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

Education News Roundup: March 17, 2017




Media outlets locally and nationally are trying to parse out what President Trump’s education budget means for programs moving forward. Deputy Superintendent Rich Nye named Superintendent in Ogden. OECD encourages the U.S. to spend more on infrastructure including education. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria wants “more focus on the type of education and the type of skills that you need that are being demanded by the productive sector, not merely more diplomas.” Should whole classes still be reading a novel together? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 14, 2017




Utah Education Policy Center at the University of Utah finds teacher turnover in Utah really is high. Utah State Board of Education keeps the Utah High School Activities Association rule in its amended form. Latino advocates in Ogden seek action on the immigration issue from the Ogden School District. Secretary DeVos speaks with urban district superintendents. President Trump will be in Nashville tomorrow to tout school choice. And in case you hadn’t noticed, it’s Pi Day today. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 9, 2017




Legislators suggest studying Utah school funding amid push for increase from Our Schools Now. Ogden District to open a mental health pilot program. Mitt Romney pens an op-ed supporting Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos. U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a Colorado special education case on Wednesday. The bad news: It now takes an estimated $233,610 to raise a child in the U.S. The good news? Child care and education account for only 16 percent (or a little more than $37,000) of that total. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 6, 2017




Ogden District discusses a bond and asks why so many students are leaving at the junior high level. How often does one see a pension fund for Utah teachers (and other state government workers) and espionage both mentioned in the same news story? Utah Policy’s Bob Bernick again urges Gov. Herbert to spend some political capital on school funding. Should schools get in the landlord business so teachers can find affordable house in a high-cost district? Ms. Frizzle (if you don’t know who she is, you didn’t have kids in the 90s) is coming back. This time on Netflix. . . . → Read More

USDA Officials visit Mound Fort Jr. High

Lunchtime at Mound Ford Junior High School.




Ogden School District and Utah State Office of Education (USOE) welcomed officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service this week. Regional Division Director Darlene Sanchez, Branch Chief of School Nutrition David Von Behren and Penny Burke, Management Analyst were in Utah to visit Mound Fort Junior High School and learn about the district’s school lunch program and more specifically the success the district has had with the Community Eligibility Provision, (CEP). . . . → Read More