Education News Roundup: Oct. 5, 2017

Trib looks at the funding backing Our Schools Now ballot initiative. Legislature looks at immunization opt out. Congrats to Millard Supt. David Styler, Utah’s new Superintendent of the Year. Nationally, the Hispanic high school dropout rate reaches a new low. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 2, 2017

High School Activities Association sues the State Board of Education and the state. Latest state intergenerational poverty report shows some gains in education. Latest poll shows weakening support for Our Schools Now tax plan. Ed Week takes a look at how states plan to handle opt outs in their ESSA plans. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 26, 2017

Utah State Board of Education releases 2017 school grades. College Board releases 2017 SAT scores and Utah public school 2017 AP scores. The Utah scores are looking good. Utah Policy looks at Our Schools Now ahead of the 2018 election. 2018 Utah Teacher of the Year Aaryn Birchell discusses how she got there. New ECS study looks at the portability of teaching licenses. Is ninth grade the key to high school success? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 1, 2017

Our Schools Now reduces its requested tax hikes for public education. Granite School Board prepares for a truth-in-taxation hearing aimed at increased teacher salaries. Kairos Academy appeals State Charter Board’s decision to terminate its charter to State Board of Education. State Charter Board Member Greg Haws resigns. UEA President Heidi Matthews discusses equity and teacher shortages. Ed Week takes a closer look at the skills gap. Are Latino children being shortchanged in a dual immersion in D.C.? Wyoming wrestles with how to compare its schools with schools nationally. An Indianapolis kindergarten teacher involves a whole lotta flower girls and ring bearers in her wedding. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 31, 2017

Our Schools Now says support is growing for its ballot initiative to raise taxes for school funding. AFT holds a rally for public schools in Salt Lake. KUER looks at the ARL licensing process. Seventeen magazine has palpitations over flooding at East High. It was where “High School Musical” was filmed, you know. ED clarifies school improvement evidence rule in ESSA. Ed Week takes a deep look into the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, aka COPPA. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 19, 2017

Our Schools Now will hold another round of meetings — these in compliance with the Utah Open and Public Meeting Notice — on Thursday. Davis Schools turn to solar energy for some investment return. Confirming yesterday’s demographic projections report, the Alpine School District looks at boundary changes to accommodate growth. The House Education and the Workforce Committee will ask Secretary DeVos to come in and discuss ED’s oversight of state ESSA plans. Secretary DeVos will meet with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Denver on Thursday. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 12, 2017

Our Schools Now gets some mixed responses at hearings it held on its initiative to raise taxes for schools. UEA sues Utah State Board of Education over the new educator license online look-up tool. New report looks at ‘STEM deserts’ in poorer school districts. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 10, 2017

We note with sadness the passing of former Utah State Board of Education Chair Kim Burningham. Our Schools Now will be holding regional meetings Tuesday on its ballot initiative. New York Times looks at how Secretary DeVos is handling state ESSA plans. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai graduates from high school. . . . → 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