Education News Roundup: Oct. 05 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Weinholtz, Herbert disagree on tax increase for education. Herbert, Weinholtz Talk Education In Hinckley Forum. Social media fueling creepy clown hype in Utah, police say. The SafeUT app is working — and growing. Make sure it’s fully funded in 2017. New Teachers Make Up a Significant Segment of Profession. . . . → Read More

Meeting Agenda for October 6 – 7

Utah State Board of Education




The Utah State Board of Education will meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new C. Mark Openshaw Education Center, 1655 E 3300 South, Salt Lake City, on Thursday, October 6 beginning at 1 p.m. and hold committee meetings beginning at 5:45 p.m. at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

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

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

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

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

Education News Roundup: Sept. 14 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Southern Utah state school board candidates find common ground on testing, home school, federal overreach. Deaths of 2 Park City boys spark investigation, warning from school district. College Is Still the Promised Land for High-School Students. For Kids, Anxiety About School Can Feel Like ‘Being Chased By A Lion’. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 13 – 2016

Artwork by students at Butler Middle School/ Canyons SD




In today’s ENR: Report: Half of Utah students who report using alcohol are also vaping. State school board debate series starts in Ivins. USU hosts inaugural Girls in Aviation Day at Logan-Cache Airport. 3,500 Acrea of Utah Trust Land at auction to benefit Public Schools. . . . → Read More