Wednesday, 19 June 2013 11:36

Headlines Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Around Canyons
Football: Jordan High QB Kafentzis gives verbal commitment to Wisconsin
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Austin-Kafentzis-commits-to-Wisconsin/Yb1oMJFLME2V3D0y2NDniQ.cspx
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspreps/56477745-52/kafentzis-state-jordan-utah.html.csp
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581835/Recruiting-Austin-Kafentzis-commits-to-play-football-for-Gary-Andersen-University-of-Wisconsin.html

Football: Beetdiggers' top receiver to leave team to focus on baseball 
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581837/High-school-football-Jordan-will-be-without-top-receiver-Mason-Krueger-in-2013.html


Utah
Too many teachers, too little quality, report says; Utah officials cry foul
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56477851-78/education-teacher-report-teaching.html.csp
http://www.kutv.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_5452.shtml
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581867/Report-Teacher-training-in-US-an-industry-of-mediocrity.html
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/06/18/36nctq.h32.html?tkn=YOBFxBETSy0EEZhZkmvUPWsUZ6DXwVd2HbfT&cmp=clp-ecseclips

Granite cutting staff to make ends meet
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56479717-78/district-percent-budget-board.html.csp

Jordan District: We need 19 new schools next decade
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=25655665&nid=148&title=jordan-school-district-says-it-needs-19-new-schools-in-next-decade&fm=home_page&s_cid=queue-3

Utah Technology Council: STEM critical to Utah economic future
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581861/Utah-Technology-Council-touts-STEM-education-for-Utah7s-economic-future.html

Congressman Rob Bishop to propose NCLB alternative allowing states to opt out of federal accountability
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2013/06/could_conservative_criticism_c.html

The new superhero: school dad
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581574/The-new-superhero-School-Dad.html

Charter school leader talks about the education movement at conference
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56477831-78/charter-schools-utah-public.html.csp

Students earn engineering scholarships
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581834/Utah-high-school-students-receive-engineering-scholarship.html

Utah County health officials: Let's talk about sex
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56476630-78/sex-county-health-site.html.csp

U. trades skateboard ban for stricter rules, fines
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56472757-78/campus-police-rules-university.html.csp


National
Ed Department: States could get more time to fulfill reform promises
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/education-department-tells-states-they-could-get-more-time-to-fulfill-reform-promises/2013/06/18/648ddd72-d84c-11e2-b418-9dfa095e125d_story.html

Where are the nation's best STEM schools?
http://www.usnews.com/education/high-schools/articles/2013/06/18/us-news-releases-2013-best-high-schools-for-stem-rankings
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/utah/rankings?int=c0b4c1

Louisiana guv signs parent trigger bill into law
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/06/jindal_rsd_failing_petition_la.html#incart_river

S.C. becomes 49th state with youth concussion law
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/schooled_in_sports/2013/06/south_carolina_becomes_49th_state_with_youth-concussion_law.html


Opinion
Trib's Bagley helps teacher in Virginia
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsdebate/56478837-176/tests-accept-bagley-didn.html.csp

Rolly: Jordan District bus vandal is school board member -- with good intentions
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/56477849-90/bus-district-jordan-sign.html.csp