Congratulations to Team Jedi

Team Jedi won first-place Champions Award at the Fifth Annual FIRST LEGO League State Championship. LtoR: Allison Drennan, Kim Drennan,
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The Utah State Board of Education recognized the Fifth Annual FIRST LEGO League State Championship winners during its March meeting. Team Jedi took the first-place Champions Award at the competition in January, which drew more than 290 teams. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 5, 2105

"Street Signs and Symmetry" by second grade students at Summit Academy.

In today’s ENR: The future of the Utah State Board of Education: Partisan? Nonpartisan? Appointed? Sen. Millner’s math bill advances. Alpine Superintendent Vern Henshaw announces his retirement. Davis considers a bond election for new schools. Rep. Kline hopes to schedule a new vote on the ESEA rewrite the week of March 16. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 5. . . . → Read More

Utah Pathfinder

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Have you heard the news? Utah Career and Technical Education has launched an online tool to assist secondary and postsecondary students in searching for a career. “Utah Pathfinder” is a method of searching for a career that fits a student’s interest and lifestyle and allows him/her to build academic and CTE courses around those interests. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 4, 2015

Six new State Board of Education members were sworn in during the January Board meeting.

In today’s ENR: Legislature still debating what to do about the election/appointment of Utah State Board of Education. Parental rights bill advances. As does a student privacy bill. Will Utah 8th graders have a gun safety class in school? Logan interviews superintendent finalists. Park City junior high teachers create math videos. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 4. . . . → Read More

Utah STEM Expo 2015

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Beehive Science and Technology Academy (BSTA) invites you to Utah STEM Expo 2015. The STEM Expo will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 3, 2015

Granite Park Jr. High students take selfies with Gov. Gary Herbert during his visit to the school on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Tami Pyfer.

In today’s ENR: Student data collection bill advances. Gov. Herbert is looking for a 90 percent high school graduation rate in Utah. Those of you who like to hang out at the intersection of mass media/social media and education stories may find this piece on Common Core and Twitter interesting. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 3, 2015. . . . → Read More

State Board March Meeting Agenda

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The Utah State Board of Education will hold a study session and its committees on Thursday, March 5 and its full Board meeting on Friday, March 6 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 2, 2015

Charter School Day at the capitol

In today’s ENR: Poll finds Utahns support Gov. Herbert’s call for more education funding. Public ed groups rally for support at the Capitol. Trib looks at charter school funding. Just getting to school in San Juan District is challenging these days. Former Utah State Board of Education Member Keith Buswell discusses education and road funding in Utah. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 2. . . . → Read More

Deadline Approaches: Magna Carta Competitions

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Utah State Bar Celebrates Magna Carta Anniversary with Essay Competition What’s so great about the great charter 800 years later?

Eight hundred years ago, in a grassy meadow at Runnymede, England, rebellious barons presented a list of remedies of long-held grievances to King John. The resulting agreement was a practical solution to a political crisis . . . → Read More