CTE to Celebrate 100 Years




On February 23, 1917 Congress signed into law the Smith Hughes National Vocational Education Act. This Act funded vocational education in the high schools, the precursor of Career and Technical Education, and began as training for boys in agriculture and the trades of the industrial revolution. Women, in domestic arts (home economics) and business education, were also part of the movement. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 15 – 2016

Statewide E.Y.E. (Entry Years Enhancement) Coordinators meeting at the Utah State Board of Education office.




Utahns Overwhelmingly Want Better Funded Schools. Five students stabbed in Mountain View High School locker room. Orem Elementary School honors custodian for service in armed forces. ACT Offers First Accommodations for English-Language Learners. . . . → Read More

Schools Add 10,580 Students




Utah’s public schools added 10,580 students this school year bringing the total enrollment count to 644,476, according to data released today by the Utah State Board of Education. This represents a 1.67 percent increase over last year’s enrollment of 633,896. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 09 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Early results show voters approving Jordan, Alpine school bonds. Unofficial results: Alpine, Jordan district voters approve $630M in school bonds. Utah voters complete purge of state school board incumbents, early results show. Voters approve amendment to send more state land money to Utah schools. Education Mattered in 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 08 – 2017

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In today’s ENR: The Tribune and KUTV look at the latest charter school enrollment numbers. The Big Education Races To Watch On Election Day. The education policies Americans will vote on this Tuesday. The U.S. elections quiz. How much do — and don’t — you know? . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 07 – 2016

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In today’s ENR: Conference gives girls hands-on learning experience in STEM fields. $630 million in school funding hinges on Jordan, Alpine district voters. Utah State Board of Education November Meeting Summary. Why Most Parents Home School: Safety, Drugs, and Peer Pressure, Study Finds. Trump-Clinton? Charter Schools Are the Big Issue on Massachusetts’ Ballot . . . → Read More

November Meeting Summary




n its November 4, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Gave preliminary approval to an amended rule dealing with public school participation in organizations like the Utah High School Activities Association. Approved Digital Teaching and Learning grants for four school districts and two charter schools. Reviewed student enrollment numbers from the October 1 head count conducted in Utah public schools. . . . → Read More

USBE November Agenda




The Utah State Board of Education will hold a training session, a study session meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and hold committee meetings beginning at 2:15 p.m. at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. . . . → Read More

More Utah Students Take AP Exams

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A total of 25,142 Utah public school students – 6 percent overall increase from 2015 – took a total of 38,685 advanced placement (AP) exams in 2016. 66 percent of Utah public schools students earned scores of 3, 4, or 5, good enough to earn college credit, on those exams, according to College Board data. Nationally, just 55.9 percent of public school students scored a 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams in 2016, College Board noted. . . . → Read More