Education News Roundup: Sept. 8 – 2016

"Turn your imagination on" by Ethan Weaver, Jordan School District.

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert anticipates no tax increase for education. A lobbyist group hopes to put a tax increase for education on the ballot. Sen. Urquhart, a member of the Senate Education Committee and Education Interim Committee, resigns. Sen. Urquhart, a member of the Senate Education Committee and Education Interim Committee, resigns. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 6 – 2016

Living Traditions Festival School Day Program/Education News Roundup

In today’s Education News Roundup: Congratulations to Utah’s Math and Science Presidential Teaching Award finalists. State School Board of Education member Stan Lockhart was named a finalists for the commissioner of technical education position. Jordan School District revamps school bond, gains supporters. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 26, 2016

"Let your Imagination Fly" by Olivia Hill, first grader at Granite School District.

In today’s ENR: There continues to be follow up on the Facebook tax break story. Congratulations to this year’s Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching winners. KSTU looks at Utah’s vaccination opt-out rate. States with high standardized testing opt-out rates are awaiting word on possible federal penalties. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 24 – 2016

"Fly to be Free" by Kal Jo, grade 2/Provo School District.

In today’s Education News Roundup: This year’s ACT scores are released. Utah maintains status quo, national scores drop as more students take the test. The Facebook tax break is off the table. KUTV looks at injuries at schools. Tribune editorial board sticks up for SAGE testing. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 16, 2016

Utah PTA Reflections Contest artwork/ Education News Roundup

In today’s Education News Roundup: It appears Jordan School District will vote for tax breaks for the Facebook development. There is some national (and local) follow up to the new APT license. What does a $60 million football stadium do for a high school football team … or a high school for that matter? . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 15 – 2016

Map of School Trust Lands in Utah

In today’s ENR: Local and national stories on the new Academic Pathway to Teaching Level 1 License, APT. School board delays decision on $240 million Facebook deal. Granite School District helps refugees get ready for new school year. Treasurer David Damschen Announces Record Earnings from Utah’s Permanent State School Fund. . . . → Read More

Board of Education Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education superintendency staff

In its August 12, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Voted to allow the new Academic Pathway to Teaching Level 1 License rule go into effect following a July 26 public hearing. The Board will look at amending the rule in September and will form a committee of its members to study educator licensing generally. • Directed State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson to begin setting up work groups with education stakeholders as Utah begins putting together its state plan for the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act. • Received a report from the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation noting that there is now funding available to provide vocational rehabilitation services to an additional 2,300 Utahns with disabilities. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 12 – 2016

Utah History Day national team members, Wendy Rex Atzet, program organizer and Board Member Laura Belnap (Brown shirt) pose for a picture at the Utah State Board of Education office.

In today’s Education News Roundup: Weber District discusses needs for its tax increase. The transgender bathroom guidance issue goes to court in Texas today. CDC reports on the levels of violence directed at gay high school students. Idaho delays submitting new science standards. Links to these story and many more are in the ENR. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 10 – 2016

Child Nutrition Programs' Team Up for Success Training/Education News Roundup

In today’s Education News Roundup: Provo and Washington districts raise taxes. D-News reports on other districts considering the move. Emery District is looking for more substitute teachers. Columbia University takes a look at who’s part of the opt-out movement. Illinois now requires driver education programs to offer instruction on what to do when you’re pulled over by the police. . . . → Read More