Education News Roundup: Jan. 19, 2017




School funding continues to be talked about ahead of the legislative session. Salt Lake Chamber will back education funding as part of its legislative priorities. Canyons District will seek waivers on middle school CTE courses. Standard-Examiner looks at undocumented students in Utah schools. Don’t forget: The Utah State Board of Education is holding a public hearing at 5:30 tonight on the Utah High School Activities Association Rule. ED backs down on spending rule in the new ESSA. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 5 – 2016




In today’s Education News Roundup: Legislature looks into the theft from Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. Canyons District installs new safety devices in their buses. D-News discusses early childhood education. ED offers $8.6 million in grants for those who can come up with something better than the current standardized testing system. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 3 – 2016

Riverside Park Playground/Education News Roundup




In today’s Education News Roundup: St. George Academy charter schools pushes back its opening date. Sen. Stephenson joins former Education Secretary Bill Bennett’s Conservative Leaders for Education group. New report finds Utah high school students are the least likely of any state’s teens to either binge drink or use marijuana. There are, however, states with lower teen use of cocaine and prescription drugs … . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 2 – 2016

Summer School/Education News Roundup.




In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education comments on proposed ESSA regulations. A national perspective on the ESSA regulations. Davis School District looks at its standardized testing options. Carnegie Mellon University teams up with the Utah STEM Action Center and two Utah colleges on technology and education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 2, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 27, 2016




In today’s ENR: Utah teachers speak against the new APT license in a public hearing. Sen. Hatch co-sponsors a bill giving a boost to CTE programs. Idaho officials tally up lottery money — including Utah contributions — which goes to education there. ED releases guidance on homeless students under ESSA. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 27. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 14, 2016




In today’s ENR: Timpview High School gets a new principal. Thousands turn out to get their hands on new high school’s gear. Calculus classes are disappearing from high school curriculums. Too little sleep linked to health problems in children, teens. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 14. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 13, 2016




In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education approves new academic pathway to teaching license. Some Utah State Board of Education candidates hold a rally at the Capitol. Ed Week looks at the 25 year history of charter schools. Governing magazine says school finance has replaced Common Core as the main issue in education-centric elections this year. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 13, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 27, 2016

Graduation Cap Cupcake




In today’s ENR: The follow up continues on the transgender student guidance letter. Salt Lake Trib reporters discuss it. Two second graders honored for helping save a teacher aide who had suffered a stroke at school. With new ESSA flexibility, California considers whether parents are best helped in understanding student achievement with a school grade/score or a dashboard. Take a look at this student commute to school in China; it’s pretty much straight uphill. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 27, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 26, 2016

Graduation ceremony photo by Granite School District




In today’s ENR: High School Graduations on tap for Friday and Saturday. The CEO of Pearson discusses the future of standardized testing. Preschoolers donate money for all-inclusive playground. All-abilities facility ยป Playground slated for City Center Park. Education Department Releases ESSA Accountability Rules. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 26, 2016. . . . → Read More