Education News Roundup July 23, 2015




Utah’s ESEA flexibility waiver is approved. Washington County School District is premiering a documentary of its 100-year history. Grand County School District discusses tax increases. An aide to Sen. Alexander says an ESEA reauthorization is coming … but it may not arrive until later in the year. The House begins work on a FERPA overhaul. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundp. . . . → Read More

U.S. Department of Education grants Utah one-year waiver from federal No Child Left Behind provisions




Utah will receive another one-year flexibility waiver from many of the more onerous provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the U.S. Department of Education announced. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 17, 2015

Students at Highland Park Elementary.




In today’s ENR: D-News looks at the record payout to Utah schools from the School LAND Trust. Senate passes its version of a successor to No Child Left Behind. Sen. Hatch voted yes, Sen. Lee voted no. Ed Week tries to sort out what’s in NCLB, what’s in the waivers now being used, and what’s in the House and the Senate versions of the rewrite. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 17. . . . → Read More

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Map of School Trust Lands in Utah




In today’s ENR: D-News looks at Utah implications for the ESEA reauthorization. Or you can check out what’s happening nationally. School LAND Trust is look for some more flexibility in distributing funds to Utah schools. Superintendent Smith has joined Chiefs for Change. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 8. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 23, 2015

A group of students learn about hydrology during the 2015 Earth Connections Camp.




In today’s ENR: There’s more follow up on Garfield’s loss of student enrollment. Utah teachers are learning about STEM instruction. And about civics instruction. The Openshaw family funeral was held in Provo yesterday. Education groups are pushing Congress on rewriting No Child Left Behind. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 23. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 22, 2015

Students make art during the Earth Connections Camp at Red Butte Garden.




In today’s ENR: State Board of Education deadlocks on a request from Gov. Herbert to support a letter from the National Governor’s Association on ESEA renewal. Ogden’s Rich Nye will be the new associate superintendent for assessment and data at USOE. Will the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation move out from under the Utah State Board of Education? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 22. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 11, 2014




In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education votes to conditionally seek an extension of the state’s ESEA waiver. ENR is going to miss Brenda Hales. Granite Board OKs a small tax hike. Ogden Board considers a small tax hike. White students no longer comprise a majority of U.S. public school students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 11. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 7, 2014

"69/365 - School Supplies in Excess" by Alissa Becker/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: Trib looks at homelessness among Utah students. “Our kids, they’re not excited to go back to school, and part of it is embarrassment that they’re living in a shelter and their classmates will find out and they’ll get bullied and teased.” School principals and city mayors climb on the school bus for a tour of Jordan School District. Teachers seek school supply donations on Reddit. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 7. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 6, 2014




In today’s ENR: Logan Herald Journal looks at what happens to Cache schools if Utah reverts to NCLB standards ahead of Friday’s Utah State Board of Education vote on a waiver extension. South Jordan votes against seeking a split from the Jordan School District. USA Today looks at immigrant children’s impact on schools this fall. What is Texas’ high school graduation rate anyway? Several local schools would get ‘failing’ grade under No Child Left Behind. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 6 . . . → Read More