Education News Roundup: April 24, 2015

"For My Teacher" by Todd Petrie/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: Utah’s draft update to middle school science standards gets a first public hearing in St. George. Sen. Osmond’s equalization bill gets a middling thumbs up in a poll. New study from Ballotpedia shows Utah local school board candidates who are opposed in elections do about as well (70.37 percent success rate) as their incumbent peers who are opposed in other states (70.89 percent success rate). New ACT study finds less interest among high school students in becoming teachers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 24. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 31, 2015

"Early Literacy @ Georgetown" by ACPL/CC/flickr




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

Education News Roundup: March 19, 2015




In today’s ENR: KUER previews today’s Utah State Board of Education meeting on HB 360. Cache District approves new high school boundaries. Ogden High football is going independent. Civil rights complaints are at a new high at the U.S. Department of Education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 19. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 3, 2015

Granite Park Jr. High students take selfies with Gov. Gary Herbert during his visit to the school on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Tami Pyfer.




In today’s ENR: Student data collection bill advances. Gov. Herbert is looking for a 90 percent high school graduation rate in Utah. Those of you who like to hang out at the intersection of mass media/social media and education stories may find this piece on Common Core and Twitter interesting. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 3, 2015. . . . → Read More

State Board February Meeting Summary




In its Feb. 6, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Discussed Utah Core Standards and the Common Core with Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert and Attorney General Sean D. Reyes. • Deferred a decision on whether to seek an extension to Utah’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver while watching events both in Washington, where the act is now up for renewal, and in Salt Lake City, where the Legislature is preparing its annual budget for public education. • Prepared its final budget requests for public schools for fiscal year 2015 for the Utah Legislature. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 6, 2015

Gov. Gary R. Herbert attended the February Utah State Board of Education meeting. He addressed the board and the audience regarding Utah’s academic standards.




In today’s ENR: The Legislature takes a closer look at how the Utah State Board of Education is elected. Sen. Osmond’s dyslexia bill advances. Rep. Draxler’s bill on American Indian education also advances. Tennessee teachers union sues over evaluations for educators who aren’t teaching subjects that are subject to annual assessment. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 5. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 4, 2015

Lunch time at Mound Fort Junior High School.




In today’s ENR: Public Education Appropriation approves $60 million in budget cuts. Partisan school board bill passes Senate committee. Utah Policy looks at the appointed school board bill. Poll finds Utahns want higher teacher salaries. Dual language programs benefit students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 4. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 4, 2014




In today’s ENR: Today is election day and that includes votes in seven of the 15 State Board of Education districts. STEM expo exposes students to science in Layton. North Carolina wants to rewrite its standards, but neglected to devote any funding to the effort. John Barge is a finalist for Kansas superintendent. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 4. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014

2014 Education bills




In today’s ENR: The Legislature takes an early look at potentially changing the election process for State Board of Education. If you’re reading this before 12:15 p.m., you can join the Trib Talk with incoming State Superintendent Brad Smith. Spectrum looks at Common Core math in Washington District. Utah Political Capitol previews some of the education bills coming up in January. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 30. . . . → Read More