Education News Roundup: May 24, 2017




KUER looks at the new Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee. Cache Youth Resource Center holds an LGBTQ Prom in Logan. Cache School District will expand its preschool program. There are lots of looks at the proposed federal education budget. Secretary DeVos has formed a committee to reorganize and shrink the federal Education Department. Apple is offering a new app to help students with coding. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 16, 2017




Iron County School Districts settles a sexual harassment lawsuit with some of its middle school employees. Hill Air Force Base, the Northrup Grumman Foundation, and the National Math + Science Initiative will be helping out STEM initiatives in Davis tomorrow. Hechinger Report looks at why Utah and five other states don’t — for the most part — publicly fund preschool. Hechinger report also looks at online preschool, including Utah’s UPSTART program. President Trump’s budget proposal includes a 13 percent cut at the Education Department, but a $1.4 billion increase in school choice spending. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 28, 2017




Senate advances $60 million manufacturing tax exemption. House advances bonus for some teachers at low-income schools. Duchesne School District takes a closer look at its preschool program. President Trump has invited the recipient of a Florida private school voucher to attend his address to Congress this evening. School leaders try to figure out how best to engage with Secretary DeVos. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 19, 2015

"Preschool Workbook" by Corie Howell/CC/Flickr




In today’s ENR: The Charter School Funding Task Force is recommending some changes in the way charter schools are funded. Legislature looks to expand public preschool in Utah. Utah Sen. Lee pushes for more school choice in the ESEA rewrite. Utah’s educational equity plan is approved. Youth drug overdose deaths tripled in Utah between 1999-2011. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 19. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 22, 2015

Artwork by Riverton High School students in Jordan School District.




In today’s ENR: Salt Lake mayoral candidates discuss education. Davis District looks at a bond. Ed Week columnist Tom Vander Ark gives some props to Park City schools for their using of coding. And Harvard Business School gives some props to the public-private partnership for preschool in Granite District. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 22. . . . → 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