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: June 22, 2017

Legislature considers cleaning up Utah’s education code, but is also considering 90 education-related bills (so far) for the 2018 session. New census data shows Utah’s younger population is growing ever more diverse. Several public education groups received “Talent Ready Utah” grants. Alabama drops ACT Aspire. Fidget spinners are soooooo 20 minutes ago. The newest thing: Mini-crossbows. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: May 3, 2017

Granite School Board approves pay raise for teachers. KTVX looks at what Utah schools are doing to structurally prepare for an earthquake. Environment & Energy News looks at what remnants of the Grand Staircase Escalante agreement could have on the Bears Ears situation. San Juan Supt. Lyman will be leaving at the end of the school year. More teachers are turning to GoFundMe sources for classroom needs. California teachers have raised $4.7 million in total donations; Texas teachers have raised $2.1 million. Utah teachers have held 562 campaigns that have raised $221,000 through 4,251 donations, according to GoFundMe. Ed Week looks at education savings accounts. The latest craze to be banned in suburban schools in the U.S. and Canada? Fidget Spinners. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More