Education News Roundup: Aug. 2, 2017

Granite District Board approves a 12% tax hike. Weber Board considers bonds rather than a tax hike. ED approves the first state ESSA plan; or should we say First State since it was for Delaware. New survey finds 90 percent of parents think their kids are doing just fine in math and reading. The reality? Not so much. How much of this is due to education jargon getting in the way? Should writing instruction focus on expression or grammar? What changes when you teach reading via print and via computers? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 6, 2017

Our Schools Now sets public meeting schedule to discuss its ballot initiative to raise taxes for public school funding. Ogden School District makes some decisions on how it wants to spend bond money. Ed Week looks at how states are making use of past NCLB waivers in their new ESSA plans. Ed Week also rounds up 10 social media moments schools had to deal with last year. This includes “Let’s Shoot Up the School at Homecoming” Instagrams and students “liking” an Instagram about a school shooting. For states that use a version of daily membership to fund schools, bullying can have a steep financial cost if students stay home to avoid bullies. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More