Education News Roundup: June 26, 2017




Cache School District is holding on to acreage for future schools. Cache Supt. Schofield discusses his district. There is a petition circulating to save Kairos Academy. The U.S. Supreme Court sides with a Missouri church in a case that could have implications for school vouchers. There are also a couple of new studies out on how well students perform in voucher schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 23, 2017




Cache and Logan teachers are getting a pay increase. Salt Lake hosts STEM Best Practices Conference. For you CTE fans out there, the U.S. House reauthorized the Perkins Act. U.S. Senators reach across the aisle to promote a teacher leader bill. NPR follows up on a story from 13 years ago when a student entered kindergarten. He graduated from high school this year. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 22, 2017




Legislature considers cleaning up Utah’s education code, but is also considering 90 education-related bills (so far) for the 2018 session. New census data shows Utah’s younger population is growing ever more diverse. Several public education groups received “Talent Ready Utah” grants. Alabama drops ACT Aspire. Fidget spinners are soooooo 20 minutes ago. The newest thing: Mini-crossbows. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 21, 2017




Education Dive takes a look at how Utah and other states are moving forward with competency-based education. State Charter School Board votes to terminate Kairos Academy’s charter. Climate change debate is heating up in schools. A new report looks at the phenomenon of rich, white neighborhoods splitting off from their local school districts. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 19, 2017




Trib takes a closer look at the possibility of using eminent domain for charter schools. SITLA cancels a gravel pit lease near Capitol Reef. Park Valley School in Box Elder District wants to move to a four-day week. Standard-Examiner profiles new Box Elder Supt. Steve Carlsen. ED will scale back civil rights investigations. ED is also offering feedback on some the early ESSA state plans. National Council for the Social Studies recommends religious studies in public K-12 schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 15, 2017

school bus on rural road




Rural schools get some media attention locally and nationally. Researchers take a closer look at education value-added models. Brad Pitt and Michael B. Jordan will star in a movie about the Atlanta cheating scandal. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 13, 2017




Utah improves in most categories in this year’s Kids Count report. Trib follows up on the audit of school fees. High school artists will be part of the Utah Arts Festival this year. Secretary DeVos offers charter schools some advice. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 12, 2017




Poll finds Utahns think the Our Schools Now initiative will make it to the ballot. After that …? Utah begins work on competency-based education. Utah State Board of Education will audit school fees. The Board is also looking at a coaching registry. New York Times profiles Secretary DeVos. Our Schools Now philosophy appears to be spreading to Arizona. Trial opening today looks at New Mexico’s school system. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 9, 2017




State Charter School Board takes a closer look at Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts and Franklin Discovery Academy. Secondary school teacher survey finds most students not naturally interested in STEM subjects. (Horrific) Thought for the day: “In a very real manner our experiences with popularity are always occupying our minds. We never really left high school at all.” All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More