Education News Roundup: July 20, 2017

Utah State Charter Board votes 4-2 to close Kairos Academy. St. George News looks at efforts to stem intergenerational poverty. Federal budget bill, including federal education measures, passes out of budget committee 28-22. Net neutrality takes a starring role in questioning of FCC nominees. Utah Sen. Mike Lee is one of the questioners. Net neutrality, of course has implications for online educational content, including open educational resources. Study finds that the average cost of tuition (measured in 2015 dollars) at a nonsectarian private school in the U.S. rose from $4,120 in 1979 to $22,611 in 2011. Aha. The whole fidget spinner thing becomes clear now. It’s a capitalist West plot to take over Russia. Brilliant. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Votes to Close Kairos Academy

Emphasizing the importance of positive student outcomes especially for underserved populations, the Utah State Charter School Board voted 4-2 today to terminate the charter of Kairos Academy of West Valley City. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Hearing and Meeting

The Utah State Charter School Board will hold a public hearing beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19 at the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. The hearing will be followed at 11 a.m. by a public meeting. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 5, 2017

Trib looks at differences in teacher pay among Utah districts. Provo School District is encouraging students to look at an education career with a new class. Kairos Academy initiates some changes in hopes of regaining its charter. School superintendents across the country are lobbying against the GOP healthcare bill over cuts in Medicaid. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 28, 2017

State Board and Equality Utah jointly ask for a stay in the LGBT lawsuit. Kairos Academy will ask the State Charter Board for a hearing on the Board’s decision to revoke the charter. Nearly three dozen senators sign a letter of concern over Secretary DeVos’ civil rights enforcement. Like Utah, New Hampshire is trying to figure out how to make competency-based education work. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 26, 2017

Cache School District is holding on to acreage for future schools. Cache Supt. Schofield discusses his district. There is a petition circulating to save Kairos Academy. The U.S. Supreme Court sides with a Missouri church in a case that could have implications for school vouchers. There are also a couple of new studies out on how well students perform in voucher schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 21, 2017

Education Dive takes a look at how Utah and other states are moving forward with competency-based education. State Charter School Board votes to terminate Kairos Academy’s charter. Climate change debate is heating up in schools. A new report looks at the phenomenon of rich, white neighborhoods splitting off from their local school districts. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Votes to Close Kairos Academy

Emphasizing the importance of educating underserved populations, the Utah State Charter School Board unanimously proposed to terminate the charter of Kairos Academy of West Valley City, noting concerns with low enrollment, poor student outcomes, and failure to achieve the school’s stated mission. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 20, 2017

Census Bureau report issued last week shows Utah still in last place for per-pupil funding. Audit criticizes Utah State Charter School Board on use of school start-up funding. Cache HR director says his district is attracting and retaining teachers. AdvancED hopes to expand its school improvement business under ESSA provisions. Is more kale the key to getting into Yale? Or is it a matter of assigning more writing? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More