Education News Roundup: Aug. 25, 2017

Spectrum takes a look at transgender students in the southwest corner of the state. A crowd at the Ogden School Board meeting seeks more clarity on the district’s bond initiative. Carbon School District uses its Parentlink system to alert parents and students about school bus issues. Marion County Public Schools create a “Rumor Control” web page to stop fake news being spread about the district. Biggest back-to-school parent concern? Bullying and cyberbulling. Although that changes for minority parents who most fear racial inequities, according to a new poll. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 4, 2017

State Board of Education looks at ninth and 10th grade year-end tests in Utah. Board’s Law and Licensing Committee kills a proposal to amend its rule on the online educator license web site. Provo Herald wonders why there are so few women in education leadership roles in Utah County. Standard takes a look a student discipline in Ogden District. Ed Week looks at testing flexibility in ESSA. Cal State drops its requirements for placement exams, remedial classes in math and English for freshmen. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 25, 2017

Point of the Mountain Development Commission looks at coming explosive growth in south Salt Lake and north Utah counties. Ogden School District help group working to help central Ogden residents. Congratulations to new Carbon School District Superintendent Lance T. Hatch. Congratulations to Utah’s 2017 President’s Education Awards Program winners. Secretary DeVos touts local control in her meeting with ALEC in Denver. Study finds free ACT or SAT exams for all increases college enrollment for low-income students. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 11, 2017

Demolition begins on the old Granite High School. 12 Ogden schools will offer free lunch to all students next year. Stateline looks at new state laws on the use of sunscreen at schools, including those in Utah. AP looks at school BYOD (that’s “bring your own [technology] devices) policies. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 6, 2017

Our Schools Now sets public meeting schedule to discuss its ballot initiative to raise taxes for public school funding. Ogden School District makes some decisions on how it wants to spend bond money. Ed Week looks at how states are making use of past NCLB waivers in their new ESSA plans. Ed Week also rounds up 10 social media moments schools had to deal with last year. This includes “Let’s Shoot Up the School at Homecoming” Instagrams and students “liking” an Instagram about a school shooting. For states that use a version of daily membership to fund schools, bullying can have a steep financial cost if students stay home to avoid bullies. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 9, 2017

New poll finds Utahns say schools need more funding. Utah school funding is even picking up interest in Michigan. Ogden seeks to raise literacy and graduation rates. A psychologist talks with the Cache School Board about its decision to exclude a health survey question on sexual orientation. Congratulations to Utah’s newest STEM schools. Secretary DeVos is visiting Granite Technical Institute this morning. State Superintendent Dickson writes of her appreciation of teachers. Florida looks to do a massive overhaul of public education. What? You mean social media won’t be available in high school … for the whole month? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 27, 2017

Gov. Herbert was in attendance when President Trump signed an order yesterday seeking a review of federal education regulations. Ogden School District moves to performance pay for coaches. Trib follows up on the American Preparatory Academy construction issue in Draper. 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle discusses after-school programs in Ed Week. New IES study looks at the Washington, D.C. voucher program and student success. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 18, 2017

A Utah 6th District Court judge rules that SITLA lands are not subject to local zoning regulations. Ogden still considering what action to take for undocumented students. Ed Week takes a look at the new school choice law in Arizona. Will education become a wedge issue in the 2018 elections? Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine says teens shouldn’t start school before 8:30 a.m. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 6, 2017

Some Utah school districts are balking at sexual-orientation question on the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Immigrant activists are seeking a show of support from the Ogden School District. Rural Utah discusses some of the issues, including education, that it faces these days. EdSource looks at rural education problems nationally. About two-thirds of Utahns aged 16-24 hold jobs. That’s the second highest percentage in the nation. Connecticut has removed test scores as a measure on teacher evaluations. Phys.org looks at some new studies out looking at public resignation letters from teachers. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More