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: Aug. 1, 2016

Summer/Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: Associated Press picks up on the Academic Pathway to Teaching license. Pick your favorite outlet, but it’s the same AP story at each. Ed Week does not expect K-12 education to make much of a splash in the presidential election. An After School Satan Club could be coming to your kid’s elementary school — yes, even in Utah. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 1. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 7, 2016

In today’s ENR: UPSTART is expanding. Lt. Gov. Cox talks of Common Core. Which states spend more on incarceration than education? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 7, 2016. . . . → Read More

Growth Funding, WPU Increase

The Utah Legislature fully funded the additional 10,300 students anticipated to arrive in the state’s public schools next year and added a 2.5 percent increase in the weighted-pupil unit (WPU), money local school districts and charter schools can allot to best meet their individual needs . . . → Read More