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

Education News Roundup: Jan. 23, 2015

In today’s ENR: Advocate says education a part of the gender wage gap in Utah. Congratulations to Sandy Coroles who is no longer the interim, but the actual superintendent in Ogden School District. New report finds some encouraging news about the state of Latino education in the U.S. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 23. . . . → Read More

An open letter to Utah’s education leaders

Dixie Allen, Vice Chair Utah State Board of Education

Utah State Board of Education Vice Chair Dixie Allen uses the Ogden School District teacher contract dispute as a jumping off point to examine the value of Utah’s educators and the increasing burdens they carry. . . . → Read More