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

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

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

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

Education News Roundup: Oct. 20 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert endorses four candidates for State School Board. There are eight total State School Board races this year. The deadline looms for choosing a new Davis superintendent. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities looks at state spending on education since the great recession. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary




In its October 7, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Made student growth, a 2.5 percent increase in weighted-pupil unit funding, and moving the state to the use of ACT and ACT Aspire tests for secondary assessment as its top three legislative priorities. • Endorsed school funding measure Amendment B on Utah’s November ballot. • Extended SAGE testing in grades 3 – 8 though spring 2018 while the Board considers overall changes in Utah’s statewide assessment and move forward with a new assessment request for proposal. . . . → 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. 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