Education News Roundup: Oct. 21 – 2016

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In today’s ENR: NEA president tells Utah teachers to ‘proceed until apprehended,’ calls school board elections the most important in the state. Auction nets $5.5M for Utah schools, sells off part of land in Bears Ears struggle. New Website Aims to Keep Kids Alcohol Free. School district requires $15 background checks for all visitors — including parents. Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 20 – 2016


In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert endorses four candidates for State School Board. There are eight total State School Board races this year. The deadline looms for choosing a new Davis superintendent. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities looks at state spending on education since the great recession. . . . → Read More

Home Hosts Needed

"Megaphon" by Floeschie/CC/flickr

Eighteen high school students from Madrid, Spain are coming to Utah for two weeks next month. They are English students from a prestigious high school in Madrid, Colegio Villalkor. We need to find home hosts willing to take them into their homes for the two weeks they are here, from November 12 – 26. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 17 – 2016

"Graduation Caps" by JMaz Photo/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Utah tech industry group splits school board races into two camps. United Way of Northern Utah receives grant to foster student success. Davis School Board interviews 10 candidates for superintendent of schools. Nation’s high school graduation rate reaches new record high . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 13 – 2016

Edith Bowen Laboratory School website image.

In today’s ENR: Edith Bowen Laboratory School recognized as one of the top in the country. Utah House Democrats plan to roll out education policies in 2017. Ensuring Equity Across Rural Schools. What U.S. public education might look like with a Clinton or Trump. . . . → Read More

Board Endorses Ballot Measure


The Utah State Board of Education voted Friday to support Utah Constitutional Amendment B, a ballot measure that if approved by voters in November would increase and stabilize the distribution from the permanent State School Fund through the School LAND Trust program. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary


In its October 7, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Made student growth, a 2.5 percent increase in weighted-pupil unit funding, and moving the state to the use of ACT and ACT Aspire tests for secondary assessment as its top three legislative priorities. • Endorsed school funding measure Amendment B on Utah’s November ballot. • Extended SAGE testing in grades 3 – 8 though spring 2018 while the Board considers overall changes in Utah’s statewide assessment and move forward with a new assessment request for proposal. . . . → Read More

2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars

McKayla Hendricks, senior at Bountiful High School.

Nominations are now open for the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 12 – 2016


In today’s ENR: Legislators Respond To Teacher Needs With Policy Proposals. Fuel Your School Event Brings STEM-Related Resources to the Classroom. Bike Utah Launches Free Bicycle Education Program for Schools Statewide. Education Department Releases Final Teacher Preparation Regulations. . . . → Read More