Education News Roundup: April 30, 2015

"Macro Monday" by Joanne Johnson/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: KUER takes a closer look at the property tax increase for public schools. Grand County looks at random drug testing students involved in extracurricular activities. Trib follows up on yesterday’s release of history, geography, and civics national test results. New study finds young teachers maybe aren’t leaving the profession in the high numbers previously assumed. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 30. . . . → Read More



2014 Summer ELA Secondary Courses

Christelle Estrada, Secondary Language Arts Specialist

Just a reminder that 2014 Summer ELA Secondary Courses (2-day sessions) are as follows: . . . → Read More



Attention: Teachers and Principals

The Utah Mathematics Endorsement Project (UMEP) is back in business! . . . → Read More



Q&A: Dealing with Decades-old Arrests?

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Q & A

The Utah State Office of Education’s legal team answers your questions about Utah’s public education system here on Fridays. In this edition, a veteran teacher is asked about an old arrest. The answer and how to submit your question are in the Sept. 27 UPPAC’s Q&A . . . → Read More



Educators and their Summers

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With the 2013-14 school year just a couple of weeks away for most Utah school districts, we wanted to ask educators how they spent their summer vacation. . . . → Read More



UPPAC Q&A: Thank You Gifts

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Q & A

The Utah State Office of Education’s legal team answers your questions about Utah’s public education system here on Fridays. In this edition a dad wants to know the rules of giving a teacher a thank you gift. The answer and how to submit your question are in the June 21 UPPAC’s Q&A. . . . → Read More



UPPAC Q&A: Didn’t Report Your Arrest?

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Q & A

The Utah State Office of Education’s legal team answers your questions about Utah’s public education system here on Fridays. In this edition a teacher wants to know what are the professional consequences of not reporting an arrest. The answer and how to submit your question are in the April 12 UPPAC’s Q&A . . . → Read More



Q&A: Arrested for a DUI on a weekend night?

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Q & A

The Utah State Office of Education’s legal team answers your questions about Utah’s public education system here on Fridays. In this edition a junior high teacher wants to know whether a teacher could lose his or her teaching license or job if arrested on a weekend night for a DUI. The answer and how to submit your question are in the April 5 UPPAC’s Q&A. . . . → Read More



Apply for a Technology Grant Today

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Utah has been awarded $50,000 from CenturyLink for classroom technology grants which demonstrate innovative uses of technology in the classroom. Here’s how you or your school can apply for a grant. . . . → Read More