Education News Roundup: March 7, 2017




House advances the High School Activities Association bill. Logan High set to begin its Innovations program next year. Minnesota teachers want help with understanding assessment data and how it can inform instruction. Colorado moves from ACT for all to SAT for all. Texas prepares to add $1.6 billion to its education fund. While Wyoming looks to cut $34 million from its education fund. Chance the Rapper, in the meantime, donates $1 million to Chicago public schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 15 – 2016

Statewide E.Y.E. (Entry Years Enhancement) Coordinators meeting at the Utah State Board of Education office.




Utahns Overwhelmingly Want Better Funded Schools. Five students stabbed in Mountain View High School locker room. Orem Elementary School honors custodian for service in armed forces. ACT Offers First Accommodations for English-Language Learners. . . . → Read More

K-12 Math and English Standards to Undergo Review




The Utah State Board of Education voted Friday to begin a review of English language arts and mathematics standards and move toward discontinuing SAGE testing in high schools. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 22, 2016




In today’s ENR: Capacity of State Ed. Departments Waning on Brink of ESSA Rollout For some, cuts may hinder ESSA planning. South Salt Lake City Council debates, effectively tables plan for Granite High property. Provo City School District expands gifted program. Woods Cross students help grant 3-year-old cancer patient’s Disney wish. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 22, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan 19, 2016




In today’s ENR: Sen. Dabakis looks to amend the state constitution to again send all income tax funding to public schools. It was amended in 1996 to allow some funds to go to higher ed. Two school teachers become their first to candidates to file for the eight State School Board seats up for election this year. Emery Supt. Sitterud announces his plans to retire. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 19. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 4, 2016

Photo of three teenage girls sitting in front of a computer screen.




In today’s ENR: This year’s high school sophomore will be able to apply for college and for financial assistance at the same time. Will college readiness become the de facto goal of high school as more states move toward requiring the ACT or SAT exam? Texas moves to a 75,600-minutes-of-instruction standard rather than 180 days. Links to these stories are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 4, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 15, 2015

Jo Ellen Shaeffer, USOE Assessment Director explains the 2015 accountability reports during media conference.




In today’s ENR: The Utah State Office of Education released the 2015 accountability reports for K-12 public schools. Results show improvements. Photos: Singers perform, deliver anti-bullying message at school. The Laws Have Not Changed. Stop for the School Bus! For first time, Alabama schools required to teach climate change, evolution. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 15. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 3, 2015




In today’s ENR: Trib digs deeper into SAGE data to look at charter school performance. UVU is having some success in reaching out to Latino students in Utah. Davis Districts hosts an education forum for residents. Spectrum takes a closer look at property taxes and education funding. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 3. . . . → Read More

ACT STEM Study




ACT today released its annual report on The Condition of STEM. Nationally, the focus of the report is centered on high school graduates who plan to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. . . . → Read More