Education News Roundup: May 11, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Sen. Hillyard discusses changes to State Board of Education elections. Governor backs off on call for a special legislative session on SAGE testing. Jordan School District considers a $245 million bond. Congress is raising concerns about proposed ESSA rules. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 11, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 10, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye addresses a conference at San Juan School District. 2016 STEM Innovation Awards recipients announced. Changes proposed in state education standards. Elizabeth Smart & radKIDS On Tuesday’s Access Utah. Gov. Herbert may put eliminating SAGE testing on special session agenda. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 10, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 9, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Rod Decker looks at what role education savings accounts might play in the gubernatorial race. The STEM Action Center has a new director. New Grad Nation report looks at the impact of charter and alternative schools on high school graduation rates. The bathroom wars continue. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 9, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 6, 2016

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There’s plenty of follow up to Gov. Herbert’s announcement that he no longer supports Common Core. The follow up includes a disapproving editorial from the Trib. The Trib also takes a look at educational software. The Standard follows up on Utah’s new civics test. Sen. Hatch touts his Teacher Loan Repayment Act in a Time editorial. Utah Policy’s LaVarr Webb calls for a gubernatorially-appointed State Board of Education. Nationally some focus is being placed on diversity within the teaching ranks. New Orleans may soon get back control of its schools. And kudos to Good Hope Middle School in Louisiana who included a separate photo of a seventh grader’s service dog in the school’s yearbook. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 5, 2016

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In today’s ENR: ‘We’re getting things right:’ Four Cache Valley high schools recognized for excellence. Utah’s best in high school musical theater competing this weekend. STEM-focused education center opens at Hill Aerospace Museum. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 5. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 4, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Standard looks at the Student Success Grant Program at Roy High. Alpine considers a $386 million bond. Daily Herald looks at plans for the new Provo High. Congratulations to Utah’s 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 4, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 3, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day. Ellis Elementary parents petition to keep their principal. Standard offers some advice on how to deal with Utah’s primary ballot, including those Utah State Board of Education races. Public school enrollment expect to rise nationally — and especially in Utah — through 2024. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 3, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 2, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Herald Journal takes a look at opt outs. Logan School District is shaking up its elementary principal assignments next year. Today is the first day of Teacher Appreciation Week. Time magazine looks back at its “Great Teachers” cover story from 50 years ago. Or check out some of the nice things Utah State Board of Education members are saying about teachers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 2, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 28, 2016

2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes of Connecticut




Provo District breaks ground for new Provo High. Logan Districts buys ground near the city municipal pool. New York Times reports on how Utah schools, among others, are keeping the Utah Symphony in business. House and Senate chairs want more money for Title I grants. Connecticut history teacher Jahana Hayes named National Teacher of the Year. All that a more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More