Education News Roundup: June 24, 2015

Tami Pyfer, education advisor for Gov. Gary Herbert.




In today’s ENR: Gov. Gary Herbert’s education advisor, Tami Pyfer, takes to KVNU to discuss the governor’s cooperation on education issues. The Governor himself takes to CBNC to tout Utah’s investment in education. Ed Week looks at the proposed education cuts in the Senate’s budget. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 24. . . . → Read More

Lance Allred Basketball Clinic




WHAT: A basketball clinic for deaf and hard of hearing children, their siblings and youth with disabilities ages 8-18 will be sponsored by and held at the Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Taylorsville, Utah. . . . → Read More

State Board June Meeting Summary




In its June 19, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Approved the appointments of Ogden School District Assessment Director Rich Nye as new Utah State Office of Education associate superintendent for data, assessment, and accountability, and Community Development Corporation of Utah Executive Director Darin Brush as executive director of the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. • Approved the budgets for the Utah State Office of Education, Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. • Mourned the loss of Utah State Board of Education Member C. Mark Openshaw who died, along with his wife and two of this children, in a plane crash in Missouri on June 12. The Board also announced that a scholarship fund named for C. Mark and Amy Openshaw has been set up at Utah Valley University. . . . → Read More