Education News Roundup: Oct. 19, 2015

"Touch, Tap, slide, pinch" by Judit Klein/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Study: Teen girls impacted more by compulsive texting than boys. Professional development a solution to Utah’s teacher burnout problem, educators say. Students suggest playground ‘buddy’ benches to help kids make friends. States Continue to Improve Graduation Rates, Particularly for Underserved Students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 19. . . . → Read More

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

Education News Roundup: June 1, 2015

"Graduation Caps" by JMaz Photo/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Tribune looks at what’s ahead for the class of 2015. D-News looks at learning opportunities over the summer. Mountain Crest grad triumphs despite disability. Kids eat more fruits, vegetables if lunch follows recess. Teen doesn’t let rejection, homelessness stop her from achieving college dream. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 1. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 29, 2015

In today’s ENR: Superintendent Smith addresses the Utah Taxpayers Association conference. New Jersey Gov. Christie wants to reevaluate Common Core, but also wants to keep the state’s tests, which are linked to Common Core. Ed Week takes a look at charter school boards. Kansas and Missouri teens share the National Spelling Bee championship. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 29. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 14, 2015

"Graduation Caps" by JMaz Photo/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Trib follows up on Grad Nation report on minority high school graduation rates in Utah. Achieve looks at the gaps in proficiency rates between what state tests say and what NAEP tests say. Utah is one of just six states called “truth tellers” for both fourth grade reading and eighth grade math. Ed Week reports from the cutting edge of digital learning at a conference in Chicago. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 14. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 15, 2014

Gov. Gary Herbert shakes hands with Granite Park Jr. High students. Photo from Utah Governor Gary Herbert's website.

In today’s ENR: There’s some follow up on the Governor’s budget proposal. With more minority students graduating, Utah’s high school graduation rate climbs 2 percent. How prepared are Utah’s students? Congratulations to ENR’s old boss — and former Deputy Superintendent at USOE — Gary Carlston, who is the new President of Snow College. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 15. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 19, 2014

State Board of Education member Terryl Warner being sworn in by David Crandall, Board Chairman, during the March 2014 meeting.

In today’s ENR: Growth is slowing in Utah schools. Congratulations to Utah State Board of Education Member Terryl Warner who, upon canvasing completed Tuesday, was re-elected to the Board earlier this month. U College of Science encourages more students to become science majors. ACT hopes they succeed, at least according to their latest report on the Condition of STEM. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 19. . . . → Read More