Education News Roundup: July 26, 2017

Legislative prognosticators predict a budget surplus this year. Trib looks at upcoming property tax hikes, including some from school districts. BYU/Georgia study looks at science teachers who are teaching out-of-area (e.g., chemistry teachers teaching physics). Utah branch of the AFT plans a march for public education this weekend in Salt Lake. One of the proposed amendments for the GOP healthcare bill is one that would preserve Medicaid funding for schools. How seriously are states taking federal ESSA critiques? Stat of the week: There are 2.4 million fewer college students in the U.S. now than there were six years ago. And for those of you who really like stats, the just-released America’s Children 2017 has lots of them on the well-being of kids. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More



OER Science Textbooks Udpated

We are excited to announce that the Utah Open Educational Resource (OER) science textbooks have been updated for the 2015-16 school year and are all are now available for download on the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) Science website – http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/science/OER.aspx. . . . → Read More



Science Community Opportunities

Sarah Young, Science Specialist at the Utah State Office of Education

Here are more great opportunities for our community! Check out the experiences below to become more engaged in the science community around us: . . . → Read More



Science Online Course Development

Sarah Young, Science Specialist at the Utah State Office of Education

We are pleased to announce that we have been approved to continue the online science endorsement course development for this fall 2014. . . . → Read More



Science Community Opportunities

"Megaphon" by Floeschie/CC/flickr

Here are more great opportunities for our community! Check out the experiences below to become more engaged in the science community around us. . . . → Read More