Education News Roundup: Nov. 16 – 2016

2017 State Radon Poster Contest Winners

There is more follow on the Mountain View High story. With about 10,000 new students next year, Utah needs to scrounge $115 million more. Union Middle School teachers, faculty honored for response to October shooting. Who Could Be Donald Trump’s Education Secretary? . . . → Read More

CTE to Celebrate 100 Years

On February 23, 1917 Congress signed into law the Smith Hughes National Vocational Education Act. This Act funded vocational education in the high schools, the precursor of Career and Technical Education, and began as training for boys in agriculture and the trades of the industrial revolution. Women, in domestic arts (home economics) and business education, were also part of the movement. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 02 – 2016

Reid P. Newey. Photo courtesy of Davis School District office.

Congratulations to Reid Newey on his new appointment as the superintendent of Davis School District. Utah County residents to see 11 school district-level options on election ballot. Utah mom creates toy to help kids learn how to code. The PG-13 Reporters Covering an R-Rated Election. New standards contribute to academic improvement in many states, report asserts. . . . → 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

2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars

Nominations are now open for the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 12 – 2016

In today’s ENR: Legislators Respond To Teacher Needs With Policy Proposals. Fuel Your School Event Brings STEM-Related Resources to the Classroom. Bike Utah Launches Free Bicycle Education Program for Schools Statewide. Education Department Releases Final Teacher Preparation Regulations. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 11 – 2016

Artwork by second grade students at Quail Hollow Elementary

In today’s education headlines: State Board Endorses Ballot Measure That Would Better Fund Schools. Utah State Board of Education October Meeting Summary. Teens in juvenile detention learn to rebuild bikes through new program. Survey shows misplaced mistrust in Utah schools, administrators Does perception match reality in education spending? Here’s How Schools Can Soften The Blow Of Sixth Grade. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 19 – 2016

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Utah’s National Merit scholarship semifinalists. New state superintendent begins statewide ‘Listening Tour’ in Cache Valley. Too big? What an Alpine School District split could be like. Nebraska to study education practices for deaf students. . . . → Read More

Welcome to a New School Year

A new school year brings new classes, new teachers, and new friends. As a new school year begins, now is the time to set goals and develop a Plan for College and Career Readiness. Your school counselor can assist you as you plan your goals. Below is a list of worthy goals to set: . . . → Read More