Education News Roundup: March 29, 2017




A member of the State Charter School Board has resigned. D-News looks at whether Utah should collect data on gay teens. Schools in Logan will be starting a little later next year. Monday’s lesson at Trailside Elementary School in Park City: Un sou est un sou. Trump administration looks to make cuts this year to domestic programs like education to help pay for a boost to the military and for the wall. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen calls for better educational opportunities for low-income communities and programs to develop entrepreneurship. New poll finds Education Secretary DeVos is the least popular Trump appointee. The Colorado Education Association tries to use that to their advantage in opposing a bill that would boost charter school funding there. Maybe we should check out the over-under on the honey badger for March Mammal Madness. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 23, 2017

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Senate pulls back on income tax reform. And that includes Sen. Dabakis’s progressive income tax bill. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson grants a joint motion to put a lawsuit challenging Utah’s law on discussion of homosexuality in sex ed classes on hold. Utah’s own Mathematics Vision Project’s MVP online materials are being considered for math classes in North Carolina. Utah students do well at the National Chinese Math & Science Competition held in Florida.As you read here yesterday, the Trump Administration has rescinded Obama Administration guidance on transgender use of bathrooms. The story behind the story, apparently, is the debate between Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the measure. RealClearPolitics looks at Rep. Virginia Foxx, chairwoman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, and how she, DeVos, and the Trump Administration might work together on education policy. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 9, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Rod Decker looks at what role education savings accounts might play in the gubernatorial race. The STEM Action Center has a new director. New Grad Nation report looks at the impact of charter and alternative schools on high school graduation rates. The bathroom wars continue. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 9, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 10, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Will a Special Session of the Legislature address Utah State Board of Education elections? Poll finds Utahns want more funding for public education. Utah’s dual immersion program gets more national props. High school graduation rates are rising nationally. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for November 10. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 1, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Daily Herald looks at issues for one of the country’s youngest counties. That would be Utah County. There is a SITLA connection in the tar sands story that is getting some press these days. Whiteboard Advisors offers a quick graphic on education programs in the House and Senate budgets. And a group of education groups want vouchers left out of the ESEA rewrite. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 1. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 30, 2014

Chinese Dual-Immersion Kindergarten Class




In today’s ENR: Education’s OCR dismisses civil rights complaint filed against Salt Lake District. UEA President Sharon Gallagher-Fishbaugh says standardized testing will be an issue at NEA this year. China Daily interviews Sen. Stephenson on dual immersion in Utah. Rep. Snow discusses the State Board election process. Links to theses stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 30. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 4, 2013

French Duel Immersion Program at Foxboro Elementary




In today’s ENR: The parent review panel is looking at questions for the upcoming computer-adaptive tests in Utah. Sen. Mayne says it’s time to help struggling schools in Utah.Teacher turnover rate is rising in Ogden. ENR adds his kudos to those of the Standard-Examiner for Superintendent Menlove. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education news Roundup for Nov. 4. . . . → Read More