Education News Roundup: July 20, 2017

Utah State Charter Board votes 4-2 to close Kairos Academy. St. George News looks at efforts to stem intergenerational poverty. Federal budget bill, including federal education measures, passes out of budget committee 28-22. Net neutrality takes a starring role in questioning of FCC nominees. Utah Sen. Mike Lee is one of the questioners. Net neutrality, of course has implications for online educational content, including open educational resources. Study finds that the average cost of tuition (measured in 2015 dollars) at a nonsectarian private school in the U.S. rose from $4,120 in 1979 to $22,611 in 2011. Aha. The whole fidget spinner thing becomes clear now. It’s a capitalist West plot to take over Russia. Brilliant. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 10, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Cottonwood and Cyprus highs move to four-year model. Trib follows up on yesterday’s federal release of school crime statistics. Zions Bank Economic Advisor Randy Shumway discusses Utah education, Common Core, and the economic health of Utah. WaPo looks at where the Title I money would go under proposed education budget changes. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 10. . . . → Read More