Education News Roundup: April 3, 2017

Cache School District deals with enrollment growth while Logan School District deals with enrollment loss. Weber State’s alumni magazine deals with the teaching profession this month (with a hat tip to Assistant Superintendent Patty Norman). Stories include: An overview with teacher and USBE Member Jennifer Graviet; spending a day with second-grade teacher Heather Hales; and a look at how teaching has changed with Sherrie West. Nationally, educators speak out against a proposed cut in a federal teacher-support program. NPR looks at how U.S.-born students are faring in Mexican schools following the deportation of their families. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 21, 2015

Student Tutoring Achievement for Reading (STAR) manuals.

In today’s ENR: The Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands discusses Rep. Bishop’s proposed compromise land plan. LA Times discusses the difficulty in making education a national campaign issue. Seattle school board considers whether to eliminate out-of-school suspensions for elementary students. Need some cheering up on a Friday? OK, probably not; it’s Friday. But perhaps you can save it until Monday. Here’s a Go Pro video of a kindergartener on her first day of school. . . . → 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