Education News Roundup: July 19, 2017

Our Schools Now will hold another round of meetings — these in compliance with the Utah Open and Public Meeting Notice — on Thursday. Davis Schools turn to solar energy for some investment return. Confirming yesterday’s demographic projections report, the Alpine School District looks at boundary changes to accommodate growth. The House Education and the Workforce Committee will ask Secretary DeVos to come in and discuss ED’s oversight of state ESSA plans. Secretary DeVos will meet with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Denver on Thursday. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More



Competency-based Education News Release

The Utah State Board of Education announced that the following Utah school districts and charter schools have been accepted in the state’s competency-based learning pilot program. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: May 4, 2017

Davis District agrees to allow girls to participate in wrestling. New Utah Foundation report looks at difficulties finding qualified workers in Utah … which, of course, ties in with education. New study looks at the intersection of state spending on education and state population growth. The health care bill up for a vote today in Washington will have implications for special education because of its ties with Medicaid. Poll finds parents of color don’t really trust all-white teaching staffs at schools to educate their children. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Nov. 21 – 2017

Artwork of sailboats by Canyon View Elementary students.

Two Corner Canyon High students killed in Draper rollover. Teens remembered as kind, caring as hundreds attend vigil. Poll: A Third of Utahns Say They Should Pay More in Taxes to Fund Education. In our opinion: School Bonds evidence Utah support for education. Secondary education homeless students have unique needs. Agency tells schools they must serve kids with disabilities. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Nov. 02 – 2016

Reid P. Newey. Photo courtesy of Davis School District office.

Congratulations to Reid Newey on his new appointment as the superintendent of Davis School District. Utah County residents to see 11 school district-level options on election ballot. Utah mom creates toy to help kids learn how to code. The PG-13 Reporters Covering an R-Rated Election. New standards contribute to academic improvement in many states, report asserts. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Sept. 28

In today’s ENR: Iron School District choir drops out of Southern Utah event. Milford High School awards diplomas to World War II vets. Trib supports Davis bond proposal. What does the resignation of House Speaker Boehner mean for the rewrite/reauthorization of No Child Left Behind? German schools attempt to deal with all the new migrant students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 28. . . . → Read More



2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Contest Winners

Here is a complete list of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 31st annual essay and video contest winners. The students were honored with an awards luncheon on Jan. 14 at the Davis School District Office in Farmington (photo slideshow attached). . . . → Read More



Congrats to Davis School District

The Utah State Board of Education recognized Davis School District during its November board meeting. Davis is the first district in the state to be fully accredited as a system through AdvancED. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: July 3, 2014

Allison P. Riddle, Utah’s 2014 Teacher of the Year

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle, who recently won one of the National Education Association Foundation’s Awards for Teaching Excellence. Politico offers an update on the national test consortia. And if you’re stuck at work today, much like ENR, you can kill some time by playing the “which snack foods meet the new federal vending machine standards” game from Ed Week. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 3. . . . → Read More