Education News Roundup: May 23, 2017




Voices for Utah Children report looks at inequities in school discipline. Utah and Mexico update a child custody agreement. U’s College of Education earns high marks in new report. Sen. Ipson offers a thank you for teachers. Book Cliff Elementary Principal Jones offers a thank you for the community. Secretary DeVos offers a preview of the federal education budget due out today. AP wonders what will become of the quiet agreements schools have worked out with the parents of transgendered students over restroom use if the new Texas bathroom bill passes. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 16, 2017




BYU Universe takes a look at Utah’s new American Indian and Alaskan Native pilot program. eSchool News looks at Secretary DeVos’ keynote at ASU+GSV in Salt Lake last week. Wisconsin looks to push career and technical ed. Latest data show fewer criminal incidents being reported in schools nationally. Latest poll shows most Americans know little or nothing about either charter schools or school vouchers. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 15, 2017




AP looks anew at vouchers in Utah with the ascendancy of Secretary DeVos, a voucher proponent. AP also has a national package on vouchers and school choice generally. Congratulations to new Murray Supt. Jennifer Covington. KSL looks at Utah’s teacher shortage. New York Times looks at the Google-ization of American education. For parents is the equation really Math < Reading? If gym class burps can be ruled on by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and discussed by the U.S. Supreme Court, they can be included in the news roundup. All that and more in today's Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 10, 2017




U.S. Education Secretary DeVos spoke on school choice in Salt Lake City. And how did the conference at which the Secretary spoke go? NEA President and former Utah Teacher of the Year Lily Garcia offers a tribute to teachers. Who are the four finalists for the Box Elder superintendent position? A consortium of private schools is busy creating mastery transcripts to replace traditional high school transcripts. Study finds teachers are less often hired and more often fired than other school staff. Governing magazine looks at state-level education governance and asks the question: What’s the best way to make sure education agency heads are accountable? How hard is it to get a high school ref these days and why? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 9, 2017




New poll finds Utahns say schools need more funding. Utah school funding is even picking up interest in Michigan. Ogden seeks to raise literacy and graduation rates. A psychologist talks with the Cache School Board about its decision to exclude a health survey question on sexual orientation. Congratulations to Utah’s newest STEM schools. Secretary DeVos is visiting Granite Technical Institute this morning. State Superintendent Dickson writes of her appreciation of teachers. Florida looks to do a massive overhaul of public education. What? You mean social media won’t be available in high school … for the whole month? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup May 5, 2017




Congratulations to Utah’s new Presidential Scholars and their teachers. Congratulations to the Utah schools that made the Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools list. Lacrosse. It’s an official thing in Utah high schools now. It appears Secretary DeVos will be in Salt Lake City on Tuesday for the ASU + GSV Summit. U.S. News & World Report looks at the trend of white, wealthy neighborhoods seceding from their school districts to form new districts. Ed Week looks at what President Trump’s order on religious liberty might mean for schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 2, 2017




KTVX scores an interview with Secretary DeVos. Arizona school districts sue the state over funding. Microsoft, looking to gain ground in the ed tech market, introduces a $999 Surface. Bullying may be on the decline in schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 25, 2017

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Audit finds problems in Utah’s dual immersion program. Utah Department of Health looks at playground injuries. San Juan District is trying to figure out how best to attract and keep teachers. New report finds Utah students have the lowest FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application rates in the country. The latest USN&WR high school rankings are out. Secretary DeVos says Common Core is no more. Whatever the results, you’ve gotta give the kid points for trying: “7-year-old fakes note from school saying he needs to play more video games.” All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 20, 2017




Latino students at Weber State discuss what they had to do to get to college. Congratulations to this year’s Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education winners. Congratulations to this year’s STEM Innovation winners. Congratulations to Massachusetts Teacher of the Year Sydney Chaffee, who was named National Teacher of the Year. Secretary of Education DeVos writes about her belief in education. ESSA will put a new emphasis on per-pupil spending. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More