Education News Roundup: June 5, 2017




Gov. Herbert met with the Utah State Board of Education. Among the topics of discussion: Common Core. BYU Universe looks at the teacher shortage and pay raises aimed at helping alleviate some of that. Heritage Foundation urges military families be given vouchers for private school education. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 25, 2017

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Audit finds problems in Utah’s dual immersion program. Utah Department of Health looks at playground injuries. San Juan District is trying to figure out how best to attract and keep teachers. New report finds Utah students have the lowest FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application rates in the country. The latest USN&WR high school rankings are out. Secretary DeVos says Common Core is no more. Whatever the results, you’ve gotta give the kid points for trying: “7-year-old fakes note from school saying he needs to play more video games.” All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 16, 2017




The Clipper looks at the nonpartisan State Board of Education bill. Sen. Hillyard discusses the education budget and available resources for teachers. Gov. Herbert backs the proposal to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education. KUTV looks at the potential mine field of social media and student-teacher relationships. Ed Week reports fewer states are sticking with the testing consortia for Common Core tests. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 17 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Lawmaker: Rooftop solar tax credits taking $20 million from education budget. Bill proposes reimbursing schools when students graduate early. Victims improving a day after Mountain View High stabbings. Betsy DeVos could be Trump nominee for secretary of education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 16, 2016

Lt. Governor Unveils New Political District Map Web Tool




In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education District 7 (Salt Lake City, Park City) candidates debated last night. Utah State Board of Education District 4 (northern Davis County and parts of Weber County) candidates debate tonight in Clearfield. Hinckley Institute looks at education in the 2016 election. Nationally, charter school advocacy groups are looking for better standards for online schools. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 16, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 14, 2016




In today’s ENR: Timpview High School gets a new principal. Thousands turn out to get their hands on new high school’s gear. Calculus classes are disappearing from high school curriculums. Too little sleep linked to health problems in children, teens. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 14. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 13, 2016




In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education approves new academic pathway to teaching license. Some Utah State Board of Education candidates hold a rally at the Capitol. Ed Week looks at the 25 year history of charter schools. Governing magazine says school finance has replaced Common Core as the main issue in education-centric elections this year. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 13, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 23, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Local media take a look at the funding race in the gubernatorial campaign. Trib also looks at campaign funding in the Utah State Board of Education races. Sen. Hillyard discusses the governor’s position on Common Core. Nationally, the Hechinger Report looks at student achievement data in Kentucky, one of the earliest adopters and testers of Common Core. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 23, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 11, 2016

2016 Prevention Dimensions Kids Day/Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: Sen. Hillyard discusses changes to State Board of Education elections. Governor backs off on call for a special legislative session on SAGE testing. Jordan School District considers a $245 million bond. Congress is raising concerns about proposed ESSA rules. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 11, 2016. . . . → Read More