Education News Roundup: June 19, 2017




Trib takes a closer look at the possibility of using eminent domain for charter schools. SITLA cancels a gravel pit lease near Capitol Reef. Park Valley School in Box Elder District wants to move to a four-day week. Standard-Examiner profiles new Box Elder Supt. Steve Carlsen. ED will scale back civil rights investigations. ED is also offering feedback on some the early ESSA state plans. National Council for the Social Studies recommends religious studies in public K-12 schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah’s ESSA Plan Available for Public Review and Comment: News Release




The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is requesting public feedback on a draft of the Consolidated State Plan required under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The plan is available at http://www.uen.org/essa for review and public comment until July 7, 2017. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 7, 2017




The use of co-teaching for middle school math is being tried in Utah. U.S. job openings are at record highs (particularly in Utah), but hiring in state and local public education is low, according to a new report. There’s lots of follow up on the Our Schools Now initiative. Congratulations to new Deputy State Superintendent Patty Norman. Secretary DeVos discusses state ESSA plans. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

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