Education News Roundup: Feb. 12, 2016




In today’s ENR: Public Education Appropriations recommends a 2.5 percent increase in funding along with a pared back education technology program. Utah Foundation takes a look at public education governance in Utah, including the State Board of Education. President Obama announces he will nominate John King as Secretary of Education. Likns to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 12, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 11, 2016




In today’s ENR: Sen. Escamilla’s bill on after-school programs advances. Is a primary election in the future for the Utah State Board of Education? The economy ekes out education as the top issue for Utahns in latest poll. Rapid City, SD, school board interviews former Canyons Supt. Doty. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 11, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 12, 2016

Education News Roundup for November 10 2011_Indian Hills Elementary School Salt Lake City School District playground map of Utah




In today’s ENR: Salt Lake District considers a later start time for high school. Latest Department of Health statistics show nearly 5 percent of Utah students aren’t immunized. Utah’s dual immersion program gets more kudos; this time in Mashable. Pleasant Grove High School’s radio station picks up some of its own mass media, albeit in newspaper and television form. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 12. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 28, 2015




The D-News compiles a history of K-12 and higher education in Utah in 2015. UEA files suit against the Utah State Board of Education over new educator licensing rule. The Trib takes a look at Utah’s new school turnaround program. Utah Political Capitol looks at 2016 bills; two deal with Utah State Board of Education elections and one with firearm safety in schools. What’s the most likely job title of a local government employee? Teacher. Sen. Hatch and State Superintendent Smith discuss the new ESSA. The New York Times questions the rigor of high school as high school graduation rates climb. SAT tries to make up some of the ground it’s been losing to the ACT lately. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 7, 2015




In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Caleb Chapman, teacher at Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts, on being named a semifinalist for a Grammy. County leaders hope program will improve student, family life in Kearns. Obama Administration Launches First-ever National, Cross-Sector Initiative to Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism in Our Nation’s Schools. Settlement reached over Florida principal who hypnotized students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 7. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 9, 2015

State Charter School Board members visited American Leadership Academy and several other charters on Wednesday, Sept. 9.




In today’s ENR: Congratulations to the seven Utah teachers named finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Tooele County School District bond will go on the ballot this November. Here is a look at the first days of school through the decades from the photo archives of the New York Times. A Deseret News editorial looks at “Addressing truancy needs to be a collaborative, sustained national effort.” Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 9. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 8, 2015

Student with laptop in class




In today’s ENR: Students at Logan High will receive MacBook Air laptops as part of the 1-to-1 technology program. Conference looks at how to stop the school-to-prison pipeline. A new study looks at how snoring and other breathing problems can affect academic performance. A former teacher writes about “What teachers are really doing every day.” Teacher’s school bedtime chart goes viral. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 8. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 5, 2015

"School Supplies" by Cindy Schultz/CC/ Flickr




In today’s ENR: Tribune looks a little closer at the recent tax hikes in Salt Lake and Granite districts as well as the proposed hike in Murray. Fox 13 looks at teacher shortages in Utah. Potential GOP gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson discusses education. Does the Justice Department’s targeting of special education programs in Georgia have national implications? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 5. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 3, 2015




Standard looks at a teacher shortage in Utah schools. A former Ogden teacher is worried about Utah’s draft strategic education plan. D-News looks at proposed tax hikes, including for school districts, in Salt Lake County. Utah Digital Learning Task Force is at work on a technology plan for state schools. Sen. Osmond discusses a proposed tax break for Utah teachers. In an interesting development, it’s liberals who are concerned about school accountability and conservatives who are concerned about student privacy in the ESEA debate. New Jersey Gov. Christie wants to punch teacher unions in the face. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More