Education News Roundup: November 21, 2014

Davis District looks at the effect of federal funds. Mount Logan Middle School students updated on their space radishes. The most covered local education story today? Potential high school sports realignment. It even gets coverage in USA Today. Rich Kendell discusses Education First and Prosperity 2020’s education plan. There are education angles to President Obama’s speech last night on immigration. The Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate issues its report on Adam Lanza, the Newtown school shooter. To help preschoolers learn to read better: Text their parents? All that and more in today’s news roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 20, 2014

In today’s ENR: The Legislature looks at changes in school grading. Will the method for getting to the ballot change for Utah State Board of Education candidates? Data Quality Campaign gives kudos to Utah for its use of student data. President Obama will discuss immigration tonight, a topic of special interest to K-12 populations. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 20. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 19, 2014

State Board of Education member Terryl Warner being sworn in by David Crandall, Board Chairman, during the March 2014 meeting.

In today’s ENR: Growth is slowing in Utah schools. Congratulations to Utah State Board of Education Member Terryl Warner who, upon canvasing completed Tuesday, was re-elected to the Board earlier this month. U College of Science encourages more students to become science majors. ACT hopes they succeed, at least according to their latest report on the Condition of STEM. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 19. . . . → Read More



ACT today released its annual report on The Condition of STEM. Nationally, the focus of the report is centered on high school graduates who plan to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. . . . → Read More

Public Comment Sought on College and Career Awareness

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Stakeholder feedback is requested from all Utah stakeholders with an interest in public education, including superintendents, educators, related service providers, school and district administrators, counselors, parents, advocates, community members, and students. . . . → Read More

Nov. 2014 State Charter School Board Meeting

Utah Charter Schools

The State Charter School Board will meet Nov. 13 at 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. The meeting will be streamed live at . . . → Read More

Congrats to Davis School District

Nov. Achievement Spotlight

The Utah State Board of Education recognized Davis School District during its November board meeting. Davis is the first district in the state to be fully accredited as a system through AdvancED. . . . → Read More

State Board November Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education

In its Nov. 7, 2014 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: •Appointed Brad C. Smith as Utah’s 25th State Superintendent of Public Instruction. •Put out for public comment revisions to standards for a seventh grade introductory course in career technology education and revisions to the state’s Least Restrictive Behavior Intervention guidelines. •Approved updates to the state’s General Financial Literacy standards. . . . → Read More

Utah’s Public Schools Grow Larger, More Diverse


Utah’s public schools added 9,602 students this school year bringing the total enrollment count to 622,153, according to data released today by the Utah State Office of Education. This represents a 1.5 percent increase over last year’s enrollment of 612,551. . . . → Read More