Education News Roundup: June 10, 2015

In today’s ENR: Tribune looks at the effect of House Bill 119 on charter school funding and district school funding. D-News follows up on declining enrollment in Garfield. It’s no Magic School Bus — sorry, Ms. Frizzle — but UDOT’s walking school bus app appears to be a hit. As Congress looks at a rewrite of ESEA, WaPo asks the question: Who gets to decide what constitutes a failing school? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 10. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 9, 2015

In today’s ENR: KUTV looks at the problems of a rural school district that is losing population. In this case, it’s Garfield District. Utah colleges and universities are expecting more students. Congratulations to Indiana Coyle, Utah’s winner of the “Healthy Lunchtime Challenge,” for her Mix It Up Sushi recipe. New poll finds most teachers nationally see poverty as a barrier to learning in their school. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 9. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 8, 2015

Summer Food Service Program Ogden Location

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: June 5, 2015

"Summer Break" by Ohsohappytogether/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: New term limit movement launches in Utah. FairTest education director talks about standardized testing in Logan. Utah Court of Appeals rules that surveillance video from inside a school is an education record and subject to FERPA rules. Utah teen graduates after fleeing violence, losing parents. Sandy teacher makes top 15 in nationwide movie trailer contest. Links to these stories and many more are the Education News Roundup for June 5. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 1, 2015

"Graduation Caps" by JMaz Photo/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Tribune looks at what’s ahead for the class of 2015. D-News looks at learning opportunities over the summer. Mountain Crest grad triumphs despite disability. Kids eat more fruits, vegetables if lunch follows recess. Teen doesn’t let rejection, homelessness stop her from achieving college dream. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 1. . . . → 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

Education News Roundup: May 11, 2015

In today’s ENR: State Board look to writing rules for a teacher evaluation system. And the Board released the draft second math standards update for public review. Former Board Member Kim Burningham sits down with the D-News for an interview. Layton students headed to National History Fair. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 11. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 8, 2015

"Mystical Mathematical Mandalas" by South Summit Elementary's fourth grade students.

In today’s ENR: Utah Foundation looks at how many more kids will be entering Utah schools over the next 35 years. It’s a lot. Alpine Board names Assistant Superintendent Sam Jarman as new superintendent, replacing the retiring Vern Henshaw. KSL looks at salaries in Utah schools and districts. KSL also looks at the starting times of Utah schools. ACT expands computer-based testing. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 6, 2015

Pioneer High School students at the Utah State Capitol.

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Davis High’s VEX Robotics team who recently won the 2015 World Championship. AP looks at standardized testing. FYI: Las Vegas could add 32 schools tomorrow and every one would be filled to capacity. Utah’s draft middle school science standards will be discussed tonight at 7 at the Provo District Office. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 6. . . . → Read More