Education News Roundup: May 15, 2017

AP looks anew at vouchers in Utah with the ascendancy of Secretary DeVos, a voucher proponent. AP also has a national package on vouchers and school choice generally. Congratulations to new Murray Supt. Jennifer Covington. KSL looks at Utah’s teacher shortage. New York Times looks at the Google-ization of American education. For parents is the equation really Math < Reading? If gym class burps can be ruled on by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and discussed by the U.S. Supreme Court, they can be included in the news roundup. All that and more in today's Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 23, 2015

In today’s ENR: There’s lots of follow up on Prosperity 2020’s plan for education in Utah. Sen. Dabakis discusses suicide among LGBT youth in Utah. New national survey finds high school kids are stressed, tired, and bored. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 23. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 8, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Ed Week spotlights the early childhood education program in Granite District. D-News looks at STEM education in the state. GAO looks at the data links between K-16 and the workplace. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 8. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 24, 2014

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In today’s ENR: Logan Herald Journal looks at the ESEA waiver issue. Topaz High School class of ’45 will hold their 69th high school reunion. Think about that one. Topaz High School 1945. Pediatricians prescribe reading aloud to your children. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 24. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 7, 2014

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In today’s ENR: South Jordan sets up a feasibility study on splitting from Jordan School District. 2013 NAEP 12th grade reading and math scores show no improvement over 2009. National data is available. No state-level data. Links to these stories and many more are available in the Education News Roundup for May 7. . . . → Read More

What is Dyslexia?

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Are you a parent or educator looking for information on dyslexia? The Utah State Office of Education Special Education team can help answer some of your questions with help from national and international resources. . . . → Read More

Vocabulary Test Results

Utah was just one of 18 states where both fourth and eighth grade students scored higher than the national average on the vocabulary results from the 2009 and 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading assessments, the U.S. Department of Education reported today. . . . → Read More

State Superintendent Shumway Joins Hundreds of Read-a-Thon Volunteers

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Amelia Earhart Elementary School in the Provo District held its second annual Read-a-Thon this morning. The goal of the Read-a-Thon is to have one adult read to every child in the school for a half an hour. Parents and grandparents were joined by community volunteers, including members of the school and district staff, the Provo School Board, the Provo mayor, city employees, police officers, a legislator and Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway. . . . → Read More

Utah Students Hold Steady in Fourth, Eighth Grade Math, Reading

Utah fourth and eighth graders held steady academic performance in math and reading in 2011, according to data released today by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. . . . → Read More