Education News Roundup: Oct. 22, 2014

2013 Healthy STEM 5K and STEM Fair

In today’s ENR: Legislative audit finds a high recidivism rate in Utah’s juvenile justice system. New CDC report shows 4.4 percent of Utah’s kindergarteners (or 2,406 kids) weren’t immunized during the 2013-14 school year. That’s quite a bit above the national median of 1.8 percent, but quite a bit below some of our neighboring states, e.g., Idaho at 6.4 and Oregon at (a nation leading) 7.1 percent. Park Records looks at incoming State Superintendent Brad Smith. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 22 . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 21, 2014

SAGE Brochure

In today’s ENR: Trib takes a closer look at SAGE scores due out Monday. Hello? Anyone out there want to be a teacher? Anyone? Anyone at all? Pornography Education Pilot Project Launches in Taylorsville. AT&T surprises 162 Salt Lake teachers by funding their DonorsChoose.org projects. Jazz Take Nearly 200 Students on Field Trip to Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 21. . . . → Read More

CMAC’s October Meeting Agenda

photo collage of minority students

The Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC) will meet Oct. 23 at Utah State Office of Education from noon to 2 p.m. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 17, 2014

In today’s news roundup: NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia warns on standardized testing. Utah State Board of Education lists its budget priorities. Reps. Brian King and Daniel McCay discuss Superintendent Smith. The Spectrum takes a look at homeless students in Washington County. When spending quality time with the kids, be sure to use quality words … or at least so says a new study. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks out on education inequality. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 16, 2014

"Turning Leaves" by TomKellyPhoto/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Rep. Greene proposes education savings account plan. Davis earns district accreditation. Weber District opens a safety hotline. Nationally, is there too much standardized testing? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 16. . . . → Read More

2015 Legislative Priorities

Utah State Board of Education

At the top of the Utah State Board of Education’s 2015 budget priority list is a $122.5 million expectation that the Legislature will fully fund the expected growth in Utah public schools and increase the weighted-pupil unit by 1.5 percent to match the inflation rate. . . . → Read More

Updated AP and SAT Results

Newsrelease

This Oct. 8 release is being resent with corrected information. College Board inadvertently left three Utah schools off of the AP/SAT report it sent to the Utah State Office of Education. With the new information, Churchill Jr. High School, Holladay, is now recognized as fourth highest passing rate for AP in the state. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 15, 2014

Education News Roundup for September 22_"Color Markers" by Carlos Lorenzo/flickr

In today’s ENR: Education was one of the focal points in last night’s debate between Mia Love and Doug Owens. Former Davis Superintendent Rich Kendall wonders why education funding debates don’t play a bigger part in Utah politics. Washington School Board discusses the district’s new schedule. National School Boards Association cuts its ties with big tobacco. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 15. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 14, 2014

Superintendent Brad Smith

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education picks Ogden Superintendent Brad Smith as new State Superintendent. Utah’s budget surplus appears to be growing. USOE seeks help in handling charter school growth. Who will be the new head of the U.S. Senate education committee? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 14. . . . → Read More