Wednesday, 29 January 2014 14:07

Headlines Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

Around Canyons
How to teach about religion in schools? Brighton teacher Jodi Ide's efforts featured in national magazine
http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/number-46-spring-2014/feature/good-faith

Boys Basketball: Alta seniors lift Hawks to victory over Bingham
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57463977-190/rollins-hill-points-alta.html.csp


Utah
'Count My Vote' good for education, Dubakis says
http://utahpolicy.com/index.php/features/today-at-utah-policy/1648-dabakis-says-he-sees-a-need-for-count-my-vote

Students say Tooele administrators ignore bullying problem
http://www.ksl.com/?sid=28529843&nid=148&title=bullying-problem-in-tooele-schools-ignored-by-administrators-students-say&fm=home_page&s_cid=featured-1

Lawmakers begin work on education budgets
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865595079/Lawmakers-begin-work-on-public-higher-education-budgets.html

Logan middle school student dies of bacterial meningitis; no other students exposed, health officials say

Jordan Board approves 14 school boundary changes
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865595098/Jordan-School-Board-approves-boundary-changes.html

See Star Wars in Navajo
http://nhmu.utah.edu/events/navajo-language-star-wars

Skeptical legislators rake USTAR over coals
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57457073-78/ustar-utah-state-university.html.csp


National
Education highlighted in State of the Union Address
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/educationlab/2014/01/28/education-highlights-from-obamas-state-of-the-union-address/

Fourth-grade reading scores improve, but still low, report finds
http://www.pewstates.org/projects/stateline/headlines/fourth-grade-reading-skills-improve-still-low-85899535976

Congress looking at vouchers for private schools? 
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/education/senator-to-propose-school-vouchers-program.html?_r=1

Illinois may pull public funding for ACT
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-01-27/news/ct-state-act-future-20140127_1_new-state-exams-ed-colby-practice-test

Southern snowstorm strands students
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765646619/Southern-style-snowstorm-Gridlock-kind-neighbors.html
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765646618/National-Guard-aims-to-reach-stranded-school-buses.html

Vermont wants to keep class sizes from getting too small
http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_25005696/agency-education-recommends-minimum-student-teacher-ratios

High school credit for released time?
http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2014/01/bill_would_allow_high_school_c.html#incart_river

New York teachers pull support of Common Core
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2014/01/new_york_union_repudiates_comm.html

Wisconsin guv wants to reconsider Common Core
http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/scott-walker-backs-changing-common-core-standards-in-wisconsin-b99191158z1-241851461.html

College exit tests becoming vogue?
http://hechingerreport.org/content/tests-to-get-into-college-now-being-followed-by-tests-to-get-out_14153/


Opinion
My View: Education key to solving income gap
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865595093/Education-key-to-solving-the-income-gap.html

Trib: Legislators send hopeful signals on pre-K
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57456855-82/preschool-classroom-state-bills.html.csp