Education News Roundup: Dec. 22 – 2016

Education efforts help boost Utah to No. 14 on the Bloomberg innovative states list. Uintah School Board postpones decision on its superintendent until the new Board is seated. Legislators take a look at the use of technology in a Davis classroom. The key to getting your kids to get their homework done is … Batman? . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 7, 2016

Gov. Gary Herbert shakes hands with Granite Park Jr. High students. Photo from Utah Governor Gary Herbert's website.

Gov. Herbert calls for a 4 percent increase in the WPU in his budget proposal. There will be a lot of new committee chairs in the Utah House of Representatives next year. Human Rights Watch releases its report on LGBT student discrimination. Utah was one of the states observed in the report. The Alpine and Ogden school foundations are included among the 50 largest such foundations in the U.S., according to a new report. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 13 – 2016

In today’s ENR: Edith Bowen Laboratory School recognized as one of the top in the country. Utah House Democrats plan to roll out education policies in 2017. Ensuring Equity Across Rural Schools. What U.S. public education might look like with a Clinton or Trump. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 2 – 2016

Summer School/Education News Roundup.

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education comments on proposed ESSA regulations. A national perspective on the ESSA regulations. Davis School District looks at its standardized testing options. Carnegie Mellon University teams up with the Utah STEM Action Center and two Utah colleges on technology and education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 2, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 13, 2016

Educator Licensing at the Utah State Office of Education/Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: The Utah State Board of Education’s Law and Licensing Committee will hold a hearing on the Academic Pathway to Teaching Licensure rule on July 26. Herald Journal looks at a Dan Jones survey in Utah on the transgender guidance offered to schools. Nationally, the GOP platform rejects public pre-K. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 13, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 11, 2016

Summer Meals Program event/ Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: BYU education professor Scott Ferrin discusses prayer in school. Child care harder to come by, more expensive in Utah, a new study finds. This at a time when more children nationally are spending time in child care before attending kindergarten. Alpine School Board Member JoDee Sundberg will be at the GOP convention as president of the National School Boards Action Center. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 11, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 21, 2016

Shapes by second grade students at Canyon Elementary/Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: There will be a special session of the legislature on May 18 to address some line-item vetoes in the public education budget … among other items. Sen. Dabakis opposes the $275,000 appropriation — included in the special session action — aimed at Utah’s ProStart Culinary Arts Program and a potential TV show. Poll finds Utahns generally satisfied with the Legislature this year. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 21, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 6, 2016

Gov. Gary R. Herbert visited Lincoln Elementary School for the ceremonial signing of SB101 and SB67. Photo courtesy of @GovHerbert

In today’s ENR: There’s still more follow up on a possible veto override session. How concerned are Utah’s gubernatorial candidates about education … and, y’know other issues. Chrony profiles one of Utah’s STEM Ambassadors. Congratulations to Ankit Garg, winner of the 2016 Utah Geographic Bee competition. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 6, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 16, 2016

In today’s ENR: D-News takes a closer look at the proposed education budget. State Board of Education and State Charter School Board consider West Ridge Academy. New poll of Utah GOP delegates finds schools and education the top issue, but with just 21 percent of delegates naming it as the top issue. GOP gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson wants to see “the Utah State Board of Education coming up with five or six different standards and letting each school board choose what should be implemented into schools.” Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 16, 2016. . . . → Read More