Education News Roundup: June 12, 2015

Utah State Board of Education member C. Mark Openshaw

In today’s ENR: Terribly, terribly sad: Utah State Board of Education member C. Mark Openshaw and three of his family members were killed Friday morning in a small plane crash in rural Missouri. Sen. Lee backs religious protection bill. Sen. Stephenson discusses Utah’s per-pupil funding. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 12. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 8, 2015

Summer Food Service Program Ogden Location

In today’s ENR: Summer nutrition program keeps Utah kids fed even while school is out of session. Trib takes a look at perfect ACT scores in Utah. What can’t Big Bird do? “Study: Kids can learn as much from ‘Sesame Street’ as from preschool.” And don’t forget, there’s a public meeting on the proposed secondary math standards tonight in at the Washington School District Office in St. George. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 8. . . . → Read More

Using the “Surplus” to Help Our Schools

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

In this blog, I wish to emphasize three issues. The first two facts contrast starkly; the third item is a separate but highly important alert: 1. Utah’s budget year has produced a $242 million surplus in the education fund. 2. Utah is once again shown to have the lowest per pupil funding in the United States. 3. Now is the time to learn about “Count My Vote,” a system designed to improve Utah’s candidate election process. . . . → Read More