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USOE Spring Data Conference

The State Board of Education is now seeking applications for a position on the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Advisory Council. The position is for an individual who has an interest in and knowledge of the needs and education of students who are deaf, blind or deafblind. . . . → Read More

Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay & Video Contest

2015 MLK Flyer Final

The Utah State Office of Education (USOE), Educational Equity Section, invites secondary education students to enter the 31st annual USOE Martin Luther King Jr. Essay & Video Contest in honor of Dr. King’s birthday and lasting legacy. This contest is an opportunity for Utah’s seventh through 12th graders to continue to find new meaning and applications for the legacy Dr. King left to the world in the area of human and civil rights. . . . → Read More

Superintendent Search Narrows to four Finalists

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah State Board of Education’s Superintendent Search Committee today continued the process of selecting a new superintendent of public instruction by inviting representatives from nearly 30 community groups to participate in interviewing several semi-finalists. . . . → Read More

CTE: Preparing Students for College and Career


Career and Technical Education is making a difference in the lives of students throughout Utah and across the nation. CTE provides students with the academic knowledge and technical skills they need to become college and career ready and to compete in a global economy. Utah has talented, skilled, determined, and dedicated educators who are passionate about CTE. . . . → Read More

World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10


September 8-12 is National Suicide Prevention Week. Check out this post from the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health regarding Suicide Prevention Week and the efforts of the Utah Suicide Prevention Coalition. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting

Utah Charter Schools

The State Charter School Board will be meeting Sept. 11. Items on the agenda include, a discussion on Charter School Performance Standards: Academic Performance and Student Engagement and an update on violations of charter agreement specific to third party vendors providing instruction. . . . → Read More

Mohsen Ghaffari, Utah’s 2015 Teacher of the Year

Mohsen Ghaffari

Interim Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joel Coleman announced today that North Star Elementary School fifth grade teacher Mohsen Ghaffari has been named Utah’s 2015 Teacher of the Year. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 4, 2014

"School Supplies ..." by Steven Depolo/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: North Ogden targets truants. Former Gov. Huntsman delivers science supplies to Rose Park Elementary. ENR nominates Deron Williams as new spokesman for Utah public schools. Here he discusses some of the differences between living in New York and Utah: “In Utah, you just send your kids to the first public school in the area because they’re all great.” Internationally, Britain looks to make school tougher. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 4. . . . → Read More

Utah Finalists for Presidential Teaching Award

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Eight Utah teachers have been selected as Utah State finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Megan Black (Granite), Benjamin Gowans (Nebo), Karre Nevarez (Alpine), Britnie Powell (Salt Lake City), Jalyn Kelley (Logan City), April Leder (Alpine), Marsha Newman (J.E. Cosgriff Memorial School), and Renee Wakamatsu (Alpine), were selected as part of a rigorous application process to receive this honor. . . . → Read More