Education News Roundup: April 23, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Two Cache School District schools cancel classes because of water contamination. A report from the Utah State Auditor’s office looks at college readiness. “A Tennessee dad gives a whole new meaning to helicopter parenting.” The Trib looks into SAGE opt out numbers as end-of-year testing begins. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 23. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 3, 2015

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert manages to get a few words in on ESEA during his motorcade ride with President Obama. The Legislature, taxes and school funding get a good going-over at a Davis County forum. John Hughes, the principal at Cottonwood Elementary in Orangeville, Utah, gets a mention in a Slate piece on education and Pinterest. States are trying to figure out what the opt-out movement means to test results. Links for these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 3. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 2, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert offers up some vetoes, including Rep. Coleman’s charter school administrator bill. Schools can now apply for grants on helping students get into high demand work fields. Trib has more focusing just on Rep. Coleman’s bill. Trib looks at the issue of building LDS seminaries near charter schools. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 2. . . . → Read More

State Board April Agendas

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a study session and its committees on Thursday, April 9 and its full Board meeting on Friday, April 10 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. The complete agenda along with more information about agenda items can be found here. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 31, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Will Google Fiber help narrow the digital divide? D-News looks at the need for substitute teachers. KUED takes a look at early childhood education in Utah tonight. Can schools nationwide keep teachers? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 31. . . . → Read More

Secondary Principals’ Content Literacy Academy

Three Utah State Office of Education content specialists (Christelle Estrada in English, Robert Austin in Social Studies, and Richard Scott in Science) will facilitate the Secondary Principals’ Content Literacy Academy with a focus on effective professional learning communities and department collaboration with development of common performance assessments based on SAGE and other relevant data, that is student work. The deadline to register is June 1st. . . . → Read More

CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant Program

The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) is administering the CenturyLink Teachers and Technology grants for the state of Utah. This program will award a total of $55,000.00 to support preK-12 grants that demonstrate innovative uses of technology in the classroom. This program is funded by the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation. . . . → Read More

State Board October Meeting

The Utah State Board of Education will interview finalists for State Superintendent of Public Instruction on Thursday Oct. 9 and hold their regular meeting Friday, Oct. 10 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. The Board is scheduled to consider hiring a new superintendent on Friday. The complete agenda along with more information about agenda items can be found here. . . . → Read More

Public Service Meeting

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The Utah State Office of Education’s Educational Equity Section will hold a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) public service meeting Oct. 7. See the attached flyer for details. . . . → Read More