Education News Roundup: May 13, 2015

Graduate wearing cap and gown in front of a university building.

In today’s ENR: D-News follows up on yesterday’s Grad Nation report and the good news about Utah’s high school graduation rate. Sen. Hatch reintroduces a bill on student data privacy. Minnesota reports problems with cyberattacks on its end-of-year tests. And if you’re feeling a little too smart and are in need of humility, go ahead, try to answer some of the National Geography Bee questions. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 13. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 26, 2015

Utah STEM Fest map

In today’s ENR: STEM takes center stage across the state. Revenge of the nerds: How STEM fest makes science, math, cool Annual STEM fest helps kids learn to love these fields. Student researchers put their scientific theories on display at regional science fairs Science fair ยป Nearly 700 projects on display as 5th- and 6th-graders vie for accolades. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers aim to promote STEM education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 26. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 19, 2015

In today’s ENR: KUER previews today’s Utah State Board of Education meeting on HB 360. Cache District approves new high school boundaries. Ogden High football is going independent. Civil rights complaints are at a new high at the U.S. Department of Education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 19. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 6, 2015

Utah Teachers at the Summer 2013 Core Academy

In today’s ENR: Legislature looks at a 4 percent increase in WPU funding. Utah State Board of Education considers not extending Utah’s ESEA waiver. For the fifth year in a row, lawmakers tweak school grading system. Should Utah high schoolers be required to take four years of math? Bill to replace ‘dirty buses’ moves on to Senate. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 6. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 19, 2015

Utah State Board of Education Laura Belnap.

In today’s ENR: More than a half million in additional dollars are available for public and higher ed, according to the latest revenue projections. Spectrum profiles USBE Member Laura Belnap. Will the State Board and the four largest districts be moving to partisan school board elections? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 19. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 18, 2015

In today’s ENR: Partisan school board bill moves forward. Rep. Last’s charter school funding bill runs into some opposition. Anti-testing resolution moves forward. Florida, by the way, also looks to slow testing. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 18. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 2, 2015

Highways-to-schools funding shift comes under scrutiny on the Hill. Standard looks at Davis’ new diploma. Logan School District looks for ways to boost ACT scores. Clean Air Bill to Replace Dirty School Buses Advances. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 2, 2015. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 18, 2014

Mini Murals of History by 5th grade students at HMK Elementary.

In today’s ENR: Tips offered on how to keep students studying over the Christmas break. No tips on how not to look like the Grinch doing that. Student poverty — that is, childhood poverty — continues to be a problem nationally. Audit finds federal money is a larger chunk of revenue for the state than income tax or sales tax revenue. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 18. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 15, 2014

Gov. Gary Herbert shakes hands with Granite Park Jr. High students. Photo from Utah Governor Gary Herbert's website.

In today’s ENR: There’s some follow up on the Governor’s budget proposal. With more minority students graduating, Utah’s high school graduation rate climbs 2 percent. How prepared are Utah’s students? Congratulations to ENR’s old boss — and former Deputy Superintendent at USOE — Gary Carlston, who is the new President of Snow College. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 15. . . . → Read More