Education News Roundup: July 20, 2017

Utah State Charter Board votes 4-2 to close Kairos Academy. St. George News looks at efforts to stem intergenerational poverty. Federal budget bill, including federal education measures, passes out of budget committee 28-22. Net neutrality takes a starring role in questioning of FCC nominees. Utah Sen. Mike Lee is one of the questioners. Net neutrality, of course has implications for online educational content, including open educational resources. Study finds that the average cost of tuition (measured in 2015 dollars) at a nonsectarian private school in the U.S. rose from $4,120 in 1979 to $22,611 in 2011. Aha. The whole fidget spinner thing becomes clear now. It’s a capitalist West plot to take over Russia. Brilliant. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 13, 2017

Utah gets high marks for fiscal responsibility, though the state still comes in 23rd for funding of pensions. USA Today offers back-and-forth editorials on pensions for public employees (like teachers). And Michigan will henceforth try to steer new teachers into 401(k)-only plans. Nebo Districts looks at a potential 2018 bond election. The U.S. House of Representatives takes up the education budget. Are states happier with the new ESSA (which, of course, replaced NCLB)? Students who see science as a communal activity are more likely to be interested in STEM, new study finds. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 25, 2017

"Math Cross Stitch" by Jessica Kelly/CC/flickr

Conservationists buy a large parcel of SITLA land. Ed Week takes a closer look at the proposed budget and its effects on Title I programs in the states. Census Bureau shows just how fast some Utah cities are growing. Secretary DeVos testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the President’ s proposed education budget. New study takes a look at how parents go about choosing a high quality school. “How Much Math Anxiety Is Too Much?” Wait. Don’t we to use math to answer this question? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 23, 2017

Voices for Utah Children report looks at inequities in school discipline. Utah and Mexico update a child custody agreement. U’s College of Education earns high marks in new report. Sen. Ipson offers a thank you for teachers. Book Cliff Elementary Principal Jones offers a thank you for the community. Secretary DeVos offers a preview of the federal education budget due out today. AP wonders what will become of the quiet agreements schools have worked out with the parents of transgendered students over restroom use if the new Texas bathroom bill passes. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 18, 2017

The Trib and Channel 4 look at pay raises for Utah teachers. Educators and others are looking at some of the changes in Utah’s juvenile justice system. Students from several Utah schools will be speaking with astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Friday. Longtime Granite Board Member Sarah Meier is stepping down. The Trump administration is scheduled to release its proposed education budget on Monday. Early reports show an emphasis on school choice measures. Ed Week looks at how often restraint and seclusion are used in schools nationally. GAO releases its report on the Bureau of Indian Education. Some advice this graduation season? Don’t save seats. It can turn ugly really quick. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 3, 2017

Salt Lake leaders file an amicus brief in the transgender bathroom case before the Supreme Court. Religious leaders from around the country do the same. Meanwhile, Utah and 10 other states drop their lawsuit against Obama administration directives on transgender bathroom use now that the Trump administration has rescinded them. Politico looks as possible cuts to the federal education budget. Apple is losing ground in U.S. classrooms. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More