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

2016 SAGE Results




– More Utah students gained proficiency in math and science while English language arts proficiency levels held steady, according to results from 2016 Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) annual assessment released by the Utah State Board of Education. However, due to a technicality in the state law governing school grading, fewer Utah schools earned grades of A or B. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 13 – 2016

Artwork by students at Butler Middle School/ Canyons SD




In today’s ENR: Report: Half of Utah students who report using alcohol are also vaping. State school board debate series starts in Ivins. USU hosts inaugural Girls in Aviation Day at Logan-Cache Airport. 3,500 Acrea of Utah Trust Land at auction to benefit Public Schools. . . . → Read More

September Meeting Summary




In its September 9, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Preliminarily approved an amended new rule giving the Board some oversight to the Utah High School Activities Association, but not dealing with student athlete transfer. . . . → Read More

Board to Recommend Legislative Changes




The Utah State Board of Education will recommend considerable changes for the state’s assessment and accountability system to the Utah Legislature later this month, after voting Friday to affirm a framework proposal made by a Board task force. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 8 – 2016

"Turn your imagination on" by Ethan Weaver, Jordan School District.




In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert anticipates no tax increase for education. A lobbyist group hopes to put a tax increase for education on the ballot. Sen. Urquhart, a member of the Senate Education Committee and Education Interim Committee, resigns. Sen. Urquhart, a member of the Senate Education Committee and Education Interim Committee, resigns. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Meeting Agenda for September




The Utah State Board of Education will hold a study session, meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and hold committee meetings beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, and meet as a full Board on Friday, September 9 beginning at 8 a.m., at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. Highlights of this month’s meeting include: . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 6 – 2016

Living Traditions Festival School Day Program/Education News Roundup




In today’s Education News Roundup: Congratulations to Utah’s Math and Science Presidential Teaching Award finalists. State School Board of Education member Stan Lockhart was named a finalists for the commissioner of technical education position. Jordan School District revamps school bond, gains supporters. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 26, 2016

"Let your Imagination Fly" by Olivia Hill, first grader at Granite School District.




In today’s ENR: There continues to be follow up on the Facebook tax break story. Congratulations to this year’s Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching winners. KSTU looks at Utah’s vaccination opt-out rate. States with high standardized testing opt-out rates are awaiting word on possible federal penalties. . . . → Read More