Education News Roundup: Dec. 23, 2015

In today’s ENR: New Census report shows Utah now has as many people as Chicago — that is, 3 million. But the state’s fertility rate is slowing. AP previews Sen. Van Tassell’s American Indian education bill. The U.S. Department of Education is asking 12 states — Utah is not among them — to address their low student participation in state testing. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 23. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Dec. 21

In today’s ENR: Senate President Niederhauser previews the upcoming legislative session with a big nod toward the Essential Elements education technology plan. Herald Journal looks at teacher retention up north. Superintendent Smith and School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration Director Carter discuss Sen. Hatch’s test and training range bill. How quickly are states moving to take advantage of new flexibility in the ESSA? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 21. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Dec. 18, 2015

Franklin Elementary Students at the Governor's Mansion.

In today’s ENR: Trib questions donation from American Preparatory Schools to prospective Sen. Fillmore. Spectrum cheers Gov. Herbert’s education budget. Congress plans at least three major oversight hearings on ESSA next year and the Department of Education begins looking at implementation. Link to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 18. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Dec. 17, 2015

Education News Roundup/ Artwork by fifth grade students at River Heights Elementary

In today’s ENR: Charter Solutions President Lincoln Fillmore will replace Aaron Osmond in the Utah Senate. Better school bus routes sought in San Juan County. Ed Week looks at school spending in the federal budget deal. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 17. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Dec. 10, 2015

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert releases his 2017 budget proposal. Utah Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands votes to authorize a lawsuit on federal land transfer. President Obama signs the ESSA. Utah Sen. Lee opposed the bill, but did speak up for one amendment of his that made it into the bill. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 10. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Dec. 9, 2015

"Water Cycle Water Colors" by 4th grade students at Moab Charter School.

In today’s ENR: U.S. Senate approves ESSA — the new and improved ESEA — on a vote of 85-12. Next stop: The President’s desk. The Utah delegation was split on ESSA with Sen. Hatch voting “aye” and Sen. Lee voting “nay.” That split was noted nationally and locally. Provo High apparently takes Horace Greeley’s advice by going west (young man). Sen. Millner looks at some early childhood education legislation. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 9. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Dec. 01, 2015

The Utah State Office of Education superintendency serves employees during the annual winter breakfast.

In today’s ENR: Teen happy for 2nd chance after heart stopped in gym class. Utah Educational Savings Plan: Give the Gift. Whiskered cops whip up $6,600 for needy kids. Choir students help Zions Bank kick off holiday season. Students to present to diners in Portuguese. Links to these stories are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 1. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Nov. 30, 2015

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education will take up 6-8 science and engineering standards on Friday. Willowcreek Middle School in Lehi and Lakeridge Junior High School in Orem are in the state finalist stage in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. Las Vegas is still looking for teachers … and lots of them at that. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 30. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Nov. 23, 2015

In today’s ENR: Canyons District prepares a big expansion of its dual immersion programs into its high schools. Standard completes an extensive series on teacher-pupil sexual abuse cases. Washington Post is predicting school accountability debates will quickly take over the public education debates in all 50 states as the ESEA rewrite shifts responsibilities to the states. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 23. . . . → Read More