Education News Roundup: July 28, 2015

Colored pencils




There is follow up on Utah getting its ESEA waiver renewed. School districts are trying to cut back on watering. Education Next poll finds more than two-thirds of Americans support required annual testing in schools. WaPo finds the dreaded “c” word is being used in trying to pass an update to ESEA. The “c” word? Compromise. Study finds that if you really want to hire a quality teacher, wait until there’s a recession. Key and Peele reimagine Sports Center as Teaching Center … y’know, as if teaching mattered as much as sports does. As if. All that and more in today’s education news roundup. . . . → Read More

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 15, 2015

Students Gunnison Valley High school. Photo by Deena Loyola.




In today’s ENR: The Charter School Funding Task Force takes up the funding formula for charter schools that will sunset this year unless acted upon by the Legislature. Senate turns down Sen. Mike Lee’s ESEA amendment that would have allowed parents to opt their students out of statewide tests. Senate committee recommends approval of Stan Lockhart nomination for the Utah State Board of Education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 15. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 10, 2015

Cyprus High School banner




In today’s ENR: Cottonwood and Cyprus highs move to four-year model. Trib follows up on yesterday’s federal release of school crime statistics. Zions Bank Economic Advisor Randy Shumway discusses Utah education, Common Core, and the economic health of Utah. WaPo looks at where the Title I money would go under proposed education budget changes. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 10. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 2, 2015




In today’s ENR: Governor names Stan Lockhart to the Utah State Board of Education, replacing the late C. Mark Openshaw. D-News looks at Salt Lake District’s teacher mentoring program. Grant offers a boost for ed tech in southwestern Utah. House opens debate on the ESEA rewrite on Tuesday. Sonia Manzano, aka Maria on “Sesame Street,” is retiring. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jujly 2. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 1, 2015

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




In today’s ENR: Daily Herald looks at issues for one of the country’s youngest counties. That would be Utah County. There is a SITLA connection in the tar sands story that is getting some press these days. Whiteboard Advisors offers a quick graphic on education programs in the House and Senate budgets. And a group of education groups want vouchers left out of the ESEA rewrite. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 1. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 29, 2015

"Etruscan Tombs" by Beacon Heights Elementary students.




In today’s ENR: Trib looks into the arguments surrounding the proposed update to Utah’s science standards. Standard looks at calls for better finance tracking at USOE. D-News looks at Hunter High switching to the four-year model. National Journal previews the ESEA rewrite debate. Educators, parents see four-year high school as ‘a better pedagogical model. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 29. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 15, 2015

American flag in elementary school classroom




In today’s ENR: D-News takes an in-depth look at the future of Utah’s public schools. Weber and Ogden districts approve teacher contracts. Waterford School’s Nancy Heuston is retiring. Condolences come in for Utah State Board of Education Member Mark Openshaw. The House rewrite of ESEA could make to the floor as early as Wednesday. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 15, 2015. . . . → Read More