Education News Roundup: Oct. 14, 2015




In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education passes nation’s first statewide school technology plan. Common Core ends up in Utah court. Politico, however, declares the Common Core wars over. State Board of Education wrestles with conflicting laws on testing opt outs and civics test requirement. Arkansas struggles with the definition of “proficiency” on its new Common Core tests. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 14. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 16, 2015

Students sit in front of laptops in geometry class




In today’s ENR: UEA convention opens with a discussion between teachers and legislators. Duchesne’s Myton Elementary raises its grade from an F to a C. How private can a student on a school laptop be on Windows 10? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 16. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 7, 2015




In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Caleb Chapman, teacher at Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts, on being named a semifinalist for a Grammy. County leaders hope program will improve student, family life in Kearns. Obama Administration Launches First-ever National, Cross-Sector Initiative to Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism in Our Nation’s Schools. Settlement reached over Florida principal who hypnotized students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 7. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 28




In today’s ENR: Iron School District choir drops out of Southern Utah event. Milford High School awards diplomas to World War II vets. Trib supports Davis bond proposal. What does the resignation of House Speaker Boehner mean for the rewrite/reauthorization of No Child Left Behind? German schools attempt to deal with all the new migrant students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 28. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 25, 2015




In today’s ENR: Clayton Christiansen Institute credits technology initiatives in Washington School District for increased graduation rates. Logan High initiating a one-to-one device program. House Speaker John Boehner — last surviving member of the four lead authors of No Child Left Behind — announces his retirement from Congress. Link to these stories and many more are in today’s Education News Roundup for Sept. 25. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 21, 2015

American Fork High School calculus teacher Melody Apezteguia, Utah's 2016 Teacher of the Year




In today’s ENR: Trib looks at Utah’s competing school accountability systems. Congratulations to American Fork High School calculus teacher Melody Apezteguia, Utah’s 2016 Teacher of the Year. Congratulations, also, to Utah’s seven 2015 Utah finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Ed Week reports that a federal government shutdown should not have a huge effect on education … unless you’re in the Head Start program. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 14, 2015

"School Supplies" by Cindy Schultz/CC/ Flickr




In today’s ENR: Teens are using this calculator app for something other than math class, and it’s worrying parents. Davis School Board to hold open houses on $298 million school bond. Cache District sees positive strides in SAGE results. Child sexual abuse prevention groups now invited to apply as approved elementary school providers. New Tools to Help Students Make Informed Decisions About Higher Education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 14. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 11, 2015




In today’s ENR: Utahns support spending more on public schools, a recent poll shows. Check out the Deseret News’ photo gallery of 84-year-old cheerleader participating in Jordan High School’s homecoming assembly. Spread the word. The search for Utah’s youth volunteers of 2016 has started. “New online credential program aims to turn out 10,000 new teachers in the next five years.” Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 11. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 10, 2015

Suicide Prevention Specialist Cathy Davis speaks at the Preventing and Responding to Student Suicide conference on Sept. 10




In today’s education headlines: Students send messages of hope, suicide prevention through artwork. State auditors call for more collaboration between high schools, tech college. A new study from a British technology group says students are more interested in coding than in learning a foreign language. School district receives an offer for the purchase of Provo High. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 10. . . . → Read More