Education News Roundup: July 8, 2014




There’s local follow up to news that former Utah Teacher of the Year Lily Eskelsen García is now president of the NEA. SITLA is selling some land in Emery County. Despite NEA calls for his resignation, Secretary Duncan is not resigning. New study finds STEM degrees = more $. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 09, 2014




In today’s ENR: Your dad was right. Turning off the … lights will save, in this case, your school district money. There’s more follow-up on the Common Core debate in Logan. Salt Lake Chamber announces its legislative priorities for 2014. Education has a prominent role. Ed Week issues its annual Quality Counts issue. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 09. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 29, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Here’s another chance to look at Utah State Board of Education candidates ahead of election day. Local boards are up for a vote, too. Sutherland’s Paul Mero calls for an education tax. Virtual ed likes the Common Core. Ann Romney tells Good Housekeeping it’s time to throw out the education system. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 29. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 18, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Man. Nothing brings out the cameras and microphones like a good old legislative discussion of sex. A legislative discussion of concussions … eh, not so much media interest. St. George News catches up with the lawsuit filed over the Utah State Board of Education selection method. KSL looks at Salt Lake District’s Star Initiative on new teachers. USA Today tries to sort out the education policy differences between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 18. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 1, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Trib takes a look at teachers’ out-of-pocket classroom expenses. KSL pays a visit to the Alianza Academy. Rolly looks into the Utah GOP’s stance on Common Core. There’s more access to AP classes nationwide. But fewer teachers in Idaho. Interesting platform for a candidate running for state school board (though not in Utah): America’s public schools are cultivating a culture of “liars, thieves, murderers and perverts.” Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 1. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 14, 2012

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In Friday’s ENR: The U.S. Department of Education bus tour makes a stop in Salt Lake. Education comes up in the first gubernatorial debate. (ENR just loves to get the word “gubernatorial” in whenever he can.) Sad cafeteria food, meet the cell phone camera. It’s the typo all of us in public education dread. Wait. Let ENR check that. Yep. He wrote “public” with an “l.” Latest NAEP national writing results are out. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 14. . . . → Read More

Nominate a Young Volunteer

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Do you know a young volunteer in grades 5-12 who deserves to be recognized for his or her contributions to a community? The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards may be an option to honor that student. If selected the nominee could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington D.C. . . . → Read More

Top Schools, Better Property Value

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A good education can change lives, but here is someone who adds that a quality public school can also improve your property value. “Top Notch Public Schools Add $1 Million in Property Value.” . . . → Read More

Who Will You Nominate?

Utah Commission on Volunteers




Do you have an outstanding volunteer in your classroom? Do you know someone or a group of people who work hard to improve your community? Celebrate an extraordinary volunteer or service organization by nominating them for one of the 2011 Utah Volunteer Service Awards. . . . → Read More