Education News Roundup: Sept. 27, 2017

There’s some follow up on AP and SAT results. And some follow up on school grades. Alpine School Board pauses consolidation for now. Ed Week has a new special edition out on schools and work in the future. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 26, 2017

Utah State Board of Education releases 2017 school grades. College Board releases 2017 SAT scores and Utah public school 2017 AP scores. The Utah scores are looking good. Utah Policy looks at Our Schools Now ahead of the 2018 election. 2018 Utah Teacher of the Year Aaryn Birchell discusses how she got there. New ECS study looks at the portability of teaching licenses. Is ninth grade the key to high school success? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 25, 2017

Point of the Mountain Development Commission looks at coming explosive growth in south Salt Lake and north Utah counties. Ogden School District help group working to help central Ogden residents. Congratulations to new Carbon School District Superintendent Lance T. Hatch. Congratulations to Utah’s 2017 President’s Education Awards Program winners. Secretary DeVos touts local control in her meeting with ALEC in Denver. Study finds free ACT or SAT exams for all increases college enrollment for low-income students. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 7, 2017

House advances the High School Activities Association bill. Logan High set to begin its Innovations program next year. Minnesota teachers want help with understanding assessment data and how it can inform instruction. Colorado moves from ACT for all to SAT for all. Texas prepares to add $1.6 billion to its education fund. While Wyoming looks to cut $34 million from its education fund. Chance the Rapper, in the meantime, donates $1 million to Chicago public schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 7, 2016

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In today’s ENR: D-News looks at what’s coming up for education in the final week of the legislative session. And here’s what happened, funding-wise, late last week. Sen. Millner’s public preschool bill clears House committee. Weber District considers a tax increase. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 7. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan 19, 2016

In today’s ENR: Sen. Dabakis looks to amend the state constitution to again send all income tax funding to public schools. It was amended in 1996 to allow some funds to go to higher ed. Two school teachers become their first to candidates to file for the eight State School Board seats up for election this year. Emery Supt. Sitterud announces his plans to retire. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 19. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 23, 2015

In today’s ENR: New Census report shows Utah now has as many people as Chicago — that is, 3 million. But the state’s fertility rate is slowing. AP previews Sen. Van Tassell’s American Indian education bill. The U.S. Department of Education is asking 12 states — Utah is not among them — to address their low student participation in state testing. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 23. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 3, 2015

In today’s ENR: Trib digs deeper into SAGE data to look at charter school performance. UVU is having some success in reaching out to Latino students in Utah. Davis Districts hosts an education forum for residents. Spectrum takes a closer look at property taxes and education funding. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 3. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 25, 2015

In today’s ENR: There’s some follow up on Sen. Jackson’s plan for a partisan school board. Weber State looks to increase Hispanic enrollment. Study estimates 10-15 percent of students are chronically absent. The group is looking to push recognition of truancy as a major impediment to student achievement. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 25. . . . → Read More