Education News Roundup: Sept. 21, 2017

Utah State Board of Education hears from both sides about the new middle school course flexibility rule. Legislators discuss school report cards. Are changes coming for educator licensing? Learning Policy Institute takes a national look at why teachers are quitting. Report finds U.S. spending on education is dropping relative to other nations. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 4, 2017

Davis District agrees to allow girls to participate in wrestling. New Utah Foundation report looks at difficulties finding qualified workers in Utah … which, of course, ties in with education. New study looks at the intersection of state spending on education and state population growth. The health care bill up for a vote today in Washington will have implications for special education because of its ties with Medicaid. Poll finds parents of color don’t really trust all-white teaching staffs at schools to educate their children. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 28, 2017

The 2017 Utah Children’s Budget Report from Voices for Utah Children is out. It includes information on education spending in Utah. If you want better grades consider emulating Buddy Rich or John Bonham? Herald Journal looks into grades at Spring Creek Middle School. Former NASA Astronaut Jose Hernandez speaks with high school students at the Latinos in Action Conference in Salt Lake. Apple, Google, and Microsoft are fighting it out for dominance in the ed tech market. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Session’s end looms, dozens of education bills still in play

This is the last week of the legislative session, which ends Thursday at the stroke of midnight. And this means lawmakers are working at a frenzied pace to finish before time runs out. . . . → Read More