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: Dec. 3, 2015

The State Board of Education meets for its December study session.

In today’s ENR: New Census report shows 15 percent of Utah children live below the poverty line. French Ambassador takes a closer Utah at Utah’s French dual immersion schools. BYU looks at vaccination rates in Utah. Nationally, House passes the ESEA rewrite, but Utah’s representatives vote against it. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 3. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Nov. 23, 2015

In today’s ENR: Canyons District prepares a big expansion of its dual immersion programs into its high schools. Standard completes an extensive series on teacher-pupil sexual abuse cases. Washington Post is predicting school accountability debates will quickly take over the public education debates in all 50 states as the ESEA rewrite shifts responsibilities to the states. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 23. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: June 4, 2015

Chinese Dual-Immersion Kindergarten Class

In today’s ENR: KUTV looks at Utah’s first graduating class from a dual immersion school. West Jordan students protest the school’s dress code. Granger High food pantry helps during the summer months. Will it soon be getting a little harder to get into the U? Ed Week releases its annual Diplomas Count issue. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 4. . . . → Read More



Dear Parents…Kids and Language Immersion

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Do you want to give your children an edge? Make sure they speak more than one language – and the earlier, the better. Kids who are exposed to two languages from birth have an advantage over their single-language peers. The best practice is to have one parent consistently speaking English, and the other parent consistently speaking a second language to the child. . . . → Read More



Park City adding Dual Immersion in every elementary school

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Dual Immersion programs soon will be available to students in every elementary school in Park City School District. The district has committed to expanding the program to all four of its elementary schools to further its vision for neighborhood schools. . . . → Read More