR: Poll finds Utahns support state takeover of federal land 52-40. What happens when your state’s high school graduation rates soar, but you don’t really have college- and career-ready standards? PBS turns its attention to high school graduation tomorrow. You’ll either need internet access or cable or satellite to see it locally, however. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 26. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 25, 2014

Untitled by Nick Oliver/CC/Flickr

In today’s ENR: orrection: In yesterday’s roundup there was a story about the debate between House District 30 candidates Fred Cox and Mike Lee. A corrected version of that story was posted after the roundup was sent out. You can read the corrected version here: http://go.uen.org/1UA (SLT) Trib and Channel 2 follow up on school lunch issue at Uintah Elementary. NewsHour holds a debate. Topic: Is there too much testing in schools? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 25. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 24, 2014

1:1 classroom students with laptops

In today’s ENR: The Education Task Force looks at the price of a 1:1 initiative in Utah. Poll: Utahns back the availability of concealed weapons in schools. Granite discusses its concealed weapons policy. Davis District (along with the rest of the state) prepares for drop in proficiency scores with the new SAGE tests. Note: New tests are based on higher standards and are consequently more rigorous (higher standards = harder tests). Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 24. . . . → Read More