Education News Roundup: April 24, 2015

"For My Teacher" by Todd Petrie/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Utah’s draft update to middle school science standards gets a first public hearing in St. George. Sen. Osmond’s equalization bill gets a middling thumbs up in a poll. New study from Ballotpedia shows Utah local school board candidates who are opposed in elections do about as well (70.37 percent success rate) as their incumbent peers who are opposed in other states (70.89 percent success rate). New ACT study finds less interest among high school students in becoming teachers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 24. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: March 20, 2015

In today’s ENR: ABC4 takes a look at Sen. Osmond’s property tax bill. So … what’s the deal with the ESEA reauthorization? And where are all the substitute teachers? Pahvant students watch rocket test with NASA rep. To curb child suicides, Utah offers gun locks State will distribute 40K free cable locks to cut down on the ‘‘public health epidemic.” Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 20. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: March 13, 2015

Touring the Utah Capitol by Utah Public Education

In today’s ENR: D-News looks at the financial picture for Utah’s schools following the legislative session. No agreement reached on how to adjust the Utah State Board of Education elections. The school turnaround bill passes. As does the civics test bill. Robotics Competition Inspires Future Engineers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 13. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: March 3, 2015

Granite Park Jr. High students take selfies with Gov. Gary Herbert during his visit to the school on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Tami Pyfer.

In today’s ENR: Student data collection bill advances. Gov. Herbert is looking for a 90 percent high school graduation rate in Utah. Those of you who like to hang out at the intersection of mass media/social media and education stories may find this piece on Common Core and Twitter interesting. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 3, 2015. . . . → Read More



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In today’s ENR: Legislators are rethinking SAGE tests. Is per-pupil funding on its way up? Poll finds 56 percent of Utahns want a nonpartisan State School Board. Some teachers — think STEM and special ed — may be getting a pay raise. Sen. Osmond’s property tax bill moves forward in the Senate. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 17. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Jan. 8, 2015

Amelia Earhart Elementary Read-a-Thon 11

In today’s ENR: Ed Week spotlights the early childhood education program in Granite District. D-News looks at STEM education in the state. GAO looks at the data links between K-16 and the workplace. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 8. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Dec. 3, 2014

Allison Riddle, 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year finalist

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to former Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle, who is now also a Horace Mann Award winner. New national report out on teacher pay. Trib localizes it. Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham discusses school funding an charter school funding. Links to these stories and many are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 03. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Dec. 2, 2014

"Graduation Caps" by JMaz Photo/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: 16-year-old arrested at Fremont High after bringing a gun to school. Cache High opens an adult ed program to get more students to graduate. Davis School Board Member Peter Cannon and Rep. Brian Greene advocate partisan State School Board elections. Some districts nationally are teaching Common Core math to parents as well as students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 2. . . . → Read More