Education News Roundup: July 10, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Cottonwood and Cyprus highs move to four-year model. Trib follows up on yesterday’s federal release of school crime statistics. Zions Bank Economic Advisor Randy Shumway discusses Utah education, Common Core, and the economic health of Utah. WaPo looks at where the Title I money would go under proposed education budget changes. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 10. . . . → Read More

Two Utah Teams Place Well at National STEM Event

The Granite Park team, Aruna Dhungel, Dipika Dulal, Syeda Hashmi, and Rekha Subba, won the overall middle school third-place trophy. Photo courtesy of MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition.

Two Salt Lake City all-girl teams, one from Granite Park Junior High and one from Cottonwood High School, took top prizes from the 2014 MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition recently held in Portland, Ore. . . . → Read More

M.E.S.A. Students’ Winning Performance

Utah MESA teams at the national competition.

“You can move pretty much anything” says Asma Dahir, a ninth grader at Granite Park Jr. High School, adjusting the prosthetic hand on her right arm to demonstrate how the device works. One at a time, she picked up different objects in the classroom, a book, a stapler, a bottle of hand soap, and moved them from one place to another. “It’s really easy.” . . . → Read More