Education News Roundup: Aug. 31. 2015




In today’s ENR: Utah’s Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) results are out and they show improvement. Check out how these U.S. kids react to what other students around the world have for school lunch. Salt Lake City Superintendent McKell Withers announces his retirement. Utah’s Success Academy tops Newsweek’s “Beating the Odds 2015″ list. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 31. . . . → Read More

Utah STEM School Designation Pilot 2015-16




The STEM Action Center and the Utah State Office of Education is pleased to announce the launch of the Utah STEM School Designation Pilot for 2015-2016 school year. You can find the pre-application form and full application materials on the website: http://stem.utah.gov/for-educators/stem-schools-designation/ . . . → Read More

2016 Campaign to Stop Youth Violence




The Office of the Governor and the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice invite you and your students to participate in Utah’s Sixteenth Annual Do the Write Thing Challenge. . . . → Read More

Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee meeting

photo collage of minority students




The Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee will have it’s monthly meeting on Aug. 27. Check out the attached agenda for details. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 26, 2015

Photo by ACT.org




In today’s ENR: This year’s ACT scores are out both locally and nationally. San Juan Record looks at voting rights and the San Juan School Board elections. Cache District looks at a teacher evaluation policy. Utah gets some kudos for its open education resources. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 26. . . . → Read More

Utah ACT Exam Scores




In 2015, 40,629 Utah students – 97 percent of them public school students – took the ACT college entrance exam, a 14 percent increase over 2013, but the state saw a drop in average composite score from 20.8 in 20.2 in that same time period, according to data released today by ACT. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 25, 2015




In today’s ENR: There’s some follow up on Sen. Jackson’s plan for a partisan school board. Weber State looks to increase Hispanic enrollment. Study estimates 10-15 percent of students are chronically absent. The group is looking to push recognition of truancy as a major impediment to student achievement. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 25. . . . → Read More

Constitution Day: Request an Attorney/Judge Today

"Megaphon" by Floeschie/CC/flickr




The fourth annual Constitution Day Teach-In is approaching! Teachers are encouraged to invite a judge/attorney to be a guest speaker for a day. Volunteer speakers will be available to discuss with students the constitution and separation of powers. Constitution Day falls within the week of September 17th, but other dates may be requested. . . . → Read More

Request for Proposals




The Utah State Office of Education is announcing the release of the request for proposals for the Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) Program Grant to the community. . . . → Read More