Education News Roundup: July 9, 2015

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In today’s ENR: NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia discusses NCLB while in Utah. The House, by the way, narrowly passed its version of an NCLB rewrite with Utah’s delegation voting unanimously in favor of it. The Senate version is still being debated. Cache Board looks at compensation. Salt Lake Chamber discusses education as a means to keep a competitive edge. New NAEP study looks at what states mean by “proficiency” in math and reading. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 9. . . . → Read More

Free Summer Reading Support Program

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The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) in partnership with MetaMetrics, is working to negate the effects of summer learning loss with the “Utah Reads: Find a Book” summer learning initiative. . . . → Read More

Find a Book this Summer

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Parents and students looking for something good to read over the summer break have a new resource available to them, thanks to a teaming of the Utah State Office of Education and MetraMetrics: the “Find a Book” website with recommendations for reading-level appropriate books. . . . → Read More