Education News Roundup: Dec. 22 – 2016




Education efforts help boost Utah to No. 14 on the Bloomberg innovative states list. Uintah School Board postpones decision on its superintendent until the new Board is seated. Legislators take a look at the use of technology in a Davis classroom. The key to getting your kids to get their homework done is … Batman? . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 21 – 2016




Sen. Hillyard (at Cache Valley Daily) and Gov. Herbert (at Utah Policy) each talk about the education budget. Utah students are getting better at math. Uintah School Board will meet tonight and discuss the superintendent’s contract. KUER looks at special education in Utah. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 20 – 2016

"1st Grade Penguins" by Lone Peak Elementary students.




Utah Business looks at the new APT licensing rule. KSL looks into how Northwest Middle School is recruiting and retaining its teachers. Sen. Hillyard discusses partisan state school board elections. New Census report shows Utah is the fastest growing state in the nation. . . . → 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

Education News Roundup: Dec. 14 – 2016




In today’s ENR: State Auditor looks at what underfunded pensions are costing Utah’s public schools. PoliceOne takes a look at a Centerville first responder who was called to a shooting incident at his son’s school. Utah Policy’s Bob Bernick notes that there are already 970 bills being prepared for the upcoming legislative session. . . . → Read More

Mark Huntsman, USBE Chairman

Mark Huntsman, (Left) being sworn in to the State Board in 2014.




Fillmore resident and businessman Mark Huntsman was elected Friday as the chair of the Utah State Board of Education for a one-year term beginning in January 2017. Huntsman, first elected to the State Board in 2014, will be joined by Terryl Warner, Brittney Cummins and Alisa Ellis as vice chairs, rounding out a leadership team with broad expertise and diverse knowledge. . . . → Read More

State Board Meeting Summary




In its December 9, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Elected Mark Huntsman as the next chairman and elected Terryl Warner, Brittney Cummins, and Alisa Ellis as first, second, and third vice chairs respectively. • Adopted the Board’s Charter School Task Force recommendations seeking to clarify the governing roles of the Utah State Board of Education and the Utah State Charter School Board. • Adopted a resolution seeking a single, coherent school accountability system in the state. . . . → 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

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