Education News Roundup: Oct. 17 – 2016

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In today’s ENR: Utah tech industry group splits school board races into two camps. United Way of Northern Utah receives grant to foster student success. Davis School Board interviews 10 candidates for superintendent of schools. Nation’s high school graduation rate reaches new record high . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 9, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Rod Decker looks at what role education savings accounts might play in the gubernatorial race. The STEM Action Center has a new director. New Grad Nation report looks at the impact of charter and alternative schools on high school graduation rates. The bathroom wars continue. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 9, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 7, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Utah’s high school graduation rate climbs; Utah minority student graduation rates climbs even more. Utah State Board of Education approves update to middle school science standards. Trib looks at digital technology in Utah schools. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 7. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 19, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Study: Teen girls impacted more by compulsive texting than boys. Professional development a solution to Utah’s teacher burnout problem, educators say. Students suggest playground ‘buddy’ benches to help kids make friends. States Continue to Improve Graduation Rates, Particularly for Underserved Students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 19. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 8, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Summer nutrition program keeps Utah kids fed even while school is out of session. Trib takes a look at perfect ACT scores in Utah. What can’t Big Bird do? “Study: Kids can learn as much from ‘Sesame Street’ as from preschool.” And don’t forget, there’s a public meeting on the proposed secondary math standards tonight in at the Washington School District Office in St. George. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 8. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 18, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert congratulates Hyrum’s Lincoln Elementary on its National Blue Ribbon School award. KSL looks at the turnaround at Wendover High. Board of Regents look at the coming college enrollment boom. D-News likes the direction Utah teacher evaluation is going. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 18. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 13, 2015

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In today’s ENR: D-News follows up on yesterday’s Grad Nation report and the good news about Utah’s high school graduation rate. Sen. Hatch reintroduces a bill on student data privacy. Minnesota reports problems with cyberattacks on its end-of-year tests. And if you’re feeling a little too smart and are in need of humility, go ahead, try to answer some of the National Geography Bee questions. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 13. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 12, 2015




In today’s ENR: Leadership changes made at the Utah State Office of Education. D-News features married teachers who are retiring this year. Graduation rates are on the rise nationally and in Utah, the growth in Hispanic high school graduation is tops in the country and Utah ranks fourth in overall growth in high school graduation. Teachers say the classroom is a stressful place. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 12. . . . → Read More

Utah’s High School Graduation Rate

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With growth across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines, Utah’s high school graduation rate rose 3 percent in 2013 to 81 percent. Graduation rate increases were even more pronounced among most the state’s demographic subgroups including: . . . → Read More