Education News Roundup: June 22, 2015

Students make art during the Earth Connections Camp at Red Butte Garden.

In today’s ENR: State Board of Education deadlocks on a request from Gov. Herbert to support a letter from the National Governor’s Association on ESEA renewal. Ogden’s Rich Nye will be the new associate superintendent for assessment and data at USOE. Will the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation move out from under the Utah State Board of Education? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 22. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 27, 2015

The Cottonwood High School MESA team competes on the object relocation task during the MESA State Competition.

In today’s ENR: Federal appeals court upholds the temporary halt on President Obama’s immigration plan. Huffington Post looks at last week’s study from the U on disproportionate referral rates for American Indian students in Utah. Utah Policy’s Bob Bernick goes over the state of Utah’s finances and taxes. OECD release its report on the 35 million people ages 16 to 29 — including one in six Americans — who aren’t in school or employed. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 27. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 26, 2015

Carrie Trenholm was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement in Arts Education award at the Sorenson Legacy Awards.

In today’s ENR: Standard catches up on Thursday’s interim meeting on the future of public education in Utah. Rich Kendell discusses Utah Core Standards. Standards reviews the International Baccalaureate program at Ogden High. Trib looks at the new Roots Charter High School. And the National Spelling Bee begins tomorrow. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 26. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 22, 2105

In today’s ENR: Rep. Jon Cox floats a bill that would make the state superintendent an elected position and the state board a gubernatorial appointment. BYU and USOE team up to train technology and engineering teachers. Logan elementary students get some programming practice. The U releases a study of student discipline involving American Indian students in Utah. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 22. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 14, 2015

"Graduation Caps" by JMaz Photo/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Trib follows up on Grad Nation report on minority high school graduation rates in Utah. Achieve looks at the gaps in proficiency rates between what state tests say and what NAEP tests say. Utah is one of just six states called “truth tellers” for both fourth grade reading and eighth grade math. Ed Week reports from the cutting edge of digital learning at a conference in Chicago. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 14. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 5, 2015

In today’s ENR: Legislative audit wonders if Utah Retirement Systems’ — which funds public sector pensions including teachers — investment strategy isn’t too conservative. Sen. Hatch promotes open educational resources in ESEA draft. Civil rights groups on the opt-out movement: “We cannot fix what we cannot measure.” And finally, some feel-good stories for you on Teacher Appreciation Day. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 5. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 17, 2015

In today’s ENR: Alpine School District kicks off its 100th anniversary celebration with a gala. A Denver area elementary teacher shares her “I wish my teacher knew,” lesson on Twitter. USU program aims to inspire elementary students to pursue higher education or vocational training. An article offering four points on the “Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,” passed this week by a Senate panel. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 17. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 15, 2015

"Winter Playground" by Scott Costello/CC/flickr https://flic.kr/p/4zun72

In today’s ENR: Congrats to Erik Hans Fronberg and Zachary Miles Zundel for being selected as the ” most promising young scientific leaders” in Utah. Local student shares FIRST Robotics Competition experience. Can you figure out the answer to the math problem that has gone viral? The ESEA reauthorization discussion continues. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 15. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 3, 2015

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert manages to get a few words in on ESEA during his motorcade ride with President Obama. The Legislature, taxes and school funding get a good going-over at a Davis County forum. John Hughes, the principal at Cottonwood Elementary in Orangeville, Utah, gets a mention in a Slate piece on education and Pinterest. States are trying to figure out what the opt-out movement means to test results. Links for these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 3. . . . → Read More