Education News Roundup: May 17, 2017

Voices for Utah Children issues a new report on how children of color are faring in the state. Ed Week wraps up last week’s ed tech conference in Salt Lake. Money being raised through the Park City Education Foundation to help Latino students apply for protections. Congratulations to Carbon Supt. Steve Carlsen who will be the new Box Elder superintendent come July. Utah looks to spend some of its Volkswagen settlement on new school buses. U.S. House committee advances a new CTE bill. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 13, 2017

Granite School District looks to raise taxes to raise teacher salaries. Problems continue at the APA construction site in Draper. Carbon High singers are headed to Carnegie Hall. New national report finds that many transgender students are just not drinking fluids nor going to the bathroom at school at all. New study finds school could save billions if they shared information about how much they were each paying for technology. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 6, 2017

Utah State Capitol

House Education Committee takes no action on bill that would give bonuses to teachers in low-income schools. Sen. Stephenson wants education technology money spent correctly. Parents want middle schools brought back to Nebo District. Senate Democrats plan an all-night protest against Betsy DeVos, likely putting off the vote until Tuesday afternoon. Need a challenge today? Try to college-ready math quiz associated with this Times story on college algebra. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah Digital Learning Task Force Selects Education Consultant to Prepare Statewide School Technology Proposal

The Utah Digital Learning Task force has selected Common Sense Education of San Francisco to prepare a statewide school technology proposal for approval by the Utah State Board of Education and the Utah State Legislature. . . . → Read More

New School: iPads and iPods in the Classroom

In the 2010-11 academic year, Viewmont Elementary and Kearns High School began implementing new technology as part of their classroom instruction – in the form of iPads and iPods. Watch what happens when State Superintendent Larry Shumway dropped by to see how things were going. . . . → Read More

Utah Superintendent Visits Ed-Tech Classrooms

Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway will be visiting a Murray kindergarten class and a Salt Lake City high school that are using mobile devices in the classroom. The visits tomorrow, May 11, are an opportunity to see the implementation of one of the Superintendent’s 2011 Innovation Grant Awards and a $1 million, school wide adoption of 1,700 iPods, funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (federal stimulus) funds. . . . → Read More

Technology mini-grant program funds projects across the state

Twenty-four classroom technology projects will receive funding this year through the Utah CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Mini-Grant Program. CenturyLink (formerly Qwest) handed a $50,000 check to the Utah State Office of Education earlier today to fund the grants. . . . → Read More

Healthcare Interactive brings students into the operating room, virtually

Hundreds of Utah students participated in today’s Virtual Healthcare Interactive. The program gives students an up-close view of a real medical procedure and an opportunity to chat live with the physicians, who are on hand to answer questions and explain as the procedure unfolds. This year’s topic was maternal and infant health. . . . → Read More

Utah classrooms innovate with technology grants

Back before this blog even existed, in October of last year, Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry Shumway invited Utah schools and districts to apply for grants to fund innovative demonstration projects for using technology in the classroom. More than 400 applications, totaling more than $13 million in requests, were received and reviewed. Seven of these proposals were selected in January. . . . → Read More