Education News Roundup: Aug. 30, 2017

Districts begin looking at new flexibility in middle school courses. Kairos Academy drops its appeal of the State Charter School Board’s decision to terminate its charter. Some middle school students are attending a small satellite conference in Utah. Ed Week looks at the pay of state superintendents. Are teachers using memes, emojis, and GIFs to teach a lesson? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 6, 2017

Our Schools Now sets public meeting schedule to discuss its ballot initiative to raise taxes for public school funding. Ogden School District makes some decisions on how it wants to spend bond money. Ed Week looks at how states are making use of past NCLB waivers in their new ESSA plans. Ed Week also rounds up 10 social media moments schools had to deal with last year. This includes “Let’s Shoot Up the School at Homecoming” Instagrams and students “liking” an Instagram about a school shooting. For states that use a version of daily membership to fund schools, bullying can have a steep financial cost if students stay home to avoid bullies. 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: Feb. 16, 2017

The Clipper looks at the nonpartisan State Board of Education bill. Sen. Hillyard discusses the education budget and available resources for teachers. Gov. Herbert backs the proposal to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education. KUTV looks at the potential mine field of social media and student-teacher relationships. Ed Week reports fewer states are sticking with the testing consortia for Common Core tests. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

One Positive Text at a Time

Spencer Agren

Spencer Agren, 18, was among the eight winners of The Great American No Bull Challenge. He graduated from Gunnison Valley High in the spring. His short film “One Text” took the Best Visual Effects award. . . . → Read More

Report features Utah educators using social media

UtahPublicEducation.org and District 1 Board Member Tami Pyfer were included in a news report on educators using Twitter and Facebook. . . . → Read More

Check out the latest edition of the Utah School Law Update

Educator misconduct, social media, unprofessional practices, the latest education court cases and your questions about school law answered by USOE’s legal team are featured in the latest edition of the Utah School Law Update. . . . → Read More