Education News Roundup: June 22, 2015

Students make art during the Earth Connections Camp at Red Butte Garden.

In today’s ENR: State Board of Education deadlocks on a request from Gov. Herbert to support a letter from the National Governor’s Association on ESEA renewal. Ogden’s Rich Nye will be the new associate superintendent for assessment and data at USOE. Will the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation move out from under the Utah State Board of Education? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 22. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: June 15, 2015

American flag in elementary school classroom

In today’s ENR: D-News takes an in-depth look at the future of Utah’s public schools. Weber and Ogden districts approve teacher contracts. Waterford School’s Nancy Heuston is retiring. Condolences come in for Utah State Board of Education Member Mark Openshaw. The House rewrite of ESEA could make to the floor as early as Wednesday. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 15, 2015. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: June 3, 2015

Graduation Cap Cupcake

In today’s ENR: There’s some follow up to yesterday’s report on per-pupil funding. Logan resident looks for history at the old Intermountain Intertribal School in Brigham City … before it’s all demolished. Is Common Core math more rigorous? Summer camp offered for ESL students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 3. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: May 27, 2015

The Cottonwood High School MESA team competes on the object relocation task during the MESA State Competition.

In today’s ENR: Federal appeals court upholds the temporary halt on President Obama’s immigration plan. Huffington Post looks at last week’s study from the U on disproportionate referral rates for American Indian students in Utah. Utah Policy’s Bob Bernick goes over the state of Utah’s finances and taxes. OECD release its report on the 35 million people ages 16 to 29 — including one in six Americans — who aren’t in school or employed. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 27. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: May 22, 2105

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In today’s ENR: Rep. Jon Cox floats a bill that would make the state superintendent an elected position and the state board a gubernatorial appointment. BYU and USOE team up to train technology and engineering teachers. Logan elementary students get some programming practice. The U releases a study of student discipline involving American Indian students in Utah. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 22. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: May 18, 2015

Students and Ralph Becker, Salt Lake City's mayor, pose at the 2015 Living Traditions Festival.

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert congratulates Hyrum’s Lincoln Elementary on its National Blue Ribbon School award. KSL looks at the turnaround at Wendover High. Board of Regents look at the coming college enrollment boom. D-News likes the direction Utah teacher evaluation is going. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 18. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: May 14, 2015

"Graduation Caps" by JMaz Photo/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Trib follows up on Grad Nation report on minority high school graduation rates in Utah. Achieve looks at the gaps in proficiency rates between what state tests say and what NAEP tests say. Utah is one of just six states called “truth tellers” for both fourth grade reading and eighth grade math. Ed Week reports from the cutting edge of digital learning at a conference in Chicago. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 14. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: May 13, 2015

Graduate wearing cap and gown in front of a university building.

In today’s ENR: D-News follows up on yesterday’s Grad Nation report and the good news about Utah’s high school graduation rate. Sen. Hatch reintroduces a bill on student data privacy. Minnesota reports problems with cyberattacks on its end-of-year tests. And if you’re feeling a little too smart and are in need of humility, go ahead, try to answer some of the National Geography Bee questions. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 13. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: May 12, 2015

In today’s ENR: Leadership changes made at the Utah State Office of Education. D-News features married teachers who are retiring this year. Graduation rates are on the rise nationally and in Utah, the growth in Hispanic high school graduation is tops in the country and Utah ranks fourth in overall growth in high school graduation. Teachers say the classroom is a stressful place. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 12. . . . → Read More