Education News Roundup: July 13, 2017




Utah gets high marks for fiscal responsibility, though the state still comes in 23rd for funding of pensions. USA Today offers back-and-forth editorials on pensions for public employees (like teachers). And Michigan will henceforth try to steer new teachers into 401(k)-only plans. Nebo Districts looks at a potential 2018 bond election. The U.S. House of Representatives takes up the education budget. Are states happier with the new ESSA (which, of course, replaced NCLB)? Students who see science as a communal activity are more likely to be interested in STEM, new study finds. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 12, 2017




Our Schools Now gets some mixed responses at hearings it held on its initiative to raise taxes for schools. UEA sues Utah State Board of Education over the new educator license online look-up tool. New report looks at ‘STEM deserts’ in poorer school districts. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 23, 2017




Cache and Logan teachers are getting a pay increase. Salt Lake hosts STEM Best Practices Conference. For you CTE fans out there, the U.S. House reauthorized the Perkins Act. U.S. Senators reach across the aisle to promote a teacher leader bill. NPR follows up on a story from 13 years ago when a student entered kindergarten. He graduated from high school this year. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 9, 2017




State Charter School Board takes a closer look at Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts and Franklin Discovery Academy. Secondary school teacher survey finds most students not naturally interested in STEM subjects. (Horrific) Thought for the day: “In a very real manner our experiences with popularity are always occupying our minds. We never really left high school at all.” All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 17 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Lawmaker: Rooftop solar tax credits taking $20 million from education budget. Bill proposes reimbursing schools when students graduate early. Victims improving a day after Mountain View High stabbings. Betsy DeVos could be Trump nominee for secretary of education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 07 – 2016

"Your Vote Counts" by Renee Silverman/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: Conference gives girls hands-on learning experience in STEM fields. $630 million in school funding hinges on Jordan, Alpine district voters. Utah State Board of Education November Meeting Summary. Why Most Parents Home School: Safety, Drugs, and Peer Pressure, Study Finds. Trump-Clinton? Charter Schools Are the Big Issue on Massachusetts’ Ballot . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 12 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Legislators Respond To Teacher Needs With Policy Proposals. Fuel Your School Event Brings STEM-Related Resources to the Classroom. Bike Utah Launches Free Bicycle Education Program for Schools Statewide. Education Department Releases Final Teacher Preparation Regulations. . . . → Read More

Native American Student Leadership Conference:




Thank you to everyone who attended the Native American Student Leadership Conference: Achievement, Culture & Leadership through (Science, Technology, Engineer and Mathematics) STEM. The annual event is an effort to expose students to higher education opportunities and help them build leadership skills. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 13 – 2016

Artwork by students at Butler Middle School/ Canyons SD




In today’s ENR: Report: Half of Utah students who report using alcohol are also vaping. State school board debate series starts in Ivins. USU hosts inaugural Girls in Aviation Day at Logan-Cache Airport. 3,500 Acrea of Utah Trust Land at auction to benefit Public Schools. . . . → Read More