Education News Roundup: May 27, 2015

The Cottonwood High School MESA team competes on the object relocation task during the MESA State Competition.

In today’s ENR: Federal appeals court upholds the temporary halt on President Obama’s immigration plan. Huffington Post looks at last week’s study from the U on disproportionate referral rates for American Indian students in Utah. Utah Policy’s Bob Bernick goes over the state of Utah’s finances and taxes. OECD release its report on the 35 million people ages 16 to 29 — including one in six Americans — who aren’t in school or employed. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 27. . . . → Read More

Healthy STEM 5K Run

Healthy STEM 5K Flyer

This 5K event is designed for students, parents, and educators to come and engage in Healthy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) experiences with the community. Participants will receive one of several prizes which may include: Healthy STEM shoe laces, Healthy STEM jump rope, Healthy STEM t-shirt or water bottle. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 26, 2015

Carrie Trenholm was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement in Arts Education award at the Sorenson Legacy Awards.

In today’s ENR: Standard catches up on Thursday’s interim meeting on the future of public education in Utah. Rich Kendell discusses Utah Core Standards. Standards reviews the International Baccalaureate program at Ogden High. Trib looks at the new Roots Charter High School. And the National Spelling Bee begins tomorrow. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 26. . . . → Read More

2015 MESA State Competition

2015 MESA State Competition high school teams.

Students from across Utah competed in the 2015 MESA State Competition this month. The annual event, which is held in conjunction with USU Physics Day at Lagoon, had a total of eight high schools and three middle schools teams participate. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 22, 2105

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In today’s ENR: Rep. Jon Cox floats a bill that would make the state superintendent an elected position and the state board a gubernatorial appointment. BYU and USOE team up to train technology and engineering teachers. Logan elementary students get some programming practice. The U releases a study of student discipline involving American Indian students in Utah. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 22. . . . → Read More

Openings on the UPPAC

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State Superintendent Brad Smith is soliciting nominations for positions on the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission. Four positions are open for three-year terms beginning on July 1, 2015. All positions may be filled by licensed educators. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 21, 2015

2015 Living Traditions Festival School Day Program.

In today’s ENR: Education Interim Committee takes up Utah’s expected school population growth. U.S. Census report confirms it: Utah is growing. The Standard looks at a new math program in Utah elementary schools and KSL at a reading program in Midvale. Congratulations to the entire 2015 graduating class of Water Canyon School: Mr. Danny Jessop. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 21. . . . → Read More

2015 Utah State Safety Skills Competition

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Thank you and congratulations to all participants of the 2015 Utah State Safety Skills Competition. A total of 18 school bus drivers competed in the event held at Alpine School District this month. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 20, 2015

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In today’s ENR: The proposed middle school science standards get one last public hearing in Salt Lake. John Glenn, by the way, puts in a good word for teaching evolution in schools. D-News looks at the StepUP READY grant program. Standard looks at credit recovery programs ahead of high school graduation. Utah gets some kudos as the U.S. Senate looks at open education resources. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 20. . . . → Read More