Announcing the 2012 USOE Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Contest Winners

The 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award winners

On January 12, the Utah State Office of Education honored the winners of the 28th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Contest during a luncheon at the Hilda B. Jones Center in the Granite School District. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup for January 18, 2012

Young student in art class holding up his paint-speckled hands.

Today’s Top Picks: Where will you turn for your Sundance news fix? E Online? Entertainment Tonight? TMZ? Well, ENR will turn to the pages of the Park City High School Prospector. The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program will again be seeking legislative funding this year. Data Quality Campaign says states can do more with academic data they’re gathering. The U.S. is cutting back on science education funding and funding and is losing technology based jobs, a new report says. And the U.S. is cutting back on science education funding and is losing technology based jobs, a new report says. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for January 18. . . . → Read More

Highly Applauded Finnish Education System Emphasizes Public Education Equity Rather Than Choice

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

In recent years, the small country of Finland has been highly touted for its excellent education system. International comparisons of test scores rate Finland among the top nations in the world. Interestingly, the Finnish education system puts the emphasis on principles diametrically opposite to those frequently espoused in the United States . . . → Read More