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The quality of education being delivered varies across private and public schools. The Utah State Charter School Board on Thursday acknowledged the vote of the directors of American International School of Utah to close the school and voted unanimously to terminate its charter. The award honors corporations or organizations that contribute to EdTA’s mission to enhance and foster theatre education efforts in schools across the country.

Journalists may be told that teachers need to focus on skills because that’s what students are tested on. The reading passages on standardized tests don’t match up with the content students are learning—assuming they’re learning content at all—-so it looks like what is being assessed are kids’ general abilities to find the main idea” or make inferences.” In fact, if students lack the knowledge and vocabulary to understand the passages in the first place—as many do—they won’t have a chance to demonstrate any skills.” But it can be hard for teachers to absorb that message, especially when their job ratings and those of their schools are tied to test scores.

Two first-term members of the Utah State Board of Education have announced they will resign because they are moving out of state: Alisa Ellis of Heber, who represents District 12 and LIsa Cummins of Herriman, who represents District 11. DataQuest helps you find facts about California schools and districts.

Amid growing concerns about its financial viability and the possibility of further state reviews of its operations, the board of directors of American International School of Utah voted unanimously Wednesday to close the K-12 public charter school. The adapted version of the show was designed specifically for middle school students and joins Disney’s Aladdin JR. and The Lion King JR.

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The Seattle Times Education section covers schools at the district, state and federal level. TSTA believes the SBOE and Texas Education Agency need to revise the charter application process to encourage more public participation. Representative Hinojosa laid out House Bill 128 that would require school districts to notify parents of the availability of their student’s physical fitness assessment.

Senate Bill 1256 would result in a list of people who the agency determined had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a student, committed a serious crime against another person or engaged in other prohibited misconduct, and is aimed at preventing teachers from going to one school to another.

According to data from the National Education Association, Texas teachers are paid $7,300 below the national average. Backpack Full of Cash takes an urgently needed look at how charter schools, vouchers and the privatization movement are threatening public schools.

Oregon Education

After years of working exclusively in New Orleans, KIPP, the prominent charter school network, was approved Monday to expand upriver to start three schools in Baton Rouge. You also may notice that in his remarks before the board Education Commissioner Mike Morath tried to deny the fact that the school finance budget TEA has submitted to legislators would reduce state education funding by $3.5 … Read More..