Education News Roundup: March 27, 2017

State Charter School Board steps back from the issue of eminent domain. State Charter School Board also follows up with Franklin Discovery Academy. Park City Elementary works with students on coding. Ed Tech magazine looks at UETN’s Unicast Reverse-Path Forwarding, which adds an extra layer of security against hackers. President Trump signs the measure to roll back Obama-era rules on ESSA. Sure, USA Today offers all kinds of fashion tips for prom dresses for the prom season, but not a word about powder blue rental tuxedos. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 23, 2015

L-R: Murray School District Associate Supt. Scott Bushnell, State Deputy Superintendent Syd Dickson; Utah State Board of Education co-chair Jennifer Johnson; and State Associate Superintendent Angie Stallings visited Murray High School on Sept. 23.

In today’s ENR:”It’s one thing to hold an Hour of Code and have kids code for an hour at a time — it’s quite another to have a Semester of Code with full-time teachers on the payroll.” Mark Zuckerberg is investing in Utah-based MasteryConnect which offers “competency-based learning technology helps teachers improve learning outcomes.” Education is at the top of Politico’s Agenda today. If you’ve got some time on your hands — and really, who doesn’t have scads of extra time these days? — you might want to check out their features on… Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 23. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 22, 2015

Artwork by Riverton High School students in Jordan School District.

In today’s ENR: Salt Lake mayoral candidates discuss education. Davis District looks at a bond. Ed Week columnist Tom Vander Ark gives some props to Park City schools for their using of coding. And Harvard Business School gives some props to the public-private partnership for preschool in Granite District. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 22. . . . → Read More

Hour of Code

Photo of three teenage girls sitting in front of a computer screen.

Plan now to participate in the second annual Hour of Code event during the week of December 8-14, 2014. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students throughout the world. Last year’s Hour of Code event was a huge success. . . . → Read More