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