Education News Roundup: August 23, 2017

Canyons School District will place a bond issue on the ballot in November. Ogden schools collect a check for Ogden High’s role in the web series “Youth and Consequences.” KUTV looks at crowding at Fremont High. Ed Week looks at how states and schools across the country are filling those hard-to-fill teaching positions. Ed Week also looks at how schools are handling the boom in student-to-student sexting. Massachusetts becomes the first state to have a majority of its labor force hold bachelor’s degrees or better. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 23, 2017

Silicon Slopes is making its voice heard in STEM education. Trib takes a look at American Preparatory Academy first day back. CNN looks at the nation’s teacher shortage. Latest data from NCES? “The average start time for public schools was 8:10 am. Nationally, only about 4 percent of schools had start times before 7:30 am. This early start was more common among schools with 1,000 or more students (14 percent) than all public schools (4 percent). It was also substantially more common among high schools (10 percent) than among primary (2 percent), middle (7 percent), or combined (4 percent) schools.” All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 21, 2017

School districts begin looking at middle school course options. KSL finds the teacher shortage has eased in Utah. Tribune updates us on the Dreamers. New Gallup poll finds most Americans are satisfied with their child’s education. A different poll finds support for charter schools has dropped. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 5, 2017

Gov. Herbert met with the Utah State Board of Education. Among the topics of discussion: Common Core. BYU Universe looks at the teacher shortage and pay raises aimed at helping alleviate some of that. Heritage Foundation urges military families be given vouchers for private school education. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 15, 2017

AP looks anew at vouchers in Utah with the ascendancy of Secretary DeVos, a voucher proponent. AP also has a national package on vouchers and school choice generally. Congratulations to new Murray Supt. Jennifer Covington. KSL looks at Utah’s teacher shortage. New York Times looks at the Google-ization of American education. For parents is the equation really Math < Reading? If gym class burps can be ruled on by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and discussed by the U.S. Supreme Court, they can be included in the news roundup. All that and more in today's Education News Roundup. . . . → 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

Education News Roundup: June 17, 2016

Utah PTA Reflections Contest artwork/ Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education announces Taran Chun and Sydnee Dickson as finalists for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. West Jordan holds a reunification drill. AP and Christian Science Monitor take a look at Kansas education funding issues. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 17, 2019. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 15, 2016

SAGE Brochure

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education Members and Legislators discuss SAGE testing. They also look at the teacher shortage. And the State Board creates a new pathway to a teaching license. State revenue picture is weakening. Utah State Board of Education District 15 (Washington, Iron) primary debate was last night. District 7 (Salt Lake City, Park City) debate is tonight. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 15, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 10, 2016

Utah State Office of Education June 2016 Employee of the Month Kirin McInns (front row) accepts congratulations from (from left) Deputy Superintendent Scott Jones, Finance Manager Jaime Barrett, Finance Director Natalie Grange, Research Analyst Brian Ipson, and State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson.

In today’s ENR: How can Utah get and keep more teachers? Trib follows up on yesterday’s Census report on school funding in the U.S. Ed Week takes a look at teachers’ use of technology in the classroom. Washington State Superintendent talks about shutting schools down in response to the funding crisis there. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 10, 2016. . . . → Read More