Education News Roundup: August 23, 2017

Canyons School District will place a bond issue on the ballot in November. Ogden schools collect a check for Ogden High’s role in the web series “Youth and Consequences.” KUTV looks at crowding at Fremont High. Ed Week looks at how states and schools across the country are filling those hard-to-fill teaching positions. Ed Week also looks at how schools are handling the boom in student-to-student sexting. Massachusetts becomes the first state to have a majority of its labor force hold bachelor’s degrees or better. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 27, 2017

A group of Utah educators files suit to halt partisan State School Board elections. Parents of six Utah girls file suit to allow their daughters to play high school football. St. George News takes a closer look at homeless students. AP takes a closer look at what yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on school playgrounds portends for vouchers. The Atlantic and The Hill takes larger views of the public education system in the U.S. Code.org creates a computer coding class for middle schoolers while the New York Times takes a closer look at Code.org itself. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 14, 2017

Utah State Capitol

Are legislators looking at a property tax increase for Utah schools? Cache and Washington districts are the latest to offer teachers pay raises. Canyons District updates its school lunch arrears account policy. Canyons also looks at the possibility of a private transportation provider for students who live up the canyon. Ed Week’s annual Technology Counts issue is out. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 30, 2017

Jordan School District relinquishes rights to a cemetery. KSL looks at extended-day kindergarten in the Canyons School District. The Spectrum takes an extended look at youth suicide in Southern Utah. The Washington Post looks at potential cuts in agency civil rights budgets, including the U.S. Department of Education. Oklahoma’s teacher of the year quits to take a job in Texas. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 26, 2017

Several news outlets look at teacher salaries in Utah as contracts are being negotiated for next school year. An engineering consultant to the Utah State Division of Risk Management has concerns with Canyons District Big Cottonwood Canyon bus route. President Trump prepares to sign an executive order on local control in K-12 education. China is now livestreaming many of its classrooms. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 19, 2017

School funding continues to be talked about ahead of the legislative session. Salt Lake Chamber will back education funding as part of its legislative priorities. Canyons District will seek waivers on middle school CTE courses. Standard-Examiner looks at undocumented students in Utah schools. Don’t forget: The Utah State Board of Education is holding a public hearing at 5:30 tonight on the Utah High School Activities Association Rule. ED backs down on spending rule in the new ESSA. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 18, 2017

New poll finds most Utahns are still willing to raise their taxes for public school funding, but the percentage is dropping. The Utah State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the new Utah High School Activities Association rule on Thursday. Canyons School District looks at required and elective classes in middle school. Indian Country Media Network looks at school bus routes in San Juan District. There’s lots of coverage of Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos’s Senate hearing. Colorado may increase its pot tax to fund education. Pearson, the world’s biggest education company (Addison-Wesley, Ginn, Penguin Books, Prentice Hall, among others), lost a third of its market value yesterday. This so explains what ENR is seeing on TV (news and entertainment) these days: “Natural selection is causing a decline in human ‘education genes’, say scientists” Chinese billionaire announces the Yidan Prize, a nearly $8 million award for global education projects. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 8, 2015

Farm Field Day at Riverside Elementary in Jordan School District.

In today’s ENR: The New York Times reports on Goldman Sachs’ local investment on preschool costs for students. The Utah County Farm Bureau sponsors event to teach students about food. This raptor mom helps kids get excited for National Walk to School Day. Publisher promises stickers, changes for textbook that called slaves ‘workers’. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 8. . . . → Read More

Parent Seminar Training

Parent Seminar on Youth Protection Training

Prevention specialists from school districts and charter schools attended a Utah State Office of Education training and collaboration meeting at Canyons School District on Friday. The specialists received information and resources on HB 298 Parent Seminar on Youth Protection. . . . → Read More