Education News Roundup: Sept. 30 – 2016

In today’s Education News Roundup: Gov. Gary Herbert to seek $400 million more for schools in next budget. Former employee charged with defrauding Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. New U. research center seeking solutions for refugees. On-time high school graduation rate in Virginia tops 91 percent. . . . → Read More

Native American Student Leadership Conference:

Thank you to everyone who attended the Native American Student Leadership Conference: Achievement, Culture & Leadership through (Science, Technology, Engineer and Mathematics) STEM. The annual event is an effort to expose students to higher education opportunities and help them build leadership skills. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 27 – 2016

Student art at the State Board of Education office.

In today’s Education News Roundup: Program offers college scholarships to west-side youths. Utah launches program to train high school students in medical manufacturing. Sen. Karen Mayne Urges School Nurse Funding Boost. U.S. Department of Education Awards $5 Million to Recruit, Train and Support Teachers to Focus on Rural Communities. . . . → Read More

Do the Write Thing Challenge

"Megaphon" by Floeschie/CC/flickr

The Office of Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice invite seventh and eighth grade students to participate in the seventeenth annual Do the Write Thing Challenge aimed at combating youth violence in homes, schools and neighborhoods. . . . → Read More

Health & P.E. Endorsement

The endorsement courses below are being offered June of 2017. Utah State Board of Education (USBE) provides professional development for essential pedagogy classes every June. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 19 – 2016

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Utah’s National Merit scholarship semifinalists. New state superintendent begins statewide ‘Listening Tour’ in Cache Valley. Too big? What an Alpine School District split could be like. Nebraska to study education practices for deaf students. . . . → Read More

Welcome to a New School Year

A new school year brings new classes, new teachers, and new friends. As a new school year begins, now is the time to set goals and develop a Plan for College and Career Readiness. Your school counselor can assist you as you plan your goals. Below is a list of worthy goals to set: . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 15 – 2016

In today’s education headlines: The 2016 Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) results were released today. The investigation continues on the death of two Park City School District students. “Utah Voters Say Education is Top Priority for State Spending,” according to a Utah Foundation research brief. The latest headlines on the Utah State Board of Education elections. . . . → Read More

2016 SAGE Results

– More Utah students gained proficiency in math and science while English language arts proficiency levels held steady, according to results from 2016 Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) annual assessment released by the Utah State Board of Education. However, due to a technicality in the state law governing school grading, fewer Utah schools earned grades of A or B. . . . → Read More