Education News Roundup: Sept. 22, 2017

Park City deals with high opt-out rates on SAGE. Utah Association of Public Charter Schools names Syracuse Arts Academy the Outstanding Charter School of the Year. ENR notes with sadness the passing of former Utah State Board of Education Member Greg Haws. ED approves Massachusetts’ ESSA plan. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary for Sept. 7, 2017

In its September 7 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Moved forward a Board plan to restructure the state’s educator licensing system. Approved Utah’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan. Named Leah Voorhies as Assistant Superintendent of Student Support. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 31, 2017

Logan town hall meeting focuses on teacher recruitment and retention. Jordan School Board bars gathering of petition signatures at school. Feds approve four more state ESSA plans. Georgia Supreme Court rules that self-defense may be a justification for fighting in school. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 28, 2017

D-News looks at Utah’s draft ESSA plan. Trib looks at results of lead testing in drinking water in Utah public schools. AP looks at controversy in ed tech. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary for Aug. 4, 2017

In its August 4 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Approved the use of end-of year SAGE tests for high school freshman and sophomores in spring 2018. Added flexibility to middle school/junior high school course requirements. Forwarded a draft copy of Utah’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan to the Governor and Legislature for their review. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 4, 2017

State Board of Education looks at ninth and 10th grade year-end tests in Utah. Board’s Law and Licensing Committee kills a proposal to amend its rule on the online educator license web site. Provo Herald wonders why there are so few women in education leadership roles in Utah County. Standard takes a look a student discipline in Ogden District. Ed Week looks at testing flexibility in ESSA. Cal State drops its requirements for placement exams, remedial classes in math and English for freshmen. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 2, 2017

Granite District Board approves a 12% tax hike. Weber Board considers bonds rather than a tax hike. ED approves the first state ESSA plan; or should we say First State since it was for Delaware. New survey finds 90 percent of parents think their kids are doing just fine in math and reading. The reality? Not so much. How much of this is due to education jargon getting in the way? Should writing instruction focus on expression or grammar? What changes when you teach reading via print and via computers? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 31, 2017

Our Schools Now says support is growing for its ballot initiative to raise taxes for school funding. AFT holds a rally for public schools in Salt Lake. KUER looks at the ARL licensing process. Seventeen magazine has palpitations over flooding at East High. It was where “High School Musical” was filmed, you know. ED clarifies school improvement evidence rule in ESSA. Ed Week takes a deep look into the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, aka COPPA. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 28, 2017

The Spectrum looks at future growth in Washington County. And it has come to this, the next best local story is about goats eating grass at Washington Elementary. Happy summer, everyone. Sen. Stephenson clarifies his comments on technology in the classroom. New Fordham report looks at state ESSA school improvement plans. More states are offering STEM diploma seals for eligible high school graduates. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More