Education News Roundup: April 27, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Utah Foundation report finds Utah charter schools receive less money per pupil than regular district schools, but then begins a discussion of equity. BYU buys the old Provo High property. Congratulations to Westwood Independent School District in Palestine, Texas, Superintendent Ed Lyman, who will become the new San Juan School District Superintendent. Salt Lake City’s Jackson Elementary is one of two schools in Utah and 114 low-income schools across the country that are receiving technology grants as part of Apple’s ConnectED program. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 27, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 26, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Tolleson Union High School District (just west of Phoenix) Superintendent Alexa Cunningham who will be the new Salt Lake City School District superintendent this July. The Utah State Board of Education has opened up the Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction position. New report finds 44,000 Utah children have a parent in jail or prison. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 26, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 25, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Anti-Common Core gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson forces Gov. Herbert into a primary election. There’s controversy over the site for a new elementary school in San Juan District. Congratulations to Treasure Mountain Junior High School media specialist Heidi Matthews, UEA’s new president. The rules on transgender policies become clearer for schools. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 25. . . . → Read More

Public Hearings Notice

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The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) have scheduled multiple public hearings to provide an opportunity for public comment. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 21, 2016

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In today’s ENR: There will be a special session of the legislature on May 18 to address some line-item vetoes in the public education budget … among other items. Sen. Dabakis opposes the $275,000 appropriation — included in the special session action — aimed at Utah’s ProStart Culinary Arts Program and a potential TV show. Poll finds Utahns generally satisfied with the Legislature this year. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 21, 2016. . . . → Read More

State Board Meeting Summary

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In its April 15, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Heard a progress report on the appointment of a new State Superintendent of Public Instruction. • Agreed to form a steering committee to look at a new contractor for state SAGE assessments. • Adopted updates to the state’s Elementary Math and K-12 Fine Arts standards. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 18, 2016

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In today’s ENR: If you missed the Utah State Board of Education’s April meeting, here is a summary. Deseret News looks at the adopted updates to the state’s elementary math standards. New education secretary wants well-rounded learning. Attention students: put your laptops away. A study shows there are still advantages to taking notes the old fashioned way. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 18, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 15, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Governor and Legislature are still discussing a special session on the Governor’s line-item vetoes. Overnight trips for schools could get more expensive if each student is to have a bed of her/his own. Ruling out of California strengthens teacher unions. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 15, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 13, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Democrats discuss education funding at the Davis County convention. DWS gets a grant to help put students on better pathways for a job. The feds want states to use fed money for STEM education. What effect is this year’s presidential race having on minority students? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 13, 2016. . . . → Read More