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

Education News Roundup: April 4, 2017

Audit finds privatizing the state’s student information system could cost millions. The group that brought the lawsuit against the State Superintendent over the soon-to-be-defunct ‘no homo promo’ law are open to negotiating an end to the case. President Trump tells CEOs that he’s planning to spend a lot of money on education. Survey of school IT leaders finds mobile learning and cybersecurity are top issues. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 3, 2017

Cache School District deals with enrollment growth while Logan School District deals with enrollment loss. Weber State’s alumni magazine deals with the teaching profession this month (with a hat tip to Assistant Superintendent Patty Norman). Stories include: An overview with teacher and USBE Member Jennifer Graviet; spending a day with second-grade teacher Heather Hales; and a look at how teaching has changed with Sherrie West. Nationally, educators speak out against a proposed cut in a federal teacher-support program. NPR looks at how U.S.-born students are faring in Mexican schools following the deportation of their families. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

What’s Next for School Grades?

If you’re one of the educators, parents, or students wondering what comes next in school grading, student testing, and education accountability in Utah, the Utah State Board of Education has a new two-page flyer that may be of help. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 31, 2017

American Preparatory Academy halts construction on its new school. Tuacahn moves to a block schedule and separates out music, dance and theatre. Fremont High principal visits elementary schools to get students excited to come to high school. U.S. Department of Education says state accountability plans ought to encourage school choice. Recess fans may find some helpful tips in new publications from the CDC and SHAPE America. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 30, 2017

Gov. Herbert finishes up action on remaining bills, including some education bills he signed at Oquirrh Hills Middle School. D-News looks at a program to get more foster care kids into college. American Preparatory Academy must halt construction on its new school until the state fire marshal can sign off on an emergency access route. Secretary DeVos stresses school choice in her first major policy address at the Brookings Institution. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 29, 2017

A member of the State Charter School Board has resigned. D-News looks at whether Utah should collect data on gay teens. Schools in Logan will be starting a little later next year. Monday’s lesson at Trailside Elementary School in Park City: Un sou est un sou. Trump administration looks to make cuts this year to domestic programs like education to help pay for a boost to the military and for the wall. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen calls for better educational opportunities for low-income communities and programs to develop entrepreneurship. New poll finds Education Secretary DeVos is the least popular Trump appointee. The Colorado Education Association tries to use that to their advantage in opposing a bill that would boost charter school funding there. Maybe we should check out the over-under on the honey badger for March Mammal Madness. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 28, 2017

Beehive Science and Technology Academy is all over the news today. * Virtual reality classroom * Student wins a statewide design contest * Robotics team wins state Bloomberg columnist takes a long look at upward mobility in Utah. NBC’s DC affiliate takes a look President Trump’s early moves on education. Ed Week takes a look at what the elimination Title II, Part A (that would be the federal program supporting teacher instruction for policy neophytes) might mean for education. Louisiana public schools apparent response to the possibility of high-speed internet? Meh. Is it too late for iPads to dethrone Chromebooks in the classroom? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More