Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Superintendents with several school districts — including Salt Lake City, Jordan, Alpine and Canyons — initially were uneasy about signing the Race to the Top applications earlier this month. They said some of the goals required of the districts are vague and a work in progress.
"The application says we need to do these things to receive the money, but it doesn't say what things," said Salt Lake City School District Superintendent McKell Withers.
Friday, January 22, 2010
- Charter students don't have access to the local property tax revenue that funds students in school districts.
- The state tries to make up for that with Local Replacement Funding, which is supposed to be based on an average what students receive at districts statewide
- Unfortunately, that amount has been reduced over the years, lags behind district funding, and doesn't include all the relevant funding streams that make up district funding
- This year, the Charter Association and the School Boards Association agreed on an approach that would permanently address this problem.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
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Monday, January 11, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
The state wants to do a number of things with the money, including hiring someone to help oversee early childhood education in Utah (the state lost funding for that position two years ago), keep full-day kindergarten programs going, create tools to measure teaching quality, revise the state's high school exit exam, improve training for math teachers and give the same type of help to troubled high schools that now goes only to troubled Title 1 schools.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Every day, on-time arrival is measured and plotted on this graph. The students receive prizes for having 95% of students arrive on time to school during a week, month, and academic term, with the grand prize being a week of free dress.