Education News Roundup: March 20, 2017

Our Schools Now will move ahead with a ballot initiative to raise taxes for school funding. Daily Herald looks at the GIANT Steps Autism Preschool. They also look at charter schools in Utah County. Salt Lake District hopes to keep its Peer Assistance Review teacher mentor program running. Timpview High senior Joseph Sandholtz performs with the 2017 Jazz Band of America. Secretary DeVos discusses choice and flexibility with the National Association of State Boards of Education. Boston public schools become the first in the nation to ditch Mercator Projection maps in favor of the Gall-Peters Projection. And if you need a little pick-me-up on Monday — and who doesn’t on a Monday? — check out this promposal. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

State Board Members Picked for National Technology Task Force

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that Leslie Castle and Craig Coleman, both members of the Utah State Board of Education, have been selected to serve on a year-long NASBE study group — The Role of Technology in Schools and Communities — to examine the compound issues surrounding the ever-expanding use of digital technology in K-12 education. . . . → Read More