Utah Leaders Ask President

School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration /Education News Roundup




SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s new Bears Ears National Monument captures more than 100,000 acres of non-public land held in trust for public schools, and state leaders are asking President Barack Obama to promptly address the issue by making Utah’s school children whole through an exchange of comparable lands. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 19, 2016

"Radial Snowflakes" by fifth grade students at Lone Peak Elementary.




In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education’s action involving the Utah High School Activities Association is still being discussed. Horizonte expands its scholarship program. Congratulations to the Davis and Duchesne school districts for being named to the AP Honor Roll. Gov. Herbert: 2017 budget will focus on education. . . . → Read More

DEQ Awarded Over $6M




Utah’s air is about to get cleaner thanks to the to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) successful bid for national air-quality grants that will retrofit vehicles, buy cleaner school buses and help families repair or replace older vehicles that fail emissions testing in Cache County. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting




The Utah State Charter School Board will hold its next meeting on December 8, 2016. This meeting will be streamed live at https://uvc.uen.net/videos/channel/112/ . . . → Read More

Charter School Board Meeting Agenda




Utah State Charter School Board Meeting Agenda for Nov. 10, 2016. Note: Additional information about agenda items is available at http://www.schools.utah.gov/charterschools/State-Board/2016/November.aspx. This meeting will be streamed live at https://uvc.uen.net/videos/channel/112/. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary




In its October 7, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Made student growth, a 2.5 percent increase in weighted-pupil unit funding, and moving the state to the use of ACT and ACT Aspire tests for secondary assessment as its top three legislative priorities. • Endorsed school funding measure Amendment B on Utah’s November ballot. • Extended SAGE testing in grades 3 – 8 though spring 2018 while the Board considers overall changes in Utah’s statewide assessment and move forward with a new assessment request for proposal. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 12 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Legislators Respond To Teacher Needs With Policy Proposals. Fuel Your School Event Brings STEM-Related Resources to the Classroom. Bike Utah Launches Free Bicycle Education Program for Schools Statewide. Education Department Releases Final Teacher Preparation Regulations. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 11 – 2016

Artwork by second grade students at Quail Hollow Elementary




In today’s education headlines: State Board Endorses Ballot Measure That Would Better Fund Schools. Utah State Board of Education October Meeting Summary. Teens in juvenile detention learn to rebuild bikes through new program. Survey shows misplaced mistrust in Utah schools, administrators Does perception match reality in education spending? Here’s How Schools Can Soften The Blow Of Sixth Grade. . . . → Read More

New USDB Campus

C. Mark Openshaw Education Center




A ribbon cutting and celebration on Thursday marked the grand opening for a new Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) campus, which includes 10 additional classrooms and state-of-the-art gymnasium and theater facilities in Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More