Education News Roundup: April 29, 2015

Utah State Board of Education members Brittney Cummins, Linda Hansen and Laura Belnap attended the 2015 CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Payson High rodeo star Wyatt Johnson, who was named Sports Illustrated April High School Athlete of the Month. This is a first for rodeo athletes. Utah State Board of Education is still looking for your feedback on the proposed middle school science standards. There was a meeting last night in Vernal. Next meeting is May 6 in Provo. The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP, but pronounced “nape”) has released 2014 results in U.S. history, geography, and civics. These are only national results. No state-level data is available. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 29. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 27, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Trib profiles Park City School District’s Center for Advanced Professional Studies. D-News profiles 83-year-old Redwood Elementary School volunteer. Trib editorial board speaks up for SAGE. Paramount announces plans to give a “Selma” DVD to all every high school in the U.S. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 27. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 23, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Two Cache School District schools cancel classes because of water contamination. A report from the Utah State Auditor’s office looks at college readiness. “A Tennessee dad gives a whole new meaning to helicopter parenting.” The Trib looks into SAGE opt out numbers as end-of-year testing begins. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 23. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 22, 2015

2015 USOE Data Conference

In today’s ENR: “Why children with ADHD need to wiggle during class.” A program evaluation specialist shares tips on how parents can help students “take the stress out of tests.” Eight things teachers want you to know about them. Tennessee students may have to take a citizenship test to graduate. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 22. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 21, 2015

Starry Night Group project by Hawthorn Academy's second grade students.

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education seeking public comment on science standards. Utah school helps teenagers with autism gain independence. Maple Mountain High wins science state title. Op-ed: ‘Promise Partnership’ builds on common interests to help children. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 21. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 20, 2015

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In today’s ENR: The State Board of Education wants to hear your comments on the Draft Utah Core Science Standards for grades 6-8. Congratulations to Heritage Elementary on receiving a STEM grant. Talking about math to preschool children at the dinner table can improve their grasp of the subject, a new study says. See if any Utah high school made the Washington Post’ “Most Challenging High Schools national top 25 list for 2015?” Link to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 20. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 17, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Alpine School District kicks off its 100th anniversary celebration with a gala. A Denver area elementary teacher shares her “I wish my teacher knew,” lesson on Twitter. USU program aims to inspire elementary students to pursue higher education or vocational training. An article offering four points on the “Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,” passed this week by a Senate panel. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 17. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 16, 2015

Aboriginal Dot paintings by Hawthorn Academy Middle School students.

In today’s ENR: The Every Child Succeeds Act, an update of No Child Left Behind, passes in Senate committee. A local high school gets recognition for its successes in blended learning. Utah students compete in the state’s first “concurso de ortografía en español” (Spanish Spelling Bee). Meet two octogenarians working and volunteering in two local schools. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 16. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 15, 2015

"Winter Playground" by Scott Costello/CC/flickr https://flic.kr/p/4zun72

In today’s ENR: Congrats to Erik Hans Fronberg and Zachary Miles Zundel for being selected as the ” most promising young scientific leaders” in Utah. Local student shares FIRST Robotics Competition experience. Can you figure out the answer to the math problem that has gone viral? The ESEA reauthorization discussion continues. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 15. . . . → Read More