Education News Roundup: May 13, 2015

Graduate wearing cap and gown in front of a university building.

In today’s ENR: D-News follows up on yesterday’s Grad Nation report and the good news about Utah’s high school graduation rate. Sen. Hatch reintroduces a bill on student data privacy. Minnesota reports problems with cyberattacks on its end-of-year tests. And if you’re feeling a little too smart and are in need of humility, go ahead, try to answer some of the National Geography Bee questions. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 13. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 6, 2015

Pioneer High School students at the Utah State Capitol.

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Davis High’s VEX Robotics team who recently won the 2015 World Championship. AP looks at standardized testing. FYI: Las Vegas could add 32 schools tomorrow and every one would be filled to capacity. Utah’s draft middle school science standards will be discussed tonight at 7 at the Provo District Office. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 6. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 5, 2015

In today’s ENR: Legislative audit wonders if Utah Retirement Systems’ — which funds public sector pensions including teachers — investment strategy isn’t too conservative. Sen. Hatch promotes open educational resources in ESEA draft. Civil rights groups on the opt-out movement: “We cannot fix what we cannot measure.” And finally, some feel-good stories for you on Teacher Appreciation Day. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 5. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 5, 2014

2015 Utah Teacher of the Year on Moshen Ghaffari.

In today’s ENR: Fox 13 checks in with Utah Teacher of the Year on Moshen Ghaffari. East High is dealing with a whooping cough outbreak. Grand School District is opening a preschool. Most of the media attention, however, is focused on the new high school sports realignment. Nationally, some school districts are starting to charge for bus service. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 5. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 12, 2014

Utah State Capitol

In today’s ENR: Legislature passes the school budget. It includes funding for growth and a 2.5 percent increase in the WPU. School district split bill fails in the Senate. Senate approves Terryl Warner as the newest member of the Utah State Board of Education. D-News analyzes the failure of the 1:1 initiative. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 12. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 14, 2014

Utah State Capitol Tour

In today’s ENR: ENR will be off Monday for Washington and Lincoln Day (not Presidents’ Day. Governor’s Education Excellence Commission pegs Speaker Lockhart’s school tech plan cost at $750 million. Rep. Menlove’s bill tweaking school grading advances. How does Utah’s minimum wage bill affect education? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 14, 2014. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 14, 2014

Utah State Capitol

In today’s ENR: UEA and Utah PTA come out in favor of Count My Vote. Rep. Handy wants to cut down on the number of fingerprints educators are required to submit. Reps. Nielson and Greene look at Utah State Board of Education elections. Sen. Osmond looks at home schoolers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 14 . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 20, 2013

Rocky Mountain Elementary artwork

In today’s ENR: D-News previews UCAS scores, which will come out on Sept. 30. UEA wants Utah’s surplus spent on education. Ogden School Board renews Supt. Smith’s contract. Colin Powell suggests a military model for school renewal. Linkst to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for September 20. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 4, 2013

Education News Roundup_"Yao Lu First Grade Jenny P. Stewart 19" by UtahPublicEducation/flickr

In today’s ENR: Utah Public Radio looks at Chinese classes in Utah schools. Will NCLB be left behind? How well will you do on the financial literacy quiz? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 4. . . . → Read More