Education News Roundup: July 31, 2017

Our Schools Now says support is growing for its ballot initiative to raise taxes for school funding. AFT holds a rally for public schools in Salt Lake. KUER looks at the ARL licensing process. Seventeen magazine has palpitations over flooding at East High. It was where “High School Musical” was filmed, you know. ED clarifies school improvement evidence rule in ESSA. Ed Week takes a deep look into the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, aka COPPA. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 8, 2017

The Utah State Capitol at sunset

Legislature approves a 4 percent boost in school funding. The school grading bill passes. You can see how school grades are progressing nationally over at Ed Week. Legislature passes the bill to remove references to the prohibition of discussion of homosexuality in sex ed classes. Legislature also approves the High School Activities Association bill. Salt Lake Board looks for more information before passing any measure on immigration. Members of the Washington, D.C. city council are upset with Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s bill extending a school voucher program there. Salt Lake City’s East High opens a washroom and laundry facility for homeless students. Florida appeals court deals the out-out movement a set back. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Teacher of the Year to be Named

Sara Hacken

Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Martell Menlove will announce the 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at approximately 8:30 p.m. at a banquet honoring Utah’s district, charter school, and Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind teachers of the year at the Double Tree Hotel, 110 W. 600 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Teacher of the Year Finalist Catherine H. Praggastis

Catherine Praggastis, Teacher of the Year finalist

Catherine Praggastis (in alphabetical order) is the third finalist for the Teacher of the Year award. She is an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher at East High School. Congratulations and good luck! . . . → Read More

UCTM Conference

"Math Cross Stitch" by Jessica Kelly/CC/flickr

We are pleased to announce the 2013 Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference to be held at East High School, November 1-2. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 22, 2012

"Field Lights" by Momboleum/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: The media has shown us what’s really important in Utah schools: Whether East gets in the football playoffs or not. Standard looks at the new school lunch rules. Ed Week asks: What becomes of ESEA waivers if Romney wins? AP looks at Common Core implementation in New York. New York Times looks at a high school where it takes six years to graduate, but you get technical training and an associate’s degree along with your diploma. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 22. . . . → Read More

Legislature Honors 2012 Utah Teacher of the Year Leigh VandenAkker

Legislature Honors Utah Teacher of the Year

Lawmakers in the Utah House of Representatives and Utah Senate honored the 2012 Utah Teacher of the Year Leigh VandenAkker on Friday, February 10, 2012. Leigh received standing ovations in both the House and Senate for her outstanding work teaching a course she developed called “Techniques for Tough Times,” which shows students how to control anger, build healthy relationships and make positive life choices. . . . → Read More

East High Social Studies Teacher Named Utah Teacher of the Year

Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway today named Salt Lake City East High School Techniques for Tough Times/social studies teacher Leigh M. VandenAkker Utah’s 2012 Teacher of the Year. . . . → Read More