Education News Roundup: Oct. 05 – 2016

In today’s ENR: Weinholtz, Herbert disagree on tax increase for education. Herbert, Weinholtz Talk Education In Hinckley Forum. Social media fueling creepy clown hype in Utah, police say. The SafeUT app is working — and growing. Make sure it’s fully funded in 2017. New Teachers Make Up a Significant Segment of Profession. . . . → Read More



School Community Council Trainings

The Utah State Office of Education School Children’s Trust Section and school districts are offering several school community council training meetings this fall. See the schedule below for dates and places. All meetings will go from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Topics of discussion will include: . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Sept. 23, 2015

L-R: Murray School District Associate Supt. Scott Bushnell, State Deputy Superintendent Syd Dickson; Utah State Board of Education co-chair Jennifer Johnson; and State Associate Superintendent Angie Stallings visited Murray High School on Sept. 23.

In today’s ENR:”It’s one thing to hold an Hour of Code and have kids code for an hour at a time — it’s quite another to have a Semester of Code with full-time teachers on the payroll.” Mark Zuckerberg is investing in Utah-based MasteryConnect which offers “competency-based learning technology helps teachers improve learning outcomes.” Education is at the top of Politico’s Agenda today. If you’ve got some time on your hands — and really, who doesn’t have scads of extra time these days? — you might want to check out their features on… Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 23. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Sept. 10, 2015

Suicide Prevention Specialist Cathy Davis speaks at the Preventing and Responding to Student Suicide conference on Sept. 10

In today’s education headlines: Students send messages of hope, suicide prevention through artwork. State auditors call for more collaboration between high schools, tech college. A new study from a British technology group says students are more interested in coding than in learning a foreign language. School district receives an offer for the purchase of Provo High. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 10. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Aug. 14, 2015

"School Bus" by Cast a Line/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Utah State Charter School Board considers terminating two school charters. Trib looks at Utah student and teacher demographics. Gov. Herbert and Education Advisor Tami Pyfer discuss education ahead of school opening. Utah State Board of Education Members Brittney Cummins and Stan Lockhart discuss science and engineering standards. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 14. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Aug. 5, 2015

"School Supplies" by Cindy Schultz/CC/ Flickr

In today’s ENR: Tribune looks a little closer at the recent tax hikes in Salt Lake and Granite districts as well as the proposed hike in Murray. Fox 13 looks at teacher shortages in Utah. Potential GOP gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson discusses education. Does the Justice Department’s targeting of special education programs in Georgia have national implications? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 5. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup 07+08=15

Map of School Trust Lands in Utah

In today’s ENR: D-News looks at Utah implications for the ESEA reauthorization. Or you can check out what’s happening nationally. School LAND Trust is look for some more flexibility in distributing funds to Utah schools. Superintendent Smith has joined Chiefs for Change. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 8. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: July 1, 2015

"69/365 - School Supplies in Excess" by Alissa Becker/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Daily Herald looks at issues for one of the country’s youngest counties. That would be Utah County. There is a SITLA connection in the tar sands story that is getting some press these days. Whiteboard Advisors offers a quick graphic on education programs in the House and Senate budgets. And a group of education groups want vouchers left out of the ESEA rewrite. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 1. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: June 29, 2015

"Etruscan Tombs" by Beacon Heights Elementary students.

In today’s ENR: Trib looks into the arguments surrounding the proposed update to Utah’s science standards. Standard looks at calls for better finance tracking at USOE. D-News looks at Hunter High switching to the four-year model. National Journal previews the ESEA rewrite debate. Educators, parents see four-year high school as ‘a better pedagogical model. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 29. . . . → Read More