Education News Roundup: Jan. 06, 2015

Artwork from the 30th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Video and Essay Contest Awards Luncheon




In today’s ENR: Will there be a Salt Lake County spelling bee this year? Trib will discuss school grades and demographics shortly after noon today. U biologist helps create toolboxes to better teach science to blind students. Winners of Martin Luther King, Jr. essay and video contest announced. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 6. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 17, 2014




In today’s ENR: House GOP wants to emphasize sustainability in public education funding. Jordan gets some grant money for STEM programs. Nationally, will Common Core be a stumbling block for Jeb Bush? Or is that giving too much credence to education policy in a presidential run? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 17. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 16, 2014




In today’s ENR: PACE and school grading reports released in Utah. The incoming chair of the U.S. House Education Committee looks to boost special education funding in a revamp of ESEA. Girls Who Code looks to expand. You can give students computers, laptops or tablets, but what if they don’t have wi-fi connectivity at home? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 16. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 2, 2014




In today’s ENR: Home schoolers and at least one city councilman question North Ogden’s new curfew plan. Provo School District suffers data breach. Former Education Secretary Bennett praises Project Lead the Way. Should be an interesting board meeting tonight in suburban Denver. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 2. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 25, 2014

Untitled by Nick Oliver/CC/Flickr




In today’s ENR: orrection: In yesterday’s roundup there was a story about the debate between House District 30 candidates Fred Cox and Mike Lee. A corrected version of that story was posted after the roundup was sent out. You can read the corrected version here: http://go.uen.org/1UA (SLT) Trib and Channel 2 follow up on school lunch issue at Uintah Elementary. NewsHour holds a debate. Topic: Is there too much testing in schools? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 25. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 2, 2014

Students in a Morningside Elementary French Dual Immersion second grade classroom




In today’s ENR: School attendance gains national — and local — attendance. AP does a nationwide retrospective on Common Core. Gov. Herbert touts Utah public schools’ ability to do more with less. Ogden schools touted for turnaround. Trib turns in a nice feature on the new Tintic superintendent. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 2. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 27, 2014

"Taxes" by Tax Credits/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: A tax increase of Utah’s schools? Utah Policy offers you a chance to weigh in on the Speaker and the Superintendent’s job. School district has completed nearly $37 million in capital projects at local schools since new program began in 2007. Students bike to collect butterflies in a hands-on learning technique. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 27. . . . → Read More

Utah Keeps Top ACT Spot




In 2013 nine states had all high school juniors take the ACT college entrance exam and Utah students placed first in the nation among that group. In 2014, an even dozen states had full participation in ACT tests. Utah students still hold the highest composite score among those 12 states, according to data released today by ACT. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 6, 2014




In today’s ENR: Logan Herald Journal looks at what happens to Cache schools if Utah reverts to NCLB standards ahead of Friday’s Utah State Board of Education vote on a waiver extension. South Jordan votes against seeking a split from the Jordan School District. USA Today looks at immigrant children’s impact on schools this fall. What is Texas’ high school graduation rate anyway? Several local schools would get ‘failing’ grade under No Child Left Behind. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 6 . . . → Read More