Education News Roundup: Sept. 9, 2015

State Charter School Board members visited American Leadership Academy and several other charters on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to the seven Utah teachers named finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Tooele County School District bond will go on the ballot this November. Here is a look at the first days of school through the decades from the photo archives of the New York Times. A Deseret News editorial looks at “Addressing truancy needs to be a collaborative, sustained national effort.” Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 9. . . . → Read More

Utah’s Outstanding Mathematics and Science Teachers

Nathan Auck . Photo courtesy of PAEMST

Congratulations to Utah’s 2015 recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). They are: Secondary Mathematics: Nathan Auck from Horizonte Instruction and Training Center in Salt Lake Secondary Science: Andrew Neilson from Logan High School in Logan . . . → Read More

Utah Finalists for Presidential Teaching Award

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Eight Utah teachers have been selected as Utah State finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Megan Black (Granite), Benjamin Gowans (Nebo), Karre Nevarez (Alpine), Britnie Powell (Salt Lake City), Jalyn Kelley (Logan City), April Leder (Alpine), Marsha Newman (J.E. Cosgriff Memorial School), and Renee Wakamatsu (Alpine), were selected as part of a rigorous application process to receive this honor. . . . → Read More