Education News Roundup: May 22, 2017




SITLA looks to increase fees for hunting. Utah schools will have to create policies to end “lunch shaming.” Trib looks at graduation Water Canyon School in Hildale. Ed Week tries to figure out what understaffing at ED portends for ESSA state plans. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 20, 2017




Latino students at Weber State discuss what they had to do to get to college. Congratulations to this year’s Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education winners. Congratulations to this year’s STEM Innovation winners. Congratulations to Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee, who was named National Teacher of the Year. Secretary of Education DeVos writes about her belief in education. ESSA will put a new emphasis on per-pupil spending. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 5, 2017




San Juan School District implements the Quality Teaching Incentive Program (Q-TIP) to help slow teacher turnover down there. Park City’s Teen Council will hold sex education discussions away from the high school campus. American Preparatory Academy is again building at its Draper site. Ed Week looks at some of the state ESSA plans that have been turned in early. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 31, 2017




American Preparatory Academy halts construction on its new school. Tuacahn moves to a block schedule and separates out music, dance and theatre. Fremont High principal visits elementary schools to get students excited to come to high school. U.S. Department of Education says state accountability plans ought to encourage school choice. Recess fans may find some helpful tips in new publications from the CDC and SHAPE America. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 27, 2017




State Charter School Board steps back from the issue of eminent domain. State Charter School Board also follows up with Franklin Discovery Academy. Park City Elementary works with students on coding. Ed Tech magazine looks at UETN’s Unicast Reverse-Path Forwarding, which adds an extra layer of security against hackers. President Trump signs the measure to roll back Obama-era rules on ESSA. Sure, USA Today offers all kinds of fashion tips for prom dresses for the prom season, but not a word about powder blue rental tuxedos. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 13, 2017




President Niederhauser predicts that without intervening legislative action, Utah higher ed will be entirely funded out of the education fund in less than five years. As a quick history lesson, the education fund, until 1996, solely funded public ed. In 1996 a constitutional revision was passed by voters allowing some of the education fund to go to higher ed. D-News profiles 2017 Utah Teacher of the Year Valerie Gates. The Trump administration issues new state ESSA applications. California considers exempting teachers from state income tax. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 9, 2017

Utah State Capitol at dusk




Tick tick tick. The Legislature ends at midnight tonight. Speaker Hughes and President Niederhauser consider public education funding as a success in this session. Nationally, the Senate voted to rescind Obama-era rules on ESSA. Families of transgendered students meet with Secretary DeVos. A Michigan commission studying ways to improve education there will recommend, among other items, eliminating the elected Michigan State Board of Education. Alabama State Board of Education has some strong words with its state superintendent, Michael Sentence, who was a 2012 finalist to be Utah State Superintendent. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 6, 2017




Looks like schools will be in for a 4 percent funding bump, presuming there are no changes to the budget between now and Thursday at midnight. Legislators are still working out the details on the future of school grading. Herald Journal looks at how Utah schools deal with transgender students. Nationally, the Supreme Court kicks the transgender bathroom issue back to the 4th Circuit Court. Congress may overturn ESSA regulations as early as this week. President Trump and Secretary DeVos visit a Catholic school in Florida. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 14, 2017

Utah State Legislature




Public Education Appropriations will ask for a 3 percent hike in school spending. Speaker Hughes says it’s unlikely that the Legislature will act on the nonpartisan state school board bill. Rep. Poulson’s bill to end school grading advances. KSL looks at teacher pay in Utah. ESSA regulations are now in the hands of Congress. What does that mean? President Trump defends his choice of Education Secretary. When should a sick child stay home from school? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More