Education News Roundup: June 26, 2017

Cache School District is holding on to acreage for future schools. Cache Supt. Schofield discusses his district. There is a petition circulating to save Kairos Academy. The U.S. Supreme Court sides with a Missouri church in a case that could have implications for school vouchers. There are also a couple of new studies out on how well students perform in voucher schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 23, 2017

Cache and Logan teachers are getting a pay increase. Salt Lake hosts STEM Best Practices Conference. For you CTE fans out there, the U.S. House reauthorized the Perkins Act. U.S. Senators reach across the aisle to promote a teacher leader bill. NPR follows up on a story from 13 years ago when a student entered kindergarten. He graduated from high school this year. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 20, 2017

Census Bureau report issued last week shows Utah still in last place for per-pupil funding. Audit criticizes Utah State Charter School Board on use of school start-up funding. Cache HR director says his district is attracting and retaining teachers. AdvancED hopes to expand its school improvement business under ESSA provisions. Is more kale the key to getting into Yale? Or is it a matter of assigning more writing? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 8, 2017

Weber State football players are working with youth in custody up in Ogden. Cache is making some changes in the district office there. A couple of news outlets noticed that some of the more pointed questions posed to Secretary DeVos in an education budget hearing came from GOP members. National Council on Measurement in Education worries about what opt-outs will ultimately mean for school equity. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Competency-based Education News Release

The Utah State Board of Education announced that the following Utah school districts and charter schools have been accepted in the state‚Äôs competency-based learning pilot program. . . . → 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

Mr. Ralphs: Educator, Teacher Feature winner, hero

For one 10 year old boy in Hyram, Utah, a hero isn’t an athlete or action movie super star. It’s his fourth grade teacher Jeremy Ralphs, a Teacher Feature recipient from December. . . . → Read More