Education News Roundup: Aug. 21, 2017

School districts begin looking at middle school course options. KSL finds the teacher shortage has eased in Utah. Tribune updates us on the Dreamers. New Gallup poll finds most Americans are satisfied with their child’s education. A different poll finds support for charter schools has dropped. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 18, 2017

Perhaps the most interesting graphic from the new report on Utah demographic projections is found on page 29, Utah’s dependency ratios. It shows that somewhere between 2030 and 2040 there will be more retired people in Utah than children under the age of 18. That gap will continue to grow in favor of retired people through 2060. That will pose an interesting problem for future policy makers in getting funds for public ed. The Legislature wrestles with eminent domain and charter schools. Box Elder School District wants to take a closer look at its teacher turnover rate. The Jerome, Idaho, School Districts offers kudos to the Utah State Board of Education for its assistance with Jerome’s dual immersion program. Holy Cross Education Professor Jack Schneider looks at potential reasons behind the decades-long PR conundrum of public schools: Polls routinely find that the school my child goes to rates an A or B while all the other schools in America rate a C or D. He also considers some of the policy implications of these beliefs. New report finds parents’ spending on college education is decrease while use of student loans is increasing. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 19, 2017

Trib takes a closer look at the possibility of using eminent domain for charter schools. SITLA cancels a gravel pit lease near Capitol Reef. Park Valley School in Box Elder District wants to move to a four-day week. Standard-Examiner profiles new Box Elder Supt. Steve Carlsen. ED will scale back civil rights investigations. ED is also offering feedback on some the early ESSA state plans. National Council for the Social Studies recommends religious studies in public K-12 schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 13, 2017

Utah improves in most categories in this year’s Kids Count report. Trib follows up on the audit of school fees. High school artists will be part of the Utah Arts Festival this year. Secretary DeVos offers charter schools some advice. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Charter School Revolving Loan Committee Meeting

The Charter School Revolving Loan Committee will meet in the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City, from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Here is the meeting agenda. . . . → Read More

USBE Finance Committee Meeting: April 21, 2017

The Utah State Board of Education Finance Committee will be meeting beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting: April 13, 2017

The Utah State Charter School Board will hold a meeting beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 in Building D3 Room 201 of the Weber State University Davis Camps, 2750 University Park Blvd., Layton. This meeting will be recorded, but will not be streamed live. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 29, 2017

A member of the State Charter School Board has resigned. D-News looks at whether Utah should collect data on gay teens. Schools in Logan will be starting a little later next year. Monday’s lesson at Trailside Elementary School in Park City: Un sou est un sou. Trump administration looks to make cuts this year to domestic programs like education to help pay for a boost to the military and for the wall. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen calls for better educational opportunities for low-income communities and programs to develop entrepreneurship. New poll finds Education Secretary DeVos is the least popular Trump appointee. The Colorado Education Association tries to use that to their advantage in opposing a bill that would boost charter school funding there. Maybe we should check out the over-under on the honey badger for March Mammal Madness. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 24, 2017

Can the State Charter School Board exercise eminent domain? The Spectrum looks at LGBTQ students in Utah in the wake of the passage of SB196. U.S. News & World Report looks at split reactions in the charter school community to Trump administration school choice policies. The U.S. Department of Education looks at data security among education contracting firms. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More