Education News Roundup: Jan. 5, 2017

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

Study finds school boards are the exception to the rule where women in Utah are lagging in politics. Deseret News looks at sex ed in Utah schools. Utah County’s birthrate declines for second straight year. Don’t worry too much. It’s still higher than the state average. Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos will face a Senate hearing on Jan. 11. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 1, 2016

Utah State Capitol

Legislature ponders an override session for Gov. Herbert’s education vetoes. Salt Lake School Board member unhappy with recent lawsuit settlement. Utah Policy’s Bob Bernick prognosticates a funding increase for public education next year. U.S. Department of Education looks for more input on proposed rules for online teacher prep programs. Utah’s Western Governors University is one of the largest. Latest national digital education survey finds about half of schools say they have already completed 1:1 initiatives. Donald Trump education advisor Dr. Ben Carson suggests a pivot toward school choice and especially charter schools might help his candidate. Liberia moves to privatize its entire education system. All that and more in today’s education news roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 2, 2015

Latest Utah intergenerational poverty report shows some modest improvement. USU gets a grant to help middle schoolers get into college. Cache and Logan Districts looking to boost Hispanic student achievement. There’s a variety show on Monday to raise funds for a playground honoring late Utah State Board of Education Member Mark Openshaw and his wife. Nationally, the big news is that Education Secretary Duncan is stepping down in December. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 20, 2015

Trib looks at online classes offered over the summer. KSL looks at preschool and all-day kindergarten that will be offered in Park City. Can school lunch be both good and healthy? Wait, can any lunch be both good and healthy? Sens. Cruz and Paul may be looking to get votes among the opt-out crowd. Education Department offers a checklist for parents looking to engage with their local schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 16, 2012

"Back to School 2" by Terry McCombs/CC/flickr

In today’s education headlines: The Common Core debate continues. TV and radio take a look at new autism program. Evolution remains a tricky subject in Kentucky. Professional development à la reality TV? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 16 . . . → Read More