Education News Roundup: Oct. 27, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Students get some hands-on STEM experience at the Salt Palace. Utah Educational Savings Plan earns a gold from Morningstar. NPR takes a look back on what has and hasn’t worked in NCLB. Nearly one in four U.S. public school students speaks a language other than English at home. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 27. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 17, 2015

Students at Highland Park Elementary.

In today’s ENR: D-News looks at the record payout to Utah schools from the School LAND Trust. Senate passes its version of a successor to No Child Left Behind. Sen. Hatch voted yes, Sen. Lee voted no. Ed Week tries to sort out what’s in NCLB, what’s in the waivers now being used, and what’s in the House and the Senate versions of the rewrite. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 17. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 9, 2015

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In today’s ENR: NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia discusses NCLB while in Utah. The House, by the way, narrowly passed its version of an NCLB rewrite with Utah’s delegation voting unanimously in favor of it. The Senate version is still being debated. Cache Board looks at compensation. Salt Lake Chamber discusses education as a means to keep a competitive edge. New NAEP study looks at what states mean by “proficiency” in math and reading. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 9. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 16, 2015

Aboriginal Dot paintings by Hawthorn Academy Middle School students.

In today’s ENR: The Every Child Succeeds Act, an update of No Child Left Behind, passes in Senate committee. A local high school gets recognition for its successes in blended learning. Utah students compete in the state’s first “concurso de ortografía en español” (Spanish Spelling Bee). Meet two octogenarians working and volunteering in two local schools. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 16. . . . → Read More

Utah requests one-year extension of ESEA flexibility waiver

The Utah State Board of Education applied today for a one-year extension of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver. The application comes following a vote by the State Board on March 6 directing Superintendent of Public Instruction Brad C. Smith and his staff to move forward in applying for the extension under amended terms. . . . → Read More

Utah NCLB flexibility waiver Approved

The U.S. Department of Education today approved a one-year extension of Utah’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), meaning that the state will not have to follow some requirements related to the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). . . . → Read More