Education News Roundup: June 27, 2016

Northwest Middle School students Karina and Jasmine Rubalcava.

In today’s ENR: Utah has 45 new locations to provide free summer meals for children 18 and under. Meet the 14-year-old twin sisters who represented Utah’s middle school team at the MESA national engineering competition. The “Sky is not falling with new route to teacher licensing” a commentary by Cynthia Phillips on the recently approved ” Academic Path to Teaching program.” Timpview High School gets familiar face as new principal. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 27, 2016. . . . → Read More

Bringing the Farm to Summer Meals


The USDA’s Summer Food Service Program aims to provide low-income meals to children when school is not in session. In an effort to raise awareness about our local summer meals program, encourage participation, and create a fun event for children, the Dairy Council of Utah/Nevada, The Utah State Office of Education, and Utahns Against Hunger have come together to create a fun nutrition and agriculture experience for kids as part of the Summer Meals Program. . . . → Read More

Update: Regional Public Input Meetings


The Utah State Board of Education has approved the release of the secondary social studies standards for 90- day public comment. The draft is attached. Your feedback is welcome and encouraged. Please read the standards and provide your comments in the corresponding surveys below. . . . → Read More

Sydnee Dickson Named as Utah’s State Superintendent


The Utah State Board of Education unanimously selected veteran educator Sydnee Dickson as the next State Superintendent of Public Instruction on Thursday, June 23, 2016. . . . → Read More

MESA USA Competition

MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition

Teams of middle and high school students from across nine states will compete to design a prosthetic arm that can complete a variety of tasks during an event held at Weber State University, June 24 and 25. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 21, 2016

Student Tutoring Achievement for Reading (STAR) manuals.

In today’s ENR: UEA is helping Gov. Herbert’s reelection effort. Gov. Herbert also touts education as the key to Utah’s tech future. South Dakota wins on Common Core lawsuit filed there. Tennessee looks at online test issues in every state. Utah comes out with few problems. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 21, 2016. . . . → Read More

State Superintendent Finalist Interviews


The Utah State Board of Education will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 23 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. The complete agenda can be found here. The meeting – with the exception of the two executive sessions – will be streamed live here. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 20, 2016

Utah School Districts

In today’s ENR: D-News looks at education funding in Utah. Trib looks at what it’s like being a transgendered student in Utah. D-News catches up on the changes at the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. Mark Bouchard offers some interesting proposals for education governance in Utah. NPR takes a look at lesson study. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 20, 2016. . . . → Read More

Free Summer Meals

Summer Food Service Program

The Summer Food Service Program 2016 is in full swing offering breakfast, lunch, snacks or dinner for all children 18 years old and younger. The program, which has been around since 1975, aims to fill the meal gaps that are left when schools are out for the summer. . . . → Read More