Education News Roundup: Nov. 21 – 2017

Artwork of sailboats by Canyon View Elementary students.

Two Corner Canyon High students killed in Draper rollover. Teens remembered as kind, caring as hundreds attend vigil. Poll: A Third of Utahns Say They Should Pay More in Taxes to Fund Education. In our opinion: School Bonds evidence Utah support for education. Secondary education homeless students have unique needs. Agency tells schools they must serve kids with disabilities. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 10, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye addresses a conference at San Juan School District. 2016 STEM Innovation Awards recipients announced. Changes proposed in state education standards. Elizabeth Smart & radKIDS On Tuesday’s Access Utah. Gov. Herbert may put eliminating SAGE testing on special session agenda. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 10, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 15, 2016

Flower Collage by Draper Elementary's kindergarten students

In today’s ENR: Governor and Legislature are still discussing a special session on the Governor’s line-item vetoes. Overnight trips for schools could get more expensive if each student is to have a bed of her/his own. Ruling out of California strengthens teacher unions. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 15, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 22, 2016

In today’s ENR: Capacity of State Ed. Departments Waning on Brink of ESSA Rollout For some, cuts may hinder ESSA planning. South Salt Lake City Council debates, effectively tables plan for Granite High property. Provo City School District expands gifted program. Woods Cross students help grant 3-year-old cancer patient’s Disney wish. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 22, 2016. . . . → Read More

Send Your Nominations Today

The public is invited to submit nominations for the Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts and Education. Nominated educators must be licensed in Utah. The deadline for application is April 7, 2016. . . . → Read More

February Meeting Summary

In its February 5, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Supported bills creating the state’s Digital Teaching and Learning Grant Program and giving the Board greater financial accountability in review contracts between school districts and charter schools and third-party vendors. • Updated the state’s physical education standards and moved forward measures to update the elementary mathematics and fine arts standards. • Approved two new charter schools, but denied two other charter applications. . . . → Read More

Send your Comments Today

The Utah Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan is now available for 30 days of public comment. Below are the times and locations for upcoming town hall meetings. Your comments are important to the success of the state’s plan. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 17, 2015

Education News Roundup/ Artwork by fifth grade students at River Heights Elementary

In today’s ENR: Charter Solutions President Lincoln Fillmore will replace Aaron Osmond in the Utah Senate. Better school bus routes sought in San Juan County. Ed Week looks at school spending in the federal budget deal. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 17. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 30, 2015

"Kindergarten Scout" by Mats Eriksson/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Is an expansion of full-day kindergarten in Utah’s future? Gov. Herbert talks about education funding. Governor’s Education Advisor Tami Pyfer discusses education narratives in Utah. It looks like the Pell Grant program is expanding to high school students who want to take college courses in dual enrollment programs. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 30. . . . → Read More