Education News Roundup: Aug. 24 – 2016

"Fly to be Free" by Kal Jo, grade 2/Provo School District.




In today’s Education News Roundup: This year’s ACT scores are released. Utah maintains status quo, national scores drop as more students take the test. The Facebook tax break is off the table. KUTV looks at injuries at schools. Tribune editorial board sticks up for SAGE testing. . . . → Read More

Utah ACT Composite Scores




In 2016 39,824 Utah students – which includes all public school students – took the ACT college entrance exam and posted an average score of 20.2, the same average score as was posted in 2015, according to data released today by ACT. Nationally, composite scores dropped from 21.0 in 2015 to 20.8 in 2016. . . . → Read More

Students Improve on Math and Science SAGE Tests




SALT LAKE CITY – Utah public school students on average improved in mathematics and science and held steady in English language arts (ELA) end-of-level tests in 2016, according to data released today by the Utah State Board of Education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 16, 2016

Utah PTA Reflections Contest artwork/ Education News Roundup




In today’s Education News Roundup: It appears Jordan School District will vote for tax breaks for the Facebook development. There is some national (and local) follow up to the new APT license. What does a $60 million football stadium do for a high school football team … or a high school for that matter? . . . → Read More

Board of Education Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education superintendency staff




In its August 12, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Voted to allow the new Academic Pathway to Teaching Level 1 License rule go into effect following a July 26 public hearing. The Board will look at amending the rule in September and will form a committee of its members to study educator licensing generally. • Directed State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson to begin setting up work groups with education stakeholders as Utah begins putting together its state plan for the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act. • Received a report from the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation noting that there is now funding available to provide vocational rehabilitation services to an additional 2,300 Utahns with disabilities. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 12 – 2016

Utah History Day national team members, Wendy Rex Atzet, program organizer and Board Member Laura Belnap (Brown shirt) pose for a picture at the Utah State Board of Education office.




In today’s Education News Roundup: Weber District discusses needs for its tax increase. The transgender bathroom guidance issue goes to court in Texas today. CDC reports on the levels of violence directed at gay high school students. Idaho delays submitting new science standards. Links to these story and many more are in the ENR. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 10 – 2016

Child Nutrition Programs' Team Up for Success Training/Education News Roundup




In today’s Education News Roundup: Provo and Washington districts raise taxes. D-News reports on other districts considering the move. Emery District is looking for more substitute teachers. Columbia University takes a look at who’s part of the opt-out movement. Illinois now requires driver education programs to offer instruction on what to do when you’re pulled over by the police. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 9 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Sen. Stephenson is part of the National Conference of State Legislatures group that issued a report today on what to glean from top country education systems. Weber School District considers a tax increase. Former Chairman Burningham discusses the future of Utah State Board of Education elections. New study finds teacher salaries lagging compared to other careers with similar education requirements. . . . → Read More

Board of Education Meeting Agenda for August




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 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, and meet as a full Board on Friday, August 12 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