Education News Roundup: March 22, 2017

Gov. Herbert promotes the new Talent Ready Utah program to create high-skill, high-paying jobs. Salt Lake School Board commits to protecting the privacy of undocumented students. Congratulations to West High’s Kellie May, this year’s University of Utah Outstanding Public School Teacher. Chalkbeat and Ed Week look at how President Trump’s new education budget is trying to change the way schools are funded (now how much, but how). In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court bolsters the education rights of students with disabilities. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, whose opinion was reversed by the high court, spoke about his ruling at his Senate hearing. In a new survey, foreign exchange students say high school in the U.S. is easier than at home … and they don’t get the deal with all the sports in school. New report looks at how many students are being taught by highly qualified teachers. Which learning myths do you believe? Check out this quiz. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 31, 2017

Senators says Utah schools can be ‘kept whole’ in budget this year. The Legislature may take up the high school athletic transfer rule. Legislature considers a bonus for successful teachers. Utahns protest against Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos. Her nomination, however, passes committee in a strictly party-line vote with Sen. Hatch being the tie-breaker. Trib takes a closer look at the school turnaround program. The Trump administration is delaying rules that accompany the new ESSA. Special education enrollment is on the rise nationally. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 9, 2017

Legislators suggest studying Utah school funding amid push for increase from Our Schools Now. Ogden District to open a mental health pilot program. Mitt Romney pens an op-ed supporting Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos. U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a Colorado special education case on Wednesday. The bad news: It now takes an estimated $233,610 to raise a child in the U.S. The good news? Child care and education account for only 16 percent (or a little more than $37,000) of that total. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah Deaf-Blind Project

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Deaf-Blind Services, in coordination with Utah State Office, has again been awarded a five-year U. S. Department of Education Technical Assistance to State Deaf and Blind Projects grant. . . . → Read More

“Think College” Book Club

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The Utah State Office of Education Special Education section is hosting a book club to read and discuss the concepts and ideas presented in the Think College! Book by Meg Grigal and Debra Hart. . . . → Read More

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Sign up today for a spot at the Symposium on Transition to Career Pathways. The event is a one-day brainstorming session on the challenges youth and young adults with disabilities faced in developing career pathways. . . . → Read More

Essential Elements Approved

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Attention special education directors, the Essential Elements for English Language Arts and Math were approved by the Utah State Board of Education at the November meeting. These Essential Elements were developed with the expertise of the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment System Consortium. . . . → Read More

School bus advertising proposal heads to Senate

The biggest news from yesterday was the passage of West Valley City Republican Jim Bird’s H.B. 199 Advertisements on School Buses on the House floor after the body previously shot down the proposal. . . . → Read More