Education News Roundup: Nov. 20, 2014

In today’s ENR: The Legislature looks at changes in school grading. Will the method for getting to the ballot change for Utah State Board of Education candidates? Data Quality Campaign gives kudos to Utah for its use of student data. President Obama will discuss immigration tonight, a topic of special interest to K-12 populations. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 20. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 19, 2014

In today’s ENR: USA Today looks at how Utah is getting more students into — and through — college. Logan District revamps is school lunch delinquent account policy. Standard joins the Trib in arguing for reapplying for an ESEA waiver. Starting this fall, Sesame Street will be available in half-hour, as well as traditional hour-long chunks. Links for these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 19. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 5, 2014

Chinese Dual-Immersion Kindergarten Class

In today ENR: Utah’s kindergarten class of 2018 may be getting smaller. USU Extension enters into new agreement with 4-H program. 12-year-old honored for saving friend’s life during lunch. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 5. . . . → Read More

A Blog Post from Kim Burningham

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

If you build a new car, with lots of new technological gizmos, and you name it after your son Edsel, but it doesn’t sell, you stop production. At the urging of the Governor and legislators and their experts, Utah voters passed a constitutional amendment in 1996, which allowed income taxes to be spent not only on K-12 public education, but for the first time also on higher education. . . . → Read More