Utah’s National History Day Team

Utah History Day national team members, Wendy Rex Atzet, program organizer and Board Member Laura Belnap (Brown shirt) pose for a picture at the Utah State Board of Education office.

The Utah State Board of Education recognized members of Utah’s National History Day team during its August board meeting. The seven students were among the 60 who qualified to compete at the national level through the Utah History Day program. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 26, 2016

"Let your Imagination Fly" by Olivia Hill, first grader at Granite School District.

In today’s ENR: There continues to be follow up on the Facebook tax break story. Congratulations to this year’s Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching winners. KSTU looks at Utah’s vaccination opt-out rate. States with high standardized testing opt-out rates are awaiting word on possible federal penalties. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 24 – 2016

"Fly to be Free" by Kal Jo, grade 2/Provo School District.

In today’s Education News Roundup: This year’s ACT scores are released. Utah maintains status quo, national scores drop as more students take the test. The Facebook tax break is off the table. KUTV looks at injuries at schools. Tribune editorial board sticks up for SAGE testing. . . . → Read More

Utah ACT Composite Scores

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In 2016 39,824 Utah students – which includes all public school students – took the ACT college entrance exam and posted an average score of 20.2, the same average score as was posted in 2015, according to data released today by ACT. Nationally, composite scores dropped from 21.0 in 2015 to 20.8 in 2016. . . . → Read More

Congrats to Utah’s PAEMST Finalists

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The following teachers have been named as State Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) in the K-6 Mathematics teaching category. . . . → Read More

Students Improve on Math and Science SAGE Tests

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SALT LAKE CITY – Utah public school students on average improved in mathematics and science and held steady in English language arts (ELA) end-of-level tests in 2016, according to data released today by the Utah State Board of Education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 16, 2016

Utah PTA Reflections Contest artwork/ Education News Roundup

In today’s Education News Roundup: It appears Jordan School District will vote for tax breaks for the Facebook development. There is some national (and local) follow up to the new APT license. What does a $60 million football stadium do for a high school football team … or a high school for that matter? . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 15 – 2016

Map of School Trust Lands in Utah

In today’s ENR: Local and national stories on the new Academic Pathway to Teaching Level 1 License, APT. School board delays decision on $240 million Facebook deal. Granite School District helps refugees get ready for new school year. Treasurer David Damschen Announces Record Earnings from Utah’s Permanent State School Fund. . . . → Read More

Board of Education Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education superintendency staff

In its August 12, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Voted to allow the new Academic Pathway to Teaching Level 1 License rule go into effect following a July 26 public hearing. The Board will look at amending the rule in September and will form a committee of its members to study educator licensing generally. • Directed State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson to begin setting up work groups with education stakeholders as Utah begins putting together its state plan for the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act. • Received a report from the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation noting that there is now funding available to provide vocational rehabilitation services to an additional 2,300 Utahns with disabilities. . . . → Read More