Education News Roundup: June 19, 2017




Trib takes a closer look at the possibility of using eminent domain for charter schools. SITLA cancels a gravel pit lease near Capitol Reef. Park Valley School in Box Elder District wants to move to a four-day week. Standard-Examiner profiles new Box Elder Supt. Steve Carlsen. ED will scale back civil rights investigations. ED is also offering feedback on some the early ESSA state plans. National Council for the Social Studies recommends religious studies in public K-12 schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 3, 2017




Granite School Board approves pay raise for teachers. KTVX looks at what Utah schools are doing to structurally prepare for an earthquake. Environment & Energy News looks at what remnants of the Grand Staircase Escalante agreement could have on the Bears Ears situation. San Juan Supt. Lyman will be leaving at the end of the school year. More teachers are turning to GoFundMe sources for classroom needs. California teachers have raised $4.7 million in total donations; Texas teachers have raised $2.1 million. Utah teachers have held 562 campaigns that have raised $221,000 through 4,251 donations, according to GoFundMe. Ed Week looks at education savings accounts. The latest craze to be banned in suburban schools in the U.S. and Canada? Fidget Spinners. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 7, 2017




Teachers are taking a closer look at the proposed pay package in Jordan. Utah Public Radio looks at a disagreement between Moab and SITLA. Indiana takes a look at UPSTART. Educators nationally are taking a closer look at what loser privacy protections mean for schools. Washington Post figures security measures for Secretary DeVos tally $1 million per month. New Mexico outlaws ‘school lunch shaming.’ All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 20, 2017




The Utah State Board of Education’s public hearing on the Utah High School Activities Association rule was pretty much unanimous against the rule. Utah schools are using a new app that rewards students for not using their phones. The results are in on the federal School Improvement Grant program. The news is not good. Betsy DeVos’s ethics review is done, paving the way for a vote on Tuesday. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 3, 2017

Utah State Capitol




Trib follows up on the tax-increase initiative for public education. There’s plenty of follow up on the effect on school funding of the Bears Ears Monument. Massachusetts paper offers Utah kudos on top science scores. EdScoop looks at Utah’s broadband push in schools. California is looking for more bilingual teachers. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 21 – 2016

School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration /Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: NEA president tells Utah teachers to ‘proceed until apprehended,’ calls school board elections the most important in the state. Auction nets $5.5M for Utah schools, sells off part of land in Bears Ears struggle. New Website Aims to Keep Kids Alcohol Free. School district requires $15 background checks for all visitors — including parents. Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 20 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert endorses four candidates for State School Board. There are eight total State School Board races this year. The deadline looms for choosing a new Davis superintendent. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities looks at state spending on education since the great recession. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 10, 2016

Utah State Office of Education June 2016 Employee of the Month Kirin McInns (front row) accepts congratulations from (from left) Deputy Superintendent Scott Jones, Finance Manager Jaime Barrett, Finance Director Natalie Grange, Research Analyst Brian Ipson, and State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson.




In today’s ENR: How can Utah get and keep more teachers? Trib follows up on yesterday’s Census report on school funding in the U.S. Ed Week takes a look at teachers’ use of technology in the classroom. Washington State Superintendent talks about shutting schools down in response to the funding crisis there. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 10, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 21, 2016




In today’s ENR: Reps. Bishop and Chaffetz put out a discussion draft of a public lands initiative. It includes provisions dealing with SITLA. Democrats in the Legislature are lining up to end the public ed/higher ed sharing of income tax funds and revert it all back to public ed. Utah launches the SafeUT mobile app, which puts students in contact with trained counselors at the tap of a smartphone screen. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 21. . . . → Read More