Education News Roundup: May 20, 2015

In today’s ENR: The proposed middle school science standards get one last public hearing in Salt Lake. John Glenn, by the way, puts in a good word for teaching evolution in schools. D-News looks at the StepUP READY grant program. Standard looks at credit recovery programs ahead of high school graduation. Utah gets some kudos as the U.S. Senate looks at open education resources. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 20. . . . → Read More



Education Funding–Thanks for the Start, But a Long Way Remains

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

With the legislative session completed, evaluation of the work of the 2013 Utah Legislature is appropriate. Observers need to read past the headlines to the bottom line. Here is my interpretation in three parts: . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Dec. 6. 2012

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In today’s ENR: National Assessment of Education Progress releases 2009-2011 vocabulary results. Utah students doing better than national average, but gaps remain in performance. Reuters looks at Utah’s Online Education Program. Where are the educated Utahns Carnegie Foundation will rethink the Carnegie unit. And there was a flash mob at the South Towne Mall. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 6. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Nov. 6, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Rowland Hall goes for Obama while Bonneville and Provo opt for Romney in high school elections. Canyons kids learn about the electoral college. Weber State will open a charter kindergarten this fall. http://goo.gl/DCS6S (OSE) Sen. Stephenson writes about teacher unions. What’s the most important innovation in education in the past 200 years? Ohio tries to find a new state superintendent. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 6. . . . → Read More



State Board of Education Member explains his support for the Utah Common Core

Craig E. Coleman, Utah State Board of Education, District 3

Utah State Board of Education Member Craig E. Coleman explains the merits of the Utah Common Core in an opinion piece published in today’s Deseret News, “Implementing the New Common Core State Standards.” In it, he explains what the Common Core is, how it’s being implemented and why he and the rest of the State Board unanimously voted to adopt these new, more rigorous standards for Math and English Language Arts. . . . → Read More