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: Aug. 1, 2017

Our Schools Now reduces its requested tax hikes for public education. Granite School Board prepares for a truth-in-taxation hearing aimed at increased teacher salaries. Kairos Academy appeals State Charter Board’s decision to terminate its charter to State Board of Education. State Charter Board Member Greg Haws resigns. UEA President Heidi Matthews discusses equity and teacher shortages. Ed Week takes a closer look at the skills gap. Are Latino children being shortchanged in a dual immersion in D.C.? Wyoming wrestles with how to compare its schools with schools nationally. An Indianapolis kindergarten teacher involves a whole lotta flower girls and ring bearers in her wedding. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 27, 2017

A group of Utah educators files suit to halt partisan State School Board elections. Parents of six Utah girls file suit to allow their daughters to play high school football. St. George News takes a closer look at homeless students. AP takes a closer look at what yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on school playgrounds portends for vouchers. The Atlantic and The Hill takes larger views of the public education system in the U.S. Code.org creates a computer coding class for middle schoolers while the New York Times takes a closer look at Code.org itself. 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: 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

Education News Roundup: April 19, 2017

Poll finds support for raising taxes for building needs in Granite District. USDA will soon require schools to detail plans for dealing with students with unpaid school lunch accounts. WaPo finds absenteeism becoming a school measure in new ESSA plans. Dodgeball is still legal in Louisiana schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 13, 2017

Granite School District looks to raise taxes to raise teacher salaries. Problems continue at the APA construction site in Draper. Carbon High singers are headed to Carnegie Hall. New national report finds that many transgender students are just not drinking fluids nor going to the bathroom at school at all. New study finds school could save billions if they shared information about how much they were each paying for technology. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

A to Z Salad Bar at Western Hills

Utah State Office of Education Child Nutrition Programs staff visited Western Hills Elementary for A to Z Salad Bar day on Wednesday, April 13. The program, which rotates in elementary schools in the Granite School District throughout the year, offers students 26 different fruits and vegetables (one for each letter of the alphabet) choices to go with their lunch. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 13, 2015

"School Supplies" by Nick Amoscato/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Provo, Ogden, and Salt Lake comprise three of the top five U.S. cities for fertility. Granite District reaches out to refugee families. UHSAA is working on a transgender athlete policy. WaPo looks at the lengthening list of supplies students are being asked to bring with them to school. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 13. . . . → Read More