Education News Roundup: May 7, 2014

"Reading Chair" by Brit/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: South Jordan sets up a feasibility study on splitting from Jordan School District. 2013 NAEP 12th grade reading and math scores show no improvement over 2009. National data is available. No state-level data. Links to these stories and many more are available in the Education News Roundup for May 7. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 16, 2013

Sign at Northwest Middle School




In today’s ENR: Student data again the focus of the Utah Legislature. D-News and Fox 13 take a closer look at Northwest Middle School and performance pay. UEA fires its lobbyist ahead of the 2014 legislative session. Should coding be a required part of school? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 16. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 4, 2013

Artwork by Woodrow Wilson Elementary students.




In Today’s ENR: New study finds education a key factor in ending poverty. Pam Perlich discusses the new demographics of Utahns, including those in public schools. Utah State Board of Education Member Dave Thomas discusses Common Core in Cedar City. (Common Core in Cedar City: Is that C to the fourth in algebraic terms?) Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 4, 2013. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 20, 2013

School bus parked in front of Utah State Capitol




In today’s ENR: Legislature again takes up school grading. Process for finding a new superintendent in Canyons will take nine months. Fordham Institute’s Mike Petrilli takes to the Rod Arquette show to debunk Common Core myths. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 20. . . . → Read More

UT State Charter Board Welcomes Appointed Members

Utah Charter Schools




The Utah State Charter School Board welcomed three new board members appointed by the governor. Here is a glimpse of their professional and educational background. . . . → Read More

USBE direct, non-partisan elections bill fails on House floor

"VOTE" by Theresa Thompson/flickr_"Adults in the building: A teachable moment"




A much-anticipated bill granting direct, non-partisan elections for state school board members was defeated in a House vote yesterday. Plus, seven other education bills to watch moved forward in the legislative process. . . . → Read More

Utah’s online education buzz

Photo of three teenage girls sitting in front of a computer screen.




A lot of buzz is surrounding online education right now with Sen. Howard Stephenson’s proposal for a statewide online education program. Last week, UtahPublicEducation.org posted information about Utah’s Electronic High School and today we’re featuring other online programs in the state, including one that’s grabbing national headlines. . . . → Read More

Fast Facts on Utah’s Electronic High School.




Utah’s Electronic High School has come up in recent discussions at the Capitol as lawmakers consider a proposal about a statewide online education system. Here is some information about Utah’s Electronic High School. . . . → Read More

Online education and USDB review draw dozens of education supporters to hearings




Yesterday at the Utah Capitol only a few bills moved, but two committee hearings drew dozens of public education supporters to the Capitol to hear reports about the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and a proposed statewide online education program. . . . → Read More