Education News Roundup: Oct. 5, 2017

Trib looks at the funding backing Our Schools Now ballot initiative. Legislature looks at immunization opt out. Congrats to Millard Supt. David Styler, Utah’s new Superintendent of the Year. Nationally, the Hispanic high school dropout rate reaches a new low. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 6, 2016

Summer Meals Program event/ Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: How much do we really know about closing the achievement gap? Summer Reading Tips To Prevent ‘Summer Brain Drain.’ U.S. Education Department releases proposed regulations to encourage better and fairer tests, reduce burden of testing. Utah youth suicide now leading cause of death for Utah kids ages 11 to 17. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 6. . . . → Read More

Closing the achievement gap

Utah State Board of Education Member Dave Thomas blogs for "Closing the Achievement Gap"

What is the achievement gap? Seems a simple enough question, but the answer might surprise you. The achievement gap comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. It also matters how that achievement gap is being measured and by what testing methodology. Hence, when someone talks about the achievement gap without providing more details, they are not really saying anything useful. . . . → Read More