Education News Roundup: June 13, 2017




Utah improves in most categories in this year’s Kids Count report. Trib follows up on the audit of school fees. High school artists will be part of the Utah Arts Festival this year. Secretary DeVos offers charter schools some advice. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 12, 2017




Poll finds Utahns think the Our Schools Now initiative will make it to the ballot. After that …? Utah begins work on competency-based education. Utah State Board of Education will audit school fees. The Board is also looking at a coaching registry. New York Times profiles Secretary DeVos. Our Schools Now philosophy appears to be spreading to Arizona. Trial opening today looks at New Mexico’s school system. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 8, 2017




Weber State football players are working with youth in custody up in Ogden. Cache is making some changes in the district office there. A couple of news outlets noticed that some of the more pointed questions posed to Secretary DeVos in an education budget hearing came from GOP members. National Council on Measurement in Education worries about what opt-outs will ultimately mean for school equity. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 7, 2017




The use of co-teaching for middle school math is being tried in Utah. U.S. job openings are at record highs (particularly in Utah), but hiring in state and local public education is low, according to a new report. There’s lots of follow up on the Our Schools Now initiative. Congratulations to new Deputy State Superintendent Patty Norman. Secretary DeVos discusses state ESSA plans. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 6, 2017




Our Schools Now files to put tax increases for schools on the ballot. Secretary DeVos was back on the Hill today discussing the federal education budget, vouchers, and civil rights. Ed Week also looks further into the vouchers/civil rights issues. New York Times looks at education philanthropy. Google announces an education campaign on internet safety and etiquette. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

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