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2008-10-01 09:00:36

By Amy K. Stewart Deseret News While educators don't enjoy having their school on the "improvement list" for the federal mandate No Child Left Behind, they say it is helping them to do better. NCLB's Adequate Yearly Progress reports, announced by the Utah State Office of Education this week, revealed 15 schools on the improvement list as compared to 12 schools last year. Title 1 schools that don't pass AYP two years in a row are put on the list and subject to sanctions. A school is...

2008-09-21 12:00:23

By Amy K. Stewart Deseret News Some of the state's movers and shakers of K-12 public education didn't mince words while discussing how to improve the future of education in Utah. Members of a panel addressed hot-button issues this past week, including local control, large school districts versus small, and the power of the Utah Legislature. "Frankly, we have a Legislature which acts like a giant school board, deciding the general control and supervision of education," said Kim...

2008-09-13 12:00:19

By Amy K. Stewart Deseret News Reacting to concerns from upset school district superintendents, the State Board of Education has decided to slow down on an expensive proposal requiring districts to hire more school counselors. Superintendents, district representatives and school counselors packed the board's curriculum committee meeting room at 7:30 a.m. Friday to let their voices be heard. "In a perfect world, we would have the high ratios and the money to fund it," said Christen...

2008-08-04 06:00:34

By Ben Fulton, The Salt Lake Tribune Aug. 4--Most business owners who were 12 or 22 workers short of a full staff weeks before a big project was due would panic. Not so for most school districts along the Wasatch Front. Given the increasing shortage of qualified applicants interested in teaching, school administrators count themselves lucky to reach that kind of striking distance. After overseeing 545 new teacher hires with just 21 more to go, June LeMaster, executive director of...

2008-07-24 09:00:41

By Amy K. Stewart Deseret News SANDY -- Two local educators, with two identical academic degrees from Brigham Young University, are the top finalists for superintendent of the newly formed East Jordan School District. Dave Doty, 43, of Sandy, is assistant commissioner and director of policy studies with the Utah System of Higher Education in Salt Lake City. Martin Bates, 41, of Salt Lake City, is an assistant superintendent for Granite School District in Salt Lake City. "Both of the...

2008-07-18 06:00:41

By Ben Fulton, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 18--Jordan School District board members unleashed a firestorm last July after voting to raise their salaries fourfold with a cash option for members who forgo health insurance. Board members pulled back in the end, voting only for a raise from $3,000 to $12,000. Now with two new boards sworn in, plus the original Jordan School District, which will operate another year, criticism could erupt anew. That's because the four members of the...

2008-07-01 09:00:56

By Amy K. Stewart Deseret News -- A total of 88 percent of Utah's Class of 2007 graduated from high school, according to data compiled by the State Office of Education and released today. Eleven high schools had 100 percent graduation for 2007, according to the data. The data collection is the first of its kind for Utah and more accurate than previous graduation rate tracking devices, according to Judy Park, USOE associate superintendent for data, assessment and accountability. Students...

2008-06-26 06:02:52

By Ben Fulton, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 26--Except for a close Precinct 1 race in Jordan's new east-side school district still awaiting the count of provisional ballots and remaining absentee votes, Tuesday's vote to fill seven seats on the new east-west Jordan school districts from a slate of 45 candidates was free of complications. Now comes the hard part. As per state law that enabled the split of the state's largest school district, beginning July 15, the seven members of the...

2008-06-25 09:03:09

By Amy K. Stewart Deseret News SANDY -- The east Jordan school board, newly elected Tuesday, will be choosing from among 12 superintendent candidates with hopes of announcing a district leader by mid-August. Members of east Jordan School District's education transition team requested superintendent applications about six weeks ago, according to team member Rickie McCandless. The team hopes to present the 12 candidate applications to the freshly elected school board as early as next...


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