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. 8, 2015

4th Grade Parodies of the Scream.

In today’s ENR: Utah’s finances are looking good heading into the 2016 legislative session. Gov. Herbert attends Hour of Code in Farmington. West Valley City settles civil suit with former West High student. The ESEA rewrite (aka ESSA) gets ever closer. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 8. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 3, 2015

The State Board of Education meets for its December study session.

In today’s ENR: New Census report shows 15 percent of Utah children live below the poverty line. French Ambassador takes a closer Utah at Utah’s French dual immersion schools. BYU looks at vaccination rates in Utah. Nationally, House passes the ESEA rewrite, but Utah’s representatives vote against it. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 3. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 2, 2015

In today’s ENR: Utah business leaders push for more school funding. The Standard-Examiner article focuses on comments from Speaker Hughes. Tribune previews Social Studies Standards, which will be discussed in Thursday and Friday’s Utah State Board of Education meetings. Willowcreek Middle School in Lehi pilots the Think Through Math program. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 2. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 19, 2015

"Preschool Workbook" by Corie Howell/CC/Flickr

In today’s ENR: The Charter School Funding Task Force is recommending some changes in the way charter schools are funded. Legislature looks to expand public preschool in Utah. Utah Sen. Lee pushes for more school choice in the ESEA rewrite. Utah’s educational equity plan is approved. Youth drug overdose deaths tripled in Utah between 1999-2011. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 19. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 18, 2015

In today’s ENR: Utah’s public school enrollment growth will be costly. There are more homeless students in Utah’s public schools. And northwest Utah County is growing especially fast. ESEA rewrite conference gets started today in Washington. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 18. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 2, 2015

Backpack Front by Max California/CC/flickr https://flic.kr/p/boErgA

In today’s ENR: Salt Lake District suffers cyber-attack. Provo District looks at west side properties. Utah college application days are coming up next week. Ed groups are starting to get impatient over ESEA reauthorization. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 2. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 1, 2015

In today’s ENR: There’s follow up on yesterday’s SAGE test results news. KUER looks at the student achievement gaps between Native American students and other Utah students. Nationally, House Ed Chair Klein gives better than 50-50 odds for a new ESEA this session. Appeals court rules Arkansas students don’t have a Constitutional right to switch schools. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sep. 01. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 18, 2015

"Picture of serenity" by Tim Wilson/CC/flickr https://flic.kr/p/9Etu3b

In today’s ENR: It’s back-to-school time. Are your vaccinations up to date? Group hoping to rebuild a Provo elementary school playground as a memorial tribute to late Utah State Board of Education Member C. Mark Openshaw and his family. Ed Week concludes that however the ESEA bill reconciliation goes, state flexibility will be a part of it. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 18. . . . → Read More