Education News Roundup: Aug. 25, 2017

Spectrum takes a look at transgender students in the southwest corner of the state. A crowd at the Ogden School Board meeting seeks more clarity on the district’s bond initiative. Carbon School District uses its Parentlink system to alert parents and students about school bus issues. Marion County Public Schools create a “Rumor Control” web page to stop fake news being spread about the district. Biggest back-to-school parent concern? Bullying and cyberbulling. Although that changes for minority parents who most fear racial inequities, according to a new poll. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 3, 2017

Weber School District heads to the ballot with a $97 million bond proposal. A military wife with 20 years of teaching experience discusses the difficulties of finding a job matching her experience. Her current station: Utah. Late Weber School Board President Brent Richardson leaves the district foundation $100,000. Kaysville’s Career Path High School gets some national kudos for its use of open educational resources. How much are tax breaks for big box stores affecting education funding nationally? Two new national efforts are underway to help teachers use technology in the classroom. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 13, 2017

Utah gets high marks for fiscal responsibility, though the state still comes in 23rd for funding of pensions. USA Today offers back-and-forth editorials on pensions for public employees (like teachers). And Michigan will henceforth try to steer new teachers into 401(k)-only plans. Nebo Districts looks at a potential 2018 bond election. The U.S. House of Representatives takes up the education budget. Are states happier with the new ESSA (which, of course, replaced NCLB)? Students who see science as a communal activity are more likely to be interested in STEM, new study finds. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More