Education News Roundup: August 12 – 2016

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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

Office of Rehabilitation Opens Waiting List

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Starting immediately, the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation’s (USOR) Vocational Rehabilitation Program will open its waiting list in order to begin providing services to 2,353 additional Utahns with disabilities, with the goal of achieving successful employment for each client. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 10 – 2016

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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

Board of Education Meeting Agenda for August

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The Utah State Board of Education will hold a study session, meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and hold committee meetings beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, and meet as a full Board on Friday, August 12 beginning at 8 a.m., at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. Highlights of this month’s meeting include: . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 5 – 2016

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In today’s Education News Roundup: Legislature looks into the theft from Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. Canyons District installs new safety devices in their buses. D-News discusses early childhood education. ED offers $8.6 million in grants for those who can come up with something better than the current standardized testing system. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 4 – 2016

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Granite District holds training for school resource officers. Nebo Districts gets a grant to help STEM ambassadors. State Charter School Board will interview director finalists next week. U.S. Supreme Court grants an injunction on transgender restroom use in Virginia until it looks at the case. Links to these stories are in the ENR for Aug. 4, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 3 – 2016

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In today’s Education News Roundup: St. George Academy charter schools pushes back its opening date. Sen. Stephenson joins former Education Secretary Bill Bennett’s Conservative Leaders for Education group. New report finds Utah high school students are the least likely of any state’s teens to either binge drink or use marijuana. There are, however, states with lower teen use of cocaine and prescription drugs … . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 2 – 2016

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In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education comments on proposed ESSA regulations. A national perspective on the ESSA regulations. Davis School District looks at its standardized testing options. Carnegie Mellon University teams up with the Utah STEM Action Center and two Utah colleges on technology and education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 2, 2016. . . . → Read More

State Board Seeks Local Flexibility

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The Utah State Board of Education asked the U.S. Department of Education to consider a number of provisions to grant more local control over schools in proposed regulations attached to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), passed into law in late 2015 and scheduled to take effect in 2017. . . . → Read More