Education News Roundup: Nov. 02 – 2016

Reid P. Newey. Photo courtesy of Davis School District office.

Congratulations to Reid Newey on his new appointment as the superintendent of Davis School District. Utah County residents to see 11 school district-level options on election ballot. Utah mom creates toy to help kids learn how to code. The PG-13 Reporters Covering an R-Rated Election. New standards contribute to academic improvement in many states, report asserts. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 2, 2015

In today’s ENR: Utah business leaders push for more school funding. The Standard-Examiner article focuses on comments from Speaker Hughes. Tribune previews Social Studies Standards, which will be discussed in Thursday and Friday’s Utah State Board of Education meetings. Willowcreek Middle School in Lehi pilots the Think Through Math program. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 2. . . . → Read More

Enrollment Count

Utah’s public schools added 11,743 students this school year bringing the total enrollment count to 633,896, according to data released today by the Utah State Office of Education. This represents a 1.9 percent increase over last year’s enrollment of 622,153. Utah added eight district and nine charter schools this year to meet increased enrollment need. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 10, 2014

Education News Roundup_"Studying Math" by scui3asteveo/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education looks at secondary math standards. Enterprise High School graduate loses honor scholarship over citizenship issue. D-News takes a closer look at the effects of the drug-testing policy in Davis. California judge rules teacher tenure rules there unconstitutional. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 10. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 1, 2013

Chinese Dual-Immersion Kindergarten Class

In today’s ENR: Sneaking science in through Utah public school gym doors thanks to a collaboration between the U and USOE. Jordan District considers a $501 million bond. Jordan will get some eco-friendly vehicles as part of the Chevron clean up. Lots of Chinese teachers (that is, Mandarin teachers from China) heading to U.S. schools, with the greatest concentration in Ohio, Utah and North Carolina. Utah will have 28 Chinese dual immersion programs in the next school year Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for August 1, 2013. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 4, 2012

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In today’s ENR: KSL looks at Utah’s dual immersion program. KCPW spends some time on Utah’s graduation rate and the state’s rural schools. UVU takes on literacy. AFT proposes a certification exam for teachers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 4. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 19, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Regents Scholarship program remains really popular. Rep. Vickers previews the upcoming legislative session. AP and Ed Week prognosticate upon ed policy over the next four years. Body image problems: It’s not just a Barbie thing anymore. High school principal signs on for Reddit’s Ask Me Almost Anything. Links to these stories and many more in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 19. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 15, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Legislators discuss the financial transparency of Utah’s public schools. They also discuss how easy/hard it will be to take over federal lands and how much/little money that will generate for schools. And they discuss charter school startups, too. Education insiders give their views on the post-election education world. Among the findings: Almost half of them consider Utah prescient in getting out of the assessment consortia to create its own standards-based assessment. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 15. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 23, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Here are four words you wouldn’t necessarily expect to see so close together: “heated school board race.” Snow Canyon High has suffered its share of tragedies lately. Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Ogden School District. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Cooke writes about education. Education debate breaks out at foreign policy debate. Should state superintendents be elected? 13 of them (AZ, CA, GA, ID, IN, MT, NC, ND, OK, SC, WA, WI, WY) are. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 23. . . . → Read More