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

2015 Legislative Priorities

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