Education News Roundup: Sept. 25, 2015

In today’s ENR: Clayton Christiansen Institute credits technology initiatives in Washington School District for increased graduation rates. Logan High initiating a one-to-one device program. House Speaker John Boehner — last surviving member of the four lead authors of No Child Left Behind — announces his retirement from Congress. Link to these stories and many more are in today’s Education News Roundup for Sept. 25. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 23, 2015

L-R: Murray School District Associate Supt. Scott Bushnell, State Deputy Superintendent Syd Dickson; Utah State Board of Education co-chair Jennifer Johnson; and State Associate Superintendent Angie Stallings visited Murray High School on Sept. 23.

In today’s ENR:”It’s one thing to hold an Hour of Code and have kids code for an hour at a time — it’s quite another to have a Semester of Code with full-time teachers on the payroll.” Mark Zuckerberg is investing in Utah-based MasteryConnect which offers “competency-based learning technology helps teachers improve learning outcomes.” Education is at the top of Politico’s Agenda today. If you’ve got some time on your hands — and really, who doesn’t have scads of extra time these days? — you might want to check out their features on… Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 23. . . . → Read More

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Map of School Trust Lands in Utah

In today’s ENR: D-News looks at Utah implications for the ESEA reauthorization. Or you can check out what’s happening nationally. School LAND Trust is look for some more flexibility in distributing funds to Utah schools. Superintendent Smith has joined Chiefs for Change. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 8. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 23, 2015

A group of students learn about hydrology during the 2015 Earth Connections Camp.

In today’s ENR: There’s more follow up on Garfield’s loss of student enrollment. Utah teachers are learning about STEM instruction. And about civics instruction. The Openshaw family funeral was held in Provo yesterday. Education groups are pushing Congress on rewriting No Child Left Behind. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 23. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 15, 2015

2015 Utah's secondary principals of the year, Peter Glahn, Sandy Ferrell and Todd Quarnberg.

In today’s ENR: There’s lots of follow up on the Utah Foundation report on Utah’s low taxes. Congratulations to Utah’s secondary principals of the year, Todd Quarnberg, Sandy Ferrell and Peter Glahn. In states where there is school choice, how do parents really go about choosing schools? Canyons District administrator elected to serve on national board. Granite District taking 2016-17 school year calendar survey. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 15. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 13, 2015

In today’s ENR: Governor’s advisory committee likes the Common Core. There’s lots of follow up on taxes and education funding in Utah. Sandy Kress, one of the architects of No Child Left Behind, talks … well, No Child Left Behind. Links to these stories and many more are in the education news roundup for Jan. 13. . . . → Read More

USOE Proposes to Amend ESEA Flexibility Waiver

Utah State Office of Education Logo

The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) proposes to request two amendments to the State’s approved ESEA flexibility waiver request. The proposed amendments are open for public comment at the following address: publiccomment@schools.utah.gov . . . → Read More

What is Dyslexia?

"Dyslexia" by Tiberiu Ana/CC/flickr

Are you a parent or educator looking for information on dyslexia? The Utah State Office of Education Special Education team can help answer some of your questions with help from national and international resources. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education February Meeting Agenda

In the February meeting, the State Board of Education will discuss these key items, plus many more: The counselor-to-student ratios in Utah’s public schools; the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation annual report; and the bills pending before the Utah Legislature. . . . → Read More