Education News Roundup: Jan. 12, 2017

Utah education funding continues to be a hot topic ahead of the legislative session. Utah’s first after-school Satan club opens. Utah Foundation President Stephen Kroes is stepping down. Outgoing Secretary of Education John Kings warns against vouchers. “College graduates, on average, earned 56 percent more than high school grads in 2015.” All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 15 – 2016

In today’s education headlines: The 2016 Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) results were released today. The investigation continues on the death of two Park City School District students. “Utah Voters Say Education is Top Priority for State Spending,” according to a Utah Foundation research brief. The latest headlines on the Utah State Board of Education elections. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 27, 2016

In today’s ENR: Utah Foundation report finds Utah charter schools receive less money per pupil than regular district schools, but then begins a discussion of equity. BYU buys the old Provo High property. Congratulations to Westwood Independent School District in Palestine, Texas, Superintendent Ed Lyman, who will become the new San Juan School District Superintendent. Salt Lake City’s Jackson Elementary is one of two schools in Utah and 114 low-income schools across the country that are receiving technology grants as part of Apple’s ConnectED program. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 27, 2016. . . . → Read More

State Charter Board Meeting

Utah State Charter School Board meeting agenda for April 14. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 12, 2016

In today’s ENR: Public Education Appropriations recommends a 2.5 percent increase in funding along with a pared back education technology program. Utah Foundation takes a look at public education governance in Utah, including the State Board of Education. President Obama announces he will nominate John King as Secretary of Education. Likns to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 12, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 15, 2015

2015 Utah's secondary principals of the year, Peter Glahn, Sandy Ferrell and Todd Quarnberg.

In today’s ENR: There’s lots of follow up on the Utah Foundation report on Utah’s low taxes. Congratulations to Utah’s secondary principals of the year, Todd Quarnberg, Sandy Ferrell and Peter Glahn. In states where there is school choice, how do parents really go about choosing schools? Canyons District administrator elected to serve on national board. Granite District taking 2016-17 school year calendar survey. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 15. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 18, 2014

school buses

In today’s ENR: Think there are a lot of students in Utah classrooms now?: “Study: Utah to nearly double population by 2050.” Gov. Herbert touts education as one of the cornerstones for Utah’s bottom line. Utah Policy’s Bob Bernick speculates that by 2016 even Utah Republicans will have to support more funding for education to get elected. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 18. . . . → Read More

Here we go again!

Utah State Board of Education Member Dave Thomas blogs for UtahPublicEducation.org "Closing the Achievement Gap"

Yet another report is taking a shot at Utah public education. In the latest by CNBC, Utah comes in 46th in education based upon four factors: test scores, per-pupil funding, class size and concentration of institutions of higher education. Last year, the Utah Foundation did a similar report comparing Utah to seven states with similar demographics, declaring our public education system wanting. As you have heard me say before, college and career readiness is the only true test of the success or failure of an education system. . . . → Read More

New report shows “unprecedented” decline in Utah’s education funding effort

Recently, Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham blogged about the declining effort to support educational funding in Utah. He provides a short update on a new Utah Foundation report that finds an “unprecedented” decrease in Utah’s effort to fund public education. . . . → Read More