Education News Roundup: Jan. 22, 2016

Artwork by students at Maeser Elementary.




In today’s ENR: Trib poll finds support weak for a 1:1 initiative in schools. Utah is the sixth fastest growing state, with the lion’s share of growth coming from births, not in-migration. Zions Bank CEO Scott Anderson calls for more education funding. Ed Week looks at some of the comments on ESSA rules. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 22. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 21, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Reps. Bishop and Chaffetz put out a discussion draft of a public lands initiative. It includes provisions dealing with SITLA. Democrats in the Legislature are lining up to end the public ed/higher ed sharing of income tax funds and revert it all back to public ed. Utah launches the SafeUT mobile app, which puts students in contact with trained counselors at the tap of a smartphone screen. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 21. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan 19, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Sen. Dabakis looks to amend the state constitution to again send all income tax funding to public schools. It was amended in 1996 to allow some funds to go to higher ed. Two school teachers become their first to candidates to file for the eight State School Board seats up for election this year. Emery Supt. Sitterud announces his plans to retire. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 19. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 15, 2016

Artwork by Draper Elementary students.




In today’s ENR: Sen. Hillyard talks budget. Rep. King talks sex ed. Northern Utah school districts talk teacher retention. New Jersey Gov. Christie talks Common Core at the GOP debate. 5 Utah school districts make AP Honor Roll. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 15. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 14, 2016

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Cache and Logan districts ponder the upcoming legislative session. United Way calls for more early childhood education funding. Utah Catholic schools adopt Next Generation Science Standards. U.S. News & World Report looks at where federal education spending goes. Here are the top three expenses: 1. Pell Grant program. 2. Title I. 3. Special education. Nationally, the opt-out movement hopes to keep up its momentum this year. Ohio looks at education governance in that state, including its state board. What happens when students’ cell phones eat up all of a school’s wi-fi bandwidth? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 13, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Lt. Gov. Cox speaking on the upcoming legislative session: ” We had over 100 education bills from last session that are just being implemented. We still don’t know how they’re going to work but we’ll have another hundred education bills this session.” Washington School Board updates its facilities naming policy. Park City School Board will be look at the district’s nutrition policy. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 13. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 12, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Salt Lake District considers a later start time for high school. Latest Department of Health statistics show nearly 5 percent of Utah students aren’t immunized. Utah’s dual immersion program gets more kudos; this time in Mashable. Pleasant Grove High School’s radio station picks up some of its own mass media, albeit in newspaper and television form. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 12. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 11, 2016

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State Superintendent Brad Smith will recover during a 90-day medical leave. Deputy Superintendent Sydnee Dickson will fill in during his absence. The Deseret News and KUER follow up on the Utah State Board of Education’s 2017 funding priorities. The Spectrum takes a look at how things are going at Water Canyon School in Hildale. The BBC’s Spanish language service takes interest in Utah’s dual immersion program. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 8, 2016

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Utah State Board of Education sets its legislative priorities. D-News looks at the State Board’s new education equity advisory group. Congratulations to Utah’s secondary principals of the year. What becomes of tying teacher evaluations in with test scores in the new ESSA era? Twenty-three states have medical marijuana laws. Only three of them have dealt with medical marijuana in schools. Suppose a student has a prescription. Know a great high school theater teacher? Nominate her/him for a Tony Award. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More