Wednesday, 18 September 2013 13:05

Headlines Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

Around Canyons
Community rallies to open new Corner Canyon
http://www.draperjournal.com/pages/full_story/15775/Students,-officials-together-to-open-new-high-school/

Draper Park opens less than year after construction starts
http://www.draperjournal.com/pages/full_story/15776/-Draper-middle-school-opens-after-less-than-a-year-of-construction/


Utah
Herbert announces $242 million education revenue surplus
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865586585/Governor-Herbert-announces-242M-surplus-in-education-funding.html

Cardboard boat challenge a splash with students
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865586591/Students-get-on-their-soapbox---and-in-the-water---for-project.html

Students celebrate Constitution Day in court
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56884508-78/constitution-courts-judges-led.html.csp

Charter school students kick off Gettysburg Address memorization challenge
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865586551/Students-kick-off-Gettysburg-Address-memorization-challenge.html

Education innovation chat hits public radio
http://upr.org/post/innovative-methods-education-tuesdays-access-utah

Students seek to change State Tree
http://kutv.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_6842.shtml

Davis on track to become winningest football program in Utah history
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765637956/High-school-football-Tradition-rich-Davis-is-on-the-verge-of-becoming-the-winningest-program-in.html

College outreach program aimed at former foster children
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865586408/New-programs-help-former-foster-care-students-succeed-at-college.html

Athletes, students, police prep for annual 'holy war' on the gridiron
http://fox13now.com/2013/09/17/athletes-students-and-campus-police-prepare-for-footballs-holy-war/


National
Businesses praise Common Core
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/marketplacek12/2013/09/business_organizations_out_front_on_common_core_this_week.html

States tackle chronic student absences
http://www.pewstates.org/projects/stateline/headlines/states-tackle-chronic-absence-in-schools-85899504904


Opinion
My View: State Board needs election, not selection
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765638019/My-View-State-school-board-needs-election-not-selection.html

Former justice, senator pen open letter on Constitution Day
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sandra-day-oconnor/constitution-day_b_3941693.html?utm_hp_ref=@education123

AFT letter: Reclaiming education
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/56878880-82/education-public-promise-teachers.html.csp