Education News Roundup: July 27, 2017

empty desks in a computer lab

Legislature discusses the use of technology in the classroom. The frequency of changing school grading measurements also came up on the Hill. After the outcry over federal ESSA feedback, ED is changing its methods. President Trump donates his quarterly salary to ED. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 29, 2017

Spectrum takes a look at the recent Census report on per-pupil funding in the U.S. Elaine Clark named dean of the U’s College of Education. U.S. Department of Ed gives states more time on financial transparency. Parents in the United States spend an average of $58,464 on their child’s education … before they reach university, according to a new study from British banking giant HSBC. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 19, 2017

Trib takes a closer look at the possibility of using eminent domain for charter schools. SITLA cancels a gravel pit lease near Capitol Reef. Park Valley School in Box Elder District wants to move to a four-day week. Standard-Examiner profiles new Box Elder Supt. Steve Carlsen. ED will scale back civil rights investigations. ED is also offering feedback on some the early ESSA state plans. National Council for the Social Studies recommends religious studies in public K-12 schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 30, 2017

Jordan School District relinquishes rights to a cemetery. KSL looks at extended-day kindergarten in the Canyons School District. The Spectrum takes an extended look at youth suicide in Southern Utah. The Washington Post looks at potential cuts in agency civil rights budgets, including the U.S. Department of Education. Oklahoma’s teacher of the year quits to take a job in Texas. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 24, 2017

KUER looks at the new Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee. Cache Youth Resource Center holds an LGBTQ Prom in Logan. Cache School District will expand its preschool program. There are lots of looks at the proposed federal education budget. Secretary DeVos has formed a committee to reorganize and shrink the federal Education Department. Apple is offering a new app to help students with coding. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 27, 2017

Gov. Herbert was in attendance when President Trump signed an order yesterday seeking a review of federal education regulations. Ogden School District moves to performance pay for coaches. Trib follows up on the American Preparatory Academy construction issue in Draper. 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle discusses after-school programs in Ed Week. New IES study looks at the Washington, D.C. voucher program and student success. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 16, 2017

Iron County School Districts settles a sexual harassment lawsuit with some of its middle school employees. Hill Air Force Base, the Northrup Grumman Foundation, and the National Math + Science Initiative will be helping out STEM initiatives in Davis tomorrow. Hechinger Report looks at why Utah and five other states don’t — for the most part — publicly fund preschool. Hechinger report also looks at online preschool, including Utah’s UPSTART program. President Trump’s budget proposal includes a 13 percent cut at the Education Department, but a $1.4 billion increase in school choice spending. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 16, 2017

The Clipper looks at the nonpartisan State Board of Education bill. Sen. Hillyard discusses the education budget and available resources for teachers. Gov. Herbert backs the proposal to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education. KUTV looks at the potential mine field of social media and student-teacher relationships. Ed Week reports fewer states are sticking with the testing consortia for Common Core tests. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb, 13, 2017

Utah State Capitol

House Speaker Hughes says there is no appetite on the Hill for increasing taxes to fund education. The Our Schools Now ballot initiative could have a significant wording change if this House bill passes. Utah State Board of Education holds off on educator license fee increase for further study. The State Board and Rep. Chaffetz discuss Chaffetz’s co-sponsored bill on abolishing the U.S. Department of Education. Single mom in St. George dressed up as a man for her son’s “Dads and Donuts” Day at school. Rep. Poulson speaks up against school grading. The Trump administration drops the defense of Obama Administration guidelines on transgender students. Secretary DeVos tells state chiefs to keep moving forward on ESSA implementation. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More