Education News Roundup: March 20, 2017

Our Schools Now will move ahead with a ballot initiative to raise taxes for school funding. Daily Herald looks at the GIANT Steps Autism Preschool. They also look at charter schools in Utah County. Salt Lake District hopes to keep its Peer Assistance Review teacher mentor program running. Timpview High senior Joseph Sandholtz performs with the 2017 Jazz Band of America. Secretary DeVos discusses choice and flexibility with the National Association of State Boards of Education. Boston public schools become the first in the nation to ditch Mercator Projection maps in favor of the Gall-Peters Projection. And if you need a little pick-me-up on Monday — and who doesn’t on a Monday? — check out this promposal. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah Students Headed to D.C.

Rachel Sybrowsky of Provo and Tyler Mansfield of Vernal, were elected as delegates to the 52nd annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

Congratulations to Utah’s Tyler Mansfield of Vernal and Rachel Sybrowsky of Provo on being selected to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program. You can read the official press release announcing the selection of the two students. . . . → Read More

Teacher of the Year to be Named

Sara Hacken

Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Martell Menlove will announce the 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at approximately 8:30 p.m. at a banquet honoring Utah’s district, charter school, and Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind teachers of the year at the Double Tree Hotel, 110 W. 600 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Teacher of the Year Finalist Stephen Van Orden

Stephen Van Orden

Congratulations to Stephen Van Orden, a finalist for the 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year. Van Orden teaches German at Timpview High School. . . . → Read More