Education News Roundup: Jan. 28, 2016

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert at the State of the State address: “If you remember nothing else from my message this evening, remember this: Education is the most important investment we can make in Utah’s future.” And the most followed Tweet from the address? “Education is the most important investment we can make in Utah’s future. #SOTS #uted #utpol” School gun safety bill advances. Links to these stories and many more are in today’s education News Roundup for Jan. 28. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 27, 2016

In today’s ENR: The Governor will be offering his State of the State address. AP reports that education funding will be a focus. Rep. Briscoe also is seeking education funding. Public Education Appropriations looks to shore up charter school funding. However, the latest report released today still shows Utah at the bottom of the pack in per-pupil funding. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 27, 2016. . . . → Read More

Send your Comments Today

The Utah Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan is now available for 30 days of public comment. Below are the times and locations for upcoming town hall meetings. Your comments are important to the success of the state’s plan. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 26, 2016

Utah State Board of Education Member Dave Thomas, District 4

In today’s ENR: Speaker Hughes discusses the legislative session. Poll finds support for early childhood education in Utah. Utah State Board of Education First Vic Chair Thomas makes his case for limiting the state’s education fund surplus to K-12. Ed Week presents a bevy of reports on teacher recruitment. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 26, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 25, 2016

Utah State Legislature

In today’s ENR: The Legislature begins. On the plus side, there are now only 44 more days left in the session. Trib looks at who’s donating to legislators, including education groups. Penn professor writes that it isn’t Common Core that’s dictating curriculum in the nation’s schools; it’s the NCAA. Acting Secretary King discusses standardized testing. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 25. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 22, 2016

In today’s ENR: Trib poll finds support weak for a 1:1 initiative in schools. Utah is the sixth fastest growing state, with the lion’s share of growth coming from births, not in-migration. Zions Bank CEO Scott Anderson calls for more education funding. Ed Week looks at some of the comments on ESSA rules. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 22. . . . → Read More

Social Studies Professional Learning Series

Utah State Office of Education Logo

The Social Studies Professional Learning Series was a hit last summer— join US this February for another round of well-received professional development courses! . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 21, 2016

In today’s ENR: Reps. Bishop and Chaffetz put out a discussion draft of a public lands initiative. It includes provisions dealing with SITLA. Democrats in the Legislature are lining up to end the public ed/higher ed sharing of income tax funds and revert it all back to public ed. Utah launches the SafeUT mobile app, which puts students in contact with trained counselors at the tap of a smartphone screen. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 21. . . . → Read More

SafeUT Crisis & Safety Tipline Unveiled

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, State Senator Daniel Thatcher and representatives from the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI), Utah Office of Education, and the School Safety and Crisis Line Commission today unveiled the SafeUT Crisis & Safety Tipline for Utah students. . . . → Read More