Education News Roundup: Aug. 1, 2017

Our Schools Now reduces its requested tax hikes for public education. Granite School Board prepares for a truth-in-taxation hearing aimed at increased teacher salaries. Kairos Academy appeals State Charter Board’s decision to terminate its charter to State Board of Education. State Charter Board Member Greg Haws resigns. UEA President Heidi Matthews discusses equity and teacher shortages. Ed Week takes a closer look at the skills gap. Are Latino children being shortchanged in a dual immersion in D.C.? Wyoming wrestles with how to compare its schools with schools nationally. An Indianapolis kindergarten teacher involves a whole lotta flower girls and ring bearers in her wedding. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 12, 2017

Our Schools Now gets some mixed responses at hearings it held on its initiative to raise taxes for schools. UEA sues Utah State Board of Education over the new educator license online look-up tool. New report looks at ‘STEM deserts’ in poorer school districts. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

2016 Teacher of the Year Finalists

Meet this year’s finalists for Utah Teacher of the Year. They are: Melody Apezteguia (ah-petsa-jee-ah), a math teacher at American Fork High School. Lois Faber, a music teacher at EskDale High School in EskDale in Millard School District. Shantelle Ford, a fourth grade teacher at West Kearns Elementary in Kearns. Gordon Reeve, a math teacher at Monticello High School in the San Juan School District. Krista Thornock, a language arts and history teacher at Centennial Middle School in Provo. . . . → Read More

School LAND Trust Program, a Precious Resource

Tim Donaldson, School Children’s Trust Director

School Children’s Trust Director Tim Donaldson writes about the work of the School & Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) and the revenue generated for public schools from the School LAND Trust Program. . . . → Read More

Teacher of the Year Finalist Stephen Van Orden

Stephen Van Orden

Congratulations to Stephen Van Orden, a finalist for the 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year. Van Orden teaches German at Timpview High School. . . . → Read More

Teacher of the Year Finalist Allison P. Riddle

Allison Riddle, 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year finalist

Allison P. Riddle, a fifth grade teacher at Foxboro Elementary School, is the fourth finalist (in alphabetical order) for the 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year award. . . . → Read More

Teacher of the Year Finalist Catherine H. Praggastis

Catherine Praggastis, Teacher of the Year finalist

Catherine Praggastis (in alphabetical order) is the third finalist for the Teacher of the Year award. She is an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher at East High School. Congratulations and good luck! . . . → Read More

Teacher of the Year Finalist: Aimee Breinholt

Aimee Breinholt

It’s that time again. The Utah State Office of Education will be announcing the 2014 Teacher of the Year award on Oct. 4. I will post one candidate per day starting today (Monday, Sept. 23). Good luck to all the finalists. . . . → Read More