Education News Roundup: April 24, 2015

"For My Teacher" by Todd Petrie/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Utah’s draft update to middle school science standards gets a first public hearing in St. George. Sen. Osmond’s equalization bill gets a middling thumbs up in a poll. New study from Ballotpedia shows Utah local school board candidates who are opposed in elections do about as well (70.37 percent success rate) as their incumbent peers who are opposed in other states (70.89 percent success rate). New ACT study finds less interest among high school students in becoming teachers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 24. . . . → Read More

Utah STEM Expo 2015


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: April 23, 2015

"Graduation Caps" by JMaz Photo/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Two Cache School District schools cancel classes because of water contamination. A report from the Utah State Auditor’s office looks at college readiness. “A Tennessee dad gives a whole new meaning to helicopter parenting.” The Trib looks into SAGE opt out numbers as end-of-year testing begins. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 23. . . . → Read More

CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards

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SALT LAKE CITY— On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the 29th Annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships and Tuition Awards Banquet will take place at Salt Lake Community College. This banquet is a longstanding tradition used to honor CTE students throughout the state who have been selected to receive a scholarship and tuition award from a postsecondary institution in Utah. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 22, 2015

2015 USOE Data Conference

In today’s ENR: “Why children with ADHD need to wiggle during class.” A program evaluation specialist shares tips on how parents can help students “take the stress out of tests.” Eight things teachers want you to know about them. Tennessee students may have to take a citizenship test to graduate. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 22. . . . → Read More

Virtual Healthcare Interactive: Mother-Infant


On Thursday, April 23, 2015, Utah Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school students across the state of Utah will participate in a Virtual Healthcare Interactive (VHI) live broadcast, in partnership with the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) and Intermountain Healthcare. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 21, 2015

Starry Night Group project by Hawthorn Academy's second grade students.

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education seeking public comment on science standards. Utah school helps teenagers with autism gain independence. Maple Mountain High wins science state title. Op-ed: ‘Promise Partnership’ builds on common interests to help children. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 21. . . . → Read More

Saturday Studio Seminars

Christelle Estrada, Secondary Language Arts Specialist

For five years Saturday Studio Seminars have been a collaborative and creative space where educators from across the state come together for three Saturdays in the fall to learn with each other and then re-design instruction to use immediately in the classroom. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 20, 2015


In today’s ENR: The State Board of Education wants to hear your comments on the Draft Utah Core Science Standards for grades 6-8. Congratulations to Heritage Elementary on receiving a STEM grant. Talking about math to preschool children at the dinner table can improve their grasp of the subject, a new study says. See if any Utah high school made the Washington Post’ “Most Challenging High Schools national top 25 list for 2015?” Link to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 20. . . . → Read More