Education News Roundup: Dec. 7, 2016

Gov. Gary Herbert shakes hands with Granite Park Jr. High students. Photo from Utah Governor Gary Herbert's website.

Gov. Herbert calls for a 4 percent increase in the WPU in his budget proposal. There will be a lot of new committee chairs in the Utah House of Representatives next year. Human Rights Watch releases its report on LGBT student discrimination. Utah was one of the states observed in the report. The Alpine and Ogden school foundations are included among the 50 largest such foundations in the U.S., according to a new report. . . . → 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

Education News Roundup: Dec. 5 – 2016

Trib looks further into Utah charter schools and the state procurement code. Standard looks at the flip-side of graduation rates, dropout rates. Dueling op-eds look at Utah education funding: More needed from Dixie Huefner, John Bennion, Kim Burningham, M. Donald Thomas and Rickie McCandless. Virginia parents sue a school counselor for not disclosing son’s suicidal thoughts to them. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 1 – 2016

A students decorates a tree at the Governor's Mansion.

In today’s ENR: Hillyard looks ahead to new role leading Senate’s Public Education Appropriations Committee. Suspect in custody after Bountiful police respond to ‘active shooter’ at junior high. Davis nurse named Utah School Nurse of the Year. Canyon Creek Elementary uses Skype to chat with kids across the country. . . . → Read More

USTAR Request for Proposals

The USTAR Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available for three-year LEA USTAR grants starting Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. All LEAs are up for application this year so every interested LEA will be applying for the available funding, therefore, it is needless to say that this year’s grant review process is going to be very competitive. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 22 – 2017

Graduation Cap Cupcake

Utah’s High School Graduation Rate Rises to 85 Percent in 2016. REL Study Challenges the Traditional Perception That When Students Drop Out They Leave School Permanently. Commentary: What the Best School Districts Do Right. New study shows variety in teachers’ influences on kids’ futures, and how poorly we measure that. . . . → Read More

Utah 2016 Graduation Rate

– A total of 38,326 students graduated from Utah’s public high schools in 2016 bringing the total high school graduation rate to 85 percent, an increase of 1 percentage point over 2014, according to data released today by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). . . . → Read More

Congrats to Ann-Michelle Neal

Title III Specialist Ann-Michelle Neal received the Distinguished Service Award.

Title III Specialists Ann-Michele Neal received the Distinguished Service Award from the Utah Association of School Psychologists (UASP) for her work with that organization. . . . → Read More