Education News Roundup: Aug. 25, 2015

In today’s ENR: There’s some follow up on Sen. Jackson’s plan for a partisan school board. Weber State looks to increase Hispanic enrollment. Study estimates 10-15 percent of students are chronically absent. The group is looking to push recognition of truancy as a major impediment to student achievement. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 25. . . . → Read More

Evaluating Statistics Important to Understanding Education and Other Political Issues

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

Statistics are often cited in education policy debates and in politics in general by elected officials. Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham explains how statistics can be easily manipulated and therefore should not be accepted without careful thought and evaluation. . . . → Read More

In search of Utah’s education future

State of Education Address_Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K Shumway

Superintendent Larry Shumway is participating in a Wheatley Institution education conference at Brigham Young University today with state and business leaders. The topic is “Utah in Search of an Education Future.” . . . → Read More