Education News Roundup: July 28, 2017

The Spectrum looks at future growth in Washington County. And it has come to this, the next best local story is about goats eating grass at Washington Elementary. Happy summer, everyone. Sen. Stephenson clarifies his comments on technology in the classroom. New Fordham report looks at state ESSA school improvement plans. More states are offering STEM diploma seals for eligible high school graduates. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 5 – 2016

Trib looks further into Utah charter schools and the state procurement code. Standard looks at the flip-side of graduation rates, dropout rates. Dueling op-eds look at Utah education funding: More needed from Dixie Huefner, John Bennion, Kim Burningham, M. Donald Thomas and Rickie McCandless. Virginia parents sue a school counselor for not disclosing son’s suicidal thoughts to them. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 12, 2015

"Kids going to school" by Spyros Papaspyropoulos/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Washington School Board approves a tax increase. And Washington School District discusses its instructional materials needs. Governor Herbert touts walking to school. LA Times looks at the work involved in reconciling the House and Senate ESEA rewrites. How much homework is too much homework? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 12. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 15, 2015

Students Gunnison Valley High school. Photo by Deena Loyola.

In today’s ENR: The Charter School Funding Task Force takes up the funding formula for charter schools that will sunset this year unless acted upon by the Legislature. Senate turns down Sen. Mike Lee’s ESEA amendment that would have allowed parents to opt their students out of statewide tests. Senate committee recommends approval of Stan Lockhart nomination for the Utah State Board of Education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 15. . . . → Read More