Thursday, 26 January 2012 13:57

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

Around Canyons
Committee quashes bills on voting for district creation (Canyons mention)
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/53376647-90/affected-bill-committee-district.html.csp

Boys Basketball: Brighton's Miller makes his own way
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/neighborhoodvalleywest/53325690-129/competition-hunter-teams-robots.html.csp


Utah
Bill proposes split districts share tax revenues
http://www.fox13now.com/news/kstu-bill-would-leave-it-to-voters-to-approve-school-district-split-20120125,0,375365.story

Hunter students build robot that can shoot hoops
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/neighborhoodvalleywest/53325690-129/competition-hunter-teams-robots.html.csp

Bill would ban teen cell phone use while driving
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=19006560&title=bill-proposes-ban-on-teenage-drivers-cellphone-use

PTA wants to snuff out electronic cigarettes
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=18992549&title=utah-pta-aims-to-snuff-out-electronic-cigarettes

Kids' handguns discovery prompts temporary elementary school lockdown
http://www.fox13now.com/news/local/kstu-eight-year-old-child-finds-gun-in-road-while-walking-to-school-20120125,0,5548831.story


National
Duncan urged to set high bar for No Child Left Behind waivers
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2012/01/miller_and_harkin_to_duncan_se.html

Obama wades into issue of raising dropout age
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/education/obama-wades-into-issue-of-raising-dropout-age.html?ref=education

Study: City students at small public high schools more likely to graduate
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/education/new-york-city-students-at-small-public-high-schools-are-more-likely-to-graduate-study-finds.html?ref=education

Some states prodding teens to graduate early, but is it good for students?
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/01/25/18graduation_ep.h31.html?tkn=WZXFTwYRTrI0Cnj5ukywAWn726E9Kid5%2F%2BJk&;cmp=clp-edweek

New rules for school meals take aim at obesity
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/us/politics/new-school-lunch-rules-aimed-at-reducing-obesity.html?_r=1&;ref=education


Opinion
Driver's ed instructor: Give students a 'brake'
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700218948/Give-drivers-ed-students-a-brake.html

School founder calls for more character ed
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2012/01/25/18graduation_ep.h31.html?tkn=WZXFTwYRTrI0Cnj5ukywAWn726E9Kid5%2F%2BJk&;cmp=clp-edweek