Education News Roundup: Sept. 7 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education will consider a new rule that could change high school athletic transfers. Daily Herald looks at Health Department inspection records at schools. Connecticut court orders a major shakeup in school funding. Link to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 7, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 15, 2015

Students Gunnison Valley High school. Photo by Deena Loyola.




In today’s ENR: The Charter School Funding Task Force takes up the funding formula for charter schools that will sunset this year unless acted upon by the Legislature. Senate turns down Sen. Mike Lee’s ESEA amendment that would have allowed parents to opt their students out of statewide tests. Senate committee recommends approval of Stan Lockhart nomination for the Utah State Board of Education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 15. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 26, 2015




In today” ENR: A Salt Lake City school hires goats to help with the landscaping work. Utah Valley University has designed a summer program to help middle school students prepared for college STEM courses. A single mom in New Jersey congratulates her high school graduate with a billboard. Check out this video on a school janitor and the school’s valedictorian. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 26. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 29, 2015




In today’s ENR: Superintendent Smith addresses the Utah Taxpayers Association conference. New Jersey Gov. Christie wants to reevaluate Common Core, but also wants to keep the state’s tests, which are linked to Common Core. Ed Week takes a look at charter school boards. Kansas and Missouri teens share the National Spelling Bee championship. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 29. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 27, 2015

Selma by FVSU/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: Trib profiles Park City School District’s Center for Advanced Professional Studies. D-News profiles 83-year-old Redwood Elementary School volunteer. Trib editorial board speaks up for SAGE. Paramount announces plans to give a “Selma” DVD to all every high school in the U.S. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 27. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 18, 2015

Artwork by fourth grade students at Summit Academy.




In today’s ENR: ENR welcomes his new boss, Angela Oakes Stallings, to the State Office of Education. Park City School District isn’t keen on Sen. Osmond’s property tax bill. Are reporters getting their Common Core stories right? UEA president disappointed that legislature did not fund poverty task force. Governor Herbert wanted more money for education but pleased with increase. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 17. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 6, 2015

Utah Teachers at the Summer 2013 Core Academy




In today’s ENR: Legislature looks at a 4 percent increase in WPU funding. Utah State Board of Education considers not extending Utah’s ESEA waiver. For the fifth year in a row, lawmakers tweak school grading system. Should Utah high schoolers be required to take four years of math? Bill to replace ‘dirty buses’ moves on to Senate. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 6. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 4, 2015

Six new State Board of Education members were sworn in during the January Board meeting.




In today’s ENR: Legislature still debating what to do about the election/appointment of Utah State Board of Education. Parental rights bill advances. As does a student privacy bill. Will Utah 8th graders have a gun safety class in school? Logan interviews superintendent finalists. Park City junior high teachers create math videos. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 4. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 3, 2015

Granite Park Jr. High students take selfies with Gov. Gary Herbert during his visit to the school on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Tami Pyfer.




In today’s ENR: Student data collection bill advances. Gov. Herbert is looking for a 90 percent high school graduation rate in Utah. Those of you who like to hang out at the intersection of mass media/social media and education stories may find this piece on Common Core and Twitter interesting. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 3, 2015. . . . → Read More