Education News Roundup: July 5, 2016

Summer Meals Program site at Riverside Park/Education News Roundup.

In today’s ENR: Deseret News profiles Sydnee Dickson. Utah officials are struggling to understand why youth suicide rates have tripled since 2007. New Missouri law requires dyslexia screenings and teacher training on the reading disorder. The best and worst places to be a kid in America. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 5, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 16, 2015

Education News Roundup/4th Grade Parodies of the Scream.

In today’s ENR: KSTU prognosticates a very busy 2016 legislative session. Democrats react to Gov. Herbert’s education budget. So does Prosperity 2020. Utah Foundation surveys business owners about Utah’s workforce. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 16. . . . → Read More

Welcome New Board Members

Six new State Board of Education members were sworn in during the January Board meeting.

Six new State Board of Education members were sworn in during the January Board meeting. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 3, 2014

Allison Riddle, 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year finalist

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to former Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle, who is now also a Horace Mann Award winner. New national report out on teacher pay. Trib localizes it. Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham discusses school funding an charter school funding. Links to these stories and many are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 03. . . . → Read More

ACT STEM Study

ACT today released its annual report on The Condition of STEM. Nationally, the focus of the report is centered on high school graduates who plan to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. . . . → Read More

Utah NCLB flexibility waiver Approved

The U.S. Department of Education today approved a one-year extension of Utah’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), meaning that the state will not have to follow some requirements related to the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). . . . → Read More

State Board October Meeting

The Utah State Board of Education will interview finalists for State Superintendent of Public Instruction on Thursday Oct. 9 and hold their regular meeting Friday, Oct. 10 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. The Board is scheduled to consider hiring a new superintendent on Friday. The complete agenda along with more information about agenda items can be found here. . . . → Read More

Call for Nominees

photo collage of minority students

CMAC will have the following openings as of December 31, 2014. Please refer to the attached letter for details on how to nominate. As you think about names of individuals, you may wish to submit, please read the overview describing CMAC’s mission. . . . → Read More

Joel Coleman appointed as interim Superintendent

Superintendent for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Joel Coleman has been named the interim Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Utah. Coleman, who has served as the USDB superintendent for the past year, will transition into the interim position at the Utah State Office of Education over the next week. He will remain in that position until a permanent superintendent steps in before resuming his position at the USDB. . . . → Read More