Education News Roundup May 5, 2017

Congratulations to Utah’s new Presidential Scholars and their teachers. Congratulations to the Utah schools that made the Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools list. Lacrosse. It’s an official thing in Utah high schools now. It appears Secretary DeVos will be in Salt Lake City on Tuesday for the ASU + GSV Summit. U.S. News & World Report looks at the trend of white, wealthy neighborhoods seceding from their school districts to form new districts. Ed Week looks at what President Trump’s order on religious liberty might mean for schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: April 27, 2017

Gov. Herbert was in attendance when President Trump signed an order yesterday seeking a review of federal education regulations. Ogden School District moves to performance pay for coaches. Trib follows up on the American Preparatory Academy construction issue in Draper. 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle discusses after-school programs in Ed Week. New IES study looks at the Washington, D.C. voucher program and student success. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: April 26, 2017

Several news outlets look at teacher salaries in Utah as contracts are being negotiated for next school year. An engineering consultant to the Utah State Division of Risk Management has concerns with Canyons District Big Cottonwood Canyon bus route. President Trump prepares to sign an executive order on local control in K-12 education. China is now livestreaming many of its classrooms. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: April 4, 2017

Audit finds privatizing the state’s student information system could cost millions. The group that brought the lawsuit against the State Superintendent over the soon-to-be-defunct ‘no homo promo’ law are open to negotiating an end to the case. President Trump tells CEOs that he’s planning to spend a lot of money on education. Survey of school IT leaders finds mobile learning and cybersecurity are top issues. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: March 29, 2017

A member of the State Charter School Board has resigned. D-News looks at whether Utah should collect data on gay teens. Schools in Logan will be starting a little later next year. Monday’s lesson at Trailside Elementary School in Park City: Un sou est un sou. Trump administration looks to make cuts this year to domestic programs like education to help pay for a boost to the military and for the wall. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen calls for better educational opportunities for low-income communities and programs to develop entrepreneurship. New poll finds Education Secretary DeVos is the least popular Trump appointee. The Colorado Education Association tries to use that to their advantage in opposing a bill that would boost charter school funding there. Maybe we should check out the over-under on the honey badger for March Mammal Madness. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: March 28, 2017

Beehive Science and Technology Academy is all over the news today. * Virtual reality classroom * Student wins a statewide design contest * Robotics team wins state Bloomberg columnist takes a long look at upward mobility in Utah. NBC’s DC affiliate takes a look President Trump’s early moves on education. Ed Week takes a look at what the elimination Title II, Part A (that would be the federal program supporting teacher instruction for policy neophytes) might mean for education. Louisiana public schools apparent response to the possibility of high-speed internet? Meh. Is it too late for iPads to dethrone Chromebooks in the classroom? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: March 27, 2017

State Charter School Board steps back from the issue of eminent domain. State Charter School Board also follows up with Franklin Discovery Academy. Park City Elementary works with students on coding. Ed Tech magazine looks at UETN’s Unicast Reverse-Path Forwarding, which adds an extra layer of security against hackers. President Trump signs the measure to roll back Obama-era rules on ESSA. Sure, USA Today offers all kinds of fashion tips for prom dresses for the prom season, but not a word about powder blue rental tuxedos. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More



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 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