Education News Roundup: June 26, 2015

In today” ENR: A Salt Lake City school hires goats to help with the landscaping work. Utah Valley University has designed a summer program to help middle school students prepared for college STEM courses. A single mom in New Jersey congratulates her high school graduate with a billboard. Check out this video on a school janitor and the school’s valedictorian. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 26. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 24, 2015

Tami Pyfer, education advisor for Gov. Gary Herbert.

In today’s ENR: Gov. Gary Herbert’s education advisor, Tami Pyfer, takes to KVNU to discuss the governor’s cooperation on education issues. The Governor himself takes to CBNC to tout Utah’s investment in education. Ed Week looks at the proposed education cuts in the Senate’s budget. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 24. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 22, 2015

Students make art during the Earth Connections Camp at Red Butte Garden.

In today’s ENR: State Board of Education deadlocks on a request from Gov. Herbert to support a letter from the National Governor’s Association on ESEA renewal. Ogden’s Rich Nye will be the new associate superintendent for assessment and data at USOE. Will the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation move out from under the Utah State Board of Education? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 22. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 18, 2015

Utah Teachers at the Summer 2013 Core Academy

In today’s ENR: Legislature considers additional funds for teacher training. Might excess transportation money be coming education’s way? Utah State Board of Education Member Jennifer Johnson discusses education funding. Nationally, the federal education funding bill heads for mark up. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 18. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 15, 2015

American flag in elementary school classroom

In today’s ENR: D-News takes an in-depth look at the future of Utah’s public schools. Weber and Ogden districts approve teacher contracts. Waterford School’s Nancy Heuston is retiring. Condolences come in for Utah State Board of Education Member Mark Openshaw. The House rewrite of ESEA could make to the floor as early as Wednesday. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 15, 2015. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 12, 2015

Utah State Board of Education member C. Mark Openshaw

In today’s ENR: Terribly, terribly sad: Utah State Board of Education member C. Mark Openshaw and three of his family members were killed Friday morning in a small plane crash in rural Missouri. Sen. Lee backs religious protection bill. Sen. Stephenson discusses Utah’s per-pupil funding. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 12. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 11, 2015

Summer Food Service Program poster

In today’s ENR: Utah State Prison inmates earn their high school diplomas. UVU holds math camp. House may move on an ESEA rewrite as early as next week. Child nutrition advocates say few parents aware of free summer meals program. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 11. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 10, 2015

In today’s ENR: Tribune looks at the effect of House Bill 119 on charter school funding and district school funding. D-News follows up on declining enrollment in Garfield. It’s no Magic School Bus — sorry, Ms. Frizzle — but UDOT’s walking school bus app appears to be a hit. As Congress looks at a rewrite of ESEA, WaPo asks the question: Who gets to decide what constitutes a failing school? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 10. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 8, 2015

Summer Food Service Program Ogden Location

In today’s ENR: Summer nutrition program keeps Utah kids fed even while school is out of session. Trib takes a look at perfect ACT scores in Utah. What can’t Big Bird do? “Study: Kids can learn as much from ‘Sesame Street’ as from preschool.” And don’t forget, there’s a public meeting on the proposed secondary math standards tonight in at the Washington School District Office in St. George. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 8. . . . → Read More