Education News Roundup: Dec. 4, 2014

Utah State Capitol

In today’s ENR: Legislature begins looking at reporting on turning over federal land to state control. Congrats to the Davis, Duchesne, Sevier and Washington school districts on making the Advanced Placement Honor Roll. Sen. Hatch writes about potential expansion of the Utah Test and Training Range and what that could mean for SITLA. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 4. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 3, 2014

Allison Riddle, 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year finalist

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to former Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle, who is now also a Horace Mann Award winner. New national report out on teacher pay. Trib localizes it. Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham discusses school funding an charter school funding. Links to these stories and many are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 03. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 2, 2014

"Graduation Caps" by JMaz Photo/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: 16-year-old arrested at Fremont High after bringing a gun to school. Cache High opens an adult ed program to get more students to graduate. Davis School Board Member Peter Cannon and Rep. Brian Greene advocate partisan State School Board elections. Some districts nationally are teaching Common Core math to parents as well as students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 2. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 1, 2014

In today’s Education News Roundup: Tribune previews SAGE school report cards. Logan Herald Journal looks at how President Obama’s executive order on immigration will affect families in Cache. Senate newcomer Ann Millner will head the Senate Education Committee. Sen. Lamar Alexander, incoming chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pension Committee, is making fixing No Child Left Behind — formerly known as ESEA — his top education priority. The State Board of Education, by the way, will take up a discussion of Utah’s ESEA waiver on Friday. Forbes magazine puts forward a $6.2 trillion fix for public education. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 28, 2014

There’s some follow up on Rep. Draxler’s bill to fund public education. Cache District purchases more land for North Logan high school. And the Hechinger Report looks at classroom time needed to teach Common Core. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 25, 2014

State Board of Education member Terryl Warner being sworn in by David Crandall, Board Chairman, during the March 2014 meeting.

In today’s ENR: Vote canvasing is done and Utah State Board of Education Member Terryl Warner keeps her spot on the Board. South Ogden attorney sues the Weber School District after his daughter fails to make the basketball team. The presidents of the Utah PTA, the Utah School Boards Association, and the Utah Education Association advocate non-partisan State School Board elections. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 25. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 21, 2014

Davis District looks at the effect of federal funds. Mount Logan Middle School students updated on their space radishes. The most covered local education story today? Potential high school sports realignment. It even gets coverage in USA Today. Rich Kendell discusses Education First and Prosperity 2020’s education plan. There are education angles to President Obama’s speech last night on immigration. The Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate issues its report on Adam Lanza, the Newtown school shooter. To help preschoolers learn to read better: Text their parents? All that and more in today’s news roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 20, 2014

In today’s ENR: The Legislature looks at changes in school grading. Will the method for getting to the ballot change for Utah State Board of Education candidates? Data Quality Campaign gives kudos to Utah for its use of student data. President Obama will discuss immigration tonight, a topic of special interest to K-12 populations. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 20. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 19, 2014

State Board of Education member Terryl Warner being sworn in by David Crandall, Board Chairman, during the March 2014 meeting.

In today’s ENR: Growth is slowing in Utah schools. Congratulations to Utah State Board of Education Member Terryl Warner who, upon canvasing completed Tuesday, was re-elected to the Board earlier this month. U College of Science encourages more students to become science majors. ACT hopes they succeed, at least according to their latest report on the Condition of STEM. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 19. . . . → Read More