Education News Roundup: Nov. 19, 2015

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In today’s ENR: The Charter School Funding Task Force is recommending some changes in the way charter schools are funded. Legislature looks to expand public preschool in Utah. Utah Sen. Lee pushes for more school choice in the ESEA rewrite. Utah’s educational equity plan is approved. Youth drug overdose deaths tripled in Utah between 1999-2011. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 19. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 28, 2015

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There is follow up on Utah getting its ESEA waiver renewed. School districts are trying to cut back on watering. Education Next poll finds more than two-thirds of Americans support required annual testing in schools. WaPo finds the dreaded “c” word is being used in trying to pass an update to ESEA. The “c” word? Compromise. Study finds that if you really want to hire a quality teacher, wait until there’s a recession. Key and Peele reimagine Sports Center as Teaching Center … y’know, as if teaching mattered as much as sports does. As if. All that and more in today’s education news roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup July 23, 2015




Utah’s ESEA flexibility waiver is approved. Washington County School District is premiering a documentary of its 100-year history. Grand County School District discusses tax increases. An aide to Sen. Alexander says an ESEA reauthorization is coming … but it may not arrive until later in the year. The House begins work on a FERPA overhaul. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundp. . . . → Read More

U.S. Department of Education grants Utah one-year waiver from federal No Child Left Behind provisions




Utah will receive another one-year flexibility waiver from many of the more onerous provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the U.S. Department of Education announced. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 7, 2014

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In today’s ENR: Trib looks at homelessness among Utah students. “Our kids, they’re not excited to go back to school, and part of it is embarrassment that they’re living in a shelter and their classmates will find out and they’ll get bullied and teased.” School principals and city mayors climb on the school bus for a tour of Jordan School District. Teachers seek school supply donations on Reddit. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 7. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 6, 2014




In today’s ENR: Logan Herald Journal looks at what happens to Cache schools if Utah reverts to NCLB standards ahead of Friday’s Utah State Board of Education vote on a waiver extension. South Jordan votes against seeking a split from the Jordan School District. USA Today looks at immigrant children’s impact on schools this fall. What is Texas’ high school graduation rate anyway? Several local schools would get ‘failing’ grade under No Child Left Behind. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 6 . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 17, 2014




What will the Utah State Board of Education do about the state’s ESEA waiver in tonight’s meeting? Governor Herbert looks into Utah’s education standards. Industry officials push tech ed at the Legislature. Speaker Lockhart is looking for volunteers to review Utah curriculum. North Carolina looks to tweak Common Core. Wyoming is sending out a survey on public education governance there. All that and more in today’s news roundup. . . . → Read More

“Sit in my Seat”

Jennifer Johnson, Utah State Board of Education Member, District 8




Jennifer Johnson, Utah State Board of Education member, invites the public to “sit in her seat” and learn more about the Common Core Standards from fellow board member Dave Thomas. . . . → Read More

Highlights of Utah’s ESEA Flexibility Request

College Graduate in red cap and gown




The highlights of Utah’s ESEA flexibility request the U.S. Department of Education approved Friday include college- and career-ready expectations, improved state and district accountability and support for effective instruction and school leadership. Utah is now one of 24 states to be granted flexibility from key provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). . . . → Read More