Education News Roundup: March 16, 2017




Iron County School Districts settles a sexual harassment lawsuit with some of its middle school employees. Hill Air Force Base, the Northrup Grumman Foundation, and the National Math + Science Initiative will be helping out STEM initiatives in Davis tomorrow. Hechinger Report looks at why Utah and five other states don’t — for the most part — publicly fund preschool. Hechinger report also looks at online preschool, including Utah’s UPSTART program. President Trump’s budget proposal includes a 13 percent cut at the Education Department, but a $1.4 billion increase in school choice spending. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 13, 2013

Whimsical Shape Portraits by South Elementary School, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program




In today’s ENR: Trib looks at potential changes for school grading. Governor’s Office begins work on the budget. The UEA president has some advice on where to spend that budget. 11 percent of Davis students are taking advantage of Utah’s open enrollment and are attending schools that aren’t their home schools. It’s kinda nice to see Utah held up as the gold standard for AP tests for a California private school. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 13, 2013. . . . → Read More

State Education Board Recognizes Utah’s Title I National Distinguished Schools

State Board of Education Honors Bridger Elementary as one of Utah's Title I National Distinguished Schools




The Utah State Board of Education honored Utah’s Title I National Distinguished Schools for 2012 during its March meeting. Three Peaks Elementary and Bridger Elementary Schools are among 100 Title I schools to receive the recognition nationally. Title I schools are schools that have a high percentage of low-income students. Representatives from the two schools came to the Board meeting to accept certificates of recognition from the Board. . . . → Read More