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: July 27, 2017

empty desks in a computer lab

Legislature discusses the use of technology in the classroom. The frequency of changing school grading measurements also came up on the Hill. After the outcry over federal ESSA feedback, ED is changing its methods. President Trump donates his quarterly salary to ED. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 8, 2017

The Utah State Capitol at sunset

Legislature approves a 4 percent boost in school funding. The school grading bill passes. You can see how school grades are progressing nationally over at Ed Week. Legislature passes the bill to remove references to the prohibition of discussion of homosexuality in sex ed classes. Legislature also approves the High School Activities Association bill. Salt Lake Board looks for more information before passing any measure on immigration. Members of the Washington, D.C. city council are upset with Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s bill extending a school voucher program there. Salt Lake City’s East High opens a washroom and laundry facility for homeless students. Florida appeals court deals the out-out movement a set back. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 6, 2017

Looks like schools will be in for a 4 percent funding bump, presuming there are no changes to the budget between now and Thursday at midnight. Legislators are still working out the details on the future of school grading. Herald Journal looks at how Utah schools deal with transgender students. Nationally, the Supreme Court kicks the transgender bathroom issue back to the 4th Circuit Court. Congress may overturn ESSA regulations as early as this week. President Trump and Secretary DeVos visit a Catholic school in Florida. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 1, 2017

School grading and school turnaround bills advance. House Education Committee advances the High School Activities Association bill. Park City School Board President assures Latino community that schools there are a safe place for all students. Vouchers come up in President Trump’s address to Congress. Will federal special education funding become portable? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 14, 2017

Utah State Legislature

Public Education Appropriations will ask for a 3 percent hike in school spending. Speaker Hughes says it’s unlikely that the Legislature will act on the nonpartisan state school board bill. Rep. Poulson’s bill to end school grading advances. KSL looks at teacher pay in Utah. ESSA regulations are now in the hands of Congress. What does that mean? President Trump defends his choice of Education Secretary. When should a sick child stay home from school? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

School Grading — Harm or Help?

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

Recent Utah headlines focus on the turmoil of school grading—of interest to every parent, student, and educator. Although I strongly favor the careful use of measurement to help determine strengths, weaknesses, and improvement, I AM NOT A FAN OF GRADING SCHOOLS. In fact, I fear this system may do more harm than good. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 5, 2013

Amelia Earhart Elementary Read-a-Thon 4

In today’s ENR: The school grading story sure has legs. Is there a compromise in the works on the Book Cliffs issue? Alpine installs cameras on buses. With college costs rising, more students are trying to earn college credit in high school. Will California suspend standardized tests this year? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 5. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 4, 2013

Sara Hacken

In Today’s ENR: There’s plenty of follow up on school grades. Utah Teacher of the Year Sara Hacken talks with The Universe (that’s the BYU newspaper, not everything that exists). Secretary Duncan calls out Common Core critics. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 4. . . . → Read More