Education News Roundup: April 17, 2017

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Our Schools Now appears open to a sales tax increase to help schools. A judge today granted a stay in Equality Utah’s suit against the state. Headline of the day: “Who is Rich Nye anyway?” School choice is linked to an important case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Tomorrow, of course, is income tax deadline day. For every $100 you pay in federal income tax, how much of it goes to education? $2.08, according to a new study. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 13, 2017

Granite School District looks to raise taxes to raise teacher salaries. Problems continue at the APA construction site in Draper. Carbon High singers are headed to Carnegie Hall. New national report finds that many transgender students are just not drinking fluids nor going to the bathroom at school at all. New study finds school could save billions if they shared information about how much they were each paying for technology. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 12, 2017

Salt Lake School District hopes to take advantage of the end of an equalization funding measure. It will cost $2.5 million to demolish Granite High. Duchesne School District Adult Education Director Danny Drew may challenge Sen. Hatch. Study find merit pay may work. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 11, 2017

USDB is looking for new advisory council members. What’s in heavy rotation on your curriculum playlist? Are schools and colleges making use of big data to find the students they want? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting: April 13, 2017

The Utah State Charter School Board will hold a meeting beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 in Building D3 Room 201 of the Weber State University Davis Camps, 2750 University Park Blvd., Layton. This meeting will be recorded, but will not be streamed live. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 10, 2017

Utah school districts are recruiting teachers nationally. Environmental educators hold their annual conference in Logan. A Navajo Mountain High team is heading to a robotics national championship in Houston. An all-girl team from Weber School District is headed to a robotics championship in Louisville. WaPo looks at Florida’s tax credit program. The Times looks at PTA gifts in rich school districts. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 7, 2017

Teachers are taking a closer look at the proposed pay package in Jordan. Utah Public Radio looks at a disagreement between Moab and SITLA. Indiana takes a look at UPSTART. Educators nationally are taking a closer look at what loser privacy protections mean for schools. Washington Post figures security measures for Secretary DeVos tally $1 million per month. New Mexico outlaws ‘school lunch shaming.’ All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 6, 2017

Some Utah school districts are balking at sexual-orientation question on the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Immigrant activists are seeking a show of support from the Ogden School District. Rural Utah discusses some of the issues, including education, that it faces these days. EdSource looks at rural education problems nationally. About two-thirds of Utahns aged 16-24 hold jobs. That’s the second highest percentage in the nation. Connecticut has removed test scores as a measure on teacher evaluations. Phys.org looks at some new studies out looking at public resignation letters from teachers. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 5, 2017

San Juan School District implements the Quality Teaching Incentive Program (Q-TIP) to help slow teacher turnover down there. Park City’s Teen Council will hold sex education discussions away from the high school campus. American Preparatory Academy is again building at its Draper site. Ed Week looks at some of the state ESSA plans that have been turned in early. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More