Education News Roundup: June 12, 2017




Poll finds Utahns think the Our Schools Now initiative will make it to the ballot. After that …? Utah begins work on competency-based education. Utah State Board of Education will audit school fees. The Board is also looking at a coaching registry. New York Times profiles Secretary DeVos. Our Schools Now philosophy appears to be spreading to Arizona. Trial opening today looks at New Mexico’s school system. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 7, 2017




The use of co-teaching for middle school math is being tried in Utah. U.S. job openings are at record highs (particularly in Utah), but hiring in state and local public education is low, according to a new report. There’s lots of follow up on the Our Schools Now initiative. Congratulations to new Deputy State Superintendent Patty Norman. Secretary DeVos discusses state ESSA plans. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 6, 2017




Our Schools Now files to put tax increases for schools on the ballot. Secretary DeVos was back on the Hill today discussing the federal education budget, vouchers, and civil rights. Ed Week also looks further into the vouchers/civil rights issues. New York Times looks at education philanthropy. Google announces an education campaign on internet safety and etiquette. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 2, 2017




State Board of Education looks at education services at the Utah State Hospital. D-News looks at the Our Schools Now kickoff. Utah Business takes a long look at STEAM education. Ed Week looks at school spending nationally. New report finds 21 percent of Utah students are taking a foreign language class. Most popular in order? Spanish, French, German. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 1, 2017




Our Schools Now are backing increases to both income and sales tax to fund schools. Park City School District increases beginning teacher pay to $50 K. Politico looks at the future of the 7th Circuit Court ruling on the transgender bathroom issue. ED introduces a new IDEA website. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 17, 2017

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Our Schools Now appears open to a sales tax increase to help schools. A judge today granted a stay in Equality Utah’s suit against the state. Headline of the day: “Who is Rich Nye anyway?” School choice is linked to an important case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week. Tomorrow, of course, is income tax deadline day. For every $100 you pay in federal income tax, how much of it goes to education? $2.08, according to a new study. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 20, 2017




Our Schools Now will move ahead with a ballot initiative to raise taxes for school funding. Daily Herald looks at the GIANT Steps Autism Preschool. They also look at charter schools in Utah County. Salt Lake District hopes to keep its Peer Assistance Review teacher mentor program running. Timpview High senior Joseph Sandholtz performs with the 2017 Jazz Band of America. Secretary DeVos discusses choice and flexibility with the National Association of State Boards of Education. Boston public schools become the first in the nation to ditch Mercator Projection maps in favor of the Gall-Peters Projection. And if you need a little pick-me-up on Monday — and who doesn’t on a Monday? — check out this promposal. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 24, 2017




Our Schools Now talks more details on a potential tax increase for schools. Most Utah schools say the new transgender bathroom reversal means nothing. Will the Supreme Court be the next stop for a transgender bathroom ruling? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 22, 2017




Our Schools Now vows to be back if the school funding initiative fails next year. New UEA head Heidi Matthews discusses the legislative session. Salt Lake School Board hears from residents on immigration measures. Trump administration looks at a federal tax credit for private schooling. It appears the federal transgender bathroom guidance is history. Supreme Court rules that service animals can be in the classroom. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More