Education News Roundup: May 10, 2017

U.S. Education Secretary DeVos spoke on school choice in Salt Lake City. And how did the conference at which the Secretary spoke go? NEA President and former Utah Teacher of the Year Lily Garcia offers a tribute to teachers. Who are the four finalists for the Box Elder superintendent position? A consortium of private schools is busy creating mastery transcripts to replace traditional high school transcripts. Study finds teachers are less often hired and more often fired than other school staff. Governing magazine looks at state-level education governance and asks the question: What’s the best way to make sure education agency heads are accountable? How hard is it to get a high school ref these days and why? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 26, 2017

Education takes a central role in Gov. Herbert’s State of the State address. Sen. Dabakis wants to turn Utah’s flat tax into a two-tiered system to fund education. NEA claims credit for 1 million e-mails urging a rejection of Education nominee Betsy DeVos. Wall Street Journal looks at people who buy homes specifically with a top-performing school in mind. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 01 -2016

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In today’s ENR: Deseret News looks at the upcoming expansion of the Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning. Geneva gets a facelift courtesy of volunteers. Study: How A Happy School Can Help Students Succeed. The Need to Validate Vocational Interests Assuming college is always the best option turns career-minded students away from true learning. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 21 – 2016

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In today’s ENR: NEA president tells Utah teachers to ‘proceed until apprehended,’ calls school board elections the most important in the state. Auction nets $5.5M for Utah schools, sells off part of land in Bears Ears struggle. New Website Aims to Keep Kids Alcohol Free. School district requires $15 background checks for all visitors — including parents. Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education. . . . → Read More