Education News Roundup: May 25, 2016

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In today’s ENR: KTVX looks at next year’s looming teacher shortage in Utah. BYU researchers look at the “more kids in your family, less education” phenomenon. Think you have a long commute to work? Check out this teacher. All of you “i before e” fans rejoice. The National Spelling Bee starts today. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 25, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 23, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Local media take a look at the funding race in the gubernatorial campaign. Trib also looks at campaign funding in the Utah State Board of Education races. Sen. Hillyard discusses the governor’s position on Common Core. Nationally, the Hechinger Report looks at student achievement data in Kentucky, one of the earliest adopters and testers of Common Core. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 23, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 20, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert discusses the transgender bathroom issue. Tribune looks at charter school management companies in Utah. Legislature discusses competency-based education. Utah communities still among fastest-growing in country, Census estimates show. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 20, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 18, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Utah Legislature enters the transgender bathroom fray. The Legislature will also take up school funding in the special session this afternoon. Utah gets some props from the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools. Teachers are exempted from the new federal overtime rules. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 18, 2016. . . . → Read More

State Board’s May Meeting Summary

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Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary Briefly

In its May 13, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education:

Agreed, conditionally, to review the state’s math and English language arts standards and to support Gov. Gary Herbert in his request to look at replacing Utah’s SAGE tests in high school with the ACT . . . → Read More

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 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