Education News Roundup: Jan. 12, 2017




Utah education funding continues to be a hot topic ahead of the legislative session. Utah’s first after-school Satan club opens. Utah Foundation President Stephen Kroes is stepping down. Outgoing Secretary of Education John Kings warns against vouchers. “College graduates, on average, earned 56 percent more than high school grads in 2015.” All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 10, 2017




There’s plenty of follow up from yesterday’s news on legislators reacting to raising income tax for school funding. Speaker Hughes previews the upcoming legislative session. As do local reporters. Senate postpones a confirmation hearing for Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos until Jan. 17. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 9, 2017




Legislators suggest studying Utah school funding amid push for increase from Our Schools Now. Ogden District to open a mental health pilot program. Mitt Romney pens an op-ed supporting Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos. U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a Colorado special education case on Wednesday. The bad news: It now takes an estimated $233,610 to raise a child in the U.S. The good news? Child care and education account for only 16 percent (or a little more than $37,000) of that total. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 3, 2017

Utah State Capitol




Trib follows up on the tax-increase initiative for public education. There’s plenty of follow up on the effect on school funding of the Bears Ears Monument. Massachusetts paper offers Utah kudos on top science scores. EdScoop looks at Utah’s broadband push in schools. California is looking for more bilingual teachers. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 3, 2015

Graduation Cap Cupcake




In today’s ENR: There’s some follow up to yesterday’s report on per-pupil funding. Logan resident looks for history at the old Intermountain Intertribal School in Brigham City … before it’s all demolished. Is Common Core math more rigorous? Summer camp offered for ESL students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 3. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 2, 2015




In today’s ENR: This year’s SAGE results are being reported to parents. Voices for Utah Children looks at the status of children in the state. KUER looks at access to autism treatment in Utah. And in case you missed it, the Health STEM 5K and STEM Fair was held over the weekend. Here’s your chance to see how it went. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 2. . . . → Read More

Q&A: Is a Lottery Gambling?

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Q & A




The Utah State Office of Education’s legal team answers your questions about Utah’s public education system here on Fridays. In this edition a student wants to know if the debate club can have a lottery to raise funds. The answer and how to submit your question are in the Oct. 19 UPPAC Q&A. . . . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 18, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Man. Nothing brings out the cameras and microphones like a good old legislative discussion of sex. A legislative discussion of concussions … eh, not so much media interest. St. George News catches up with the lawsuit filed over the Utah State Board of Education selection method. KSL looks at Salt Lake District’s Star Initiative on new teachers. USA Today tries to sort out the education policy differences between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 18. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 17, 2012

"Reading Again" by Holtsman/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: State revenue picture looking good. Dunno about the rest of you, but ENR had a hard enough time remembering the differences between gamete cells and zygotes the first time he took human reproduction. Logan Herald looks at the Tami Pyfer-Alan Shakespear State Board of Education race. Ed Week blogger looks at Open High School of Utah. Should there be a Consumer Reports for ed tech stuff? Links to these stories are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 17. . . . → Read More