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

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

Education News Roundup: August 3 – 2016

Riverside Park Playground/Education News Roundup

In today’s Education News Roundup: St. George Academy charter schools pushes back its opening date. Sen. Stephenson joins former Education Secretary Bill Bennett’s Conservative Leaders for Education group. New report finds Utah high school students are the least likely of any state’s teens to either binge drink or use marijuana. There are, however, states with lower teen use of cocaine and prescription drugs … . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 22, 2016

2016-17 School Calendar/Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: Davis County teacher compares and contrasts schools in Utah and France, where she began her teaching career. New USDA rule on junk food in schools released today. Future U economics professor discusses her study on how schools fire teachers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 22, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 20, 2016

Summer Meals Program/Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: Latest numbers from the Utah Tax Commission show the state’s education fund is in the black. Westlake High parents speak against a move by Alpine School Board members to refuse federal funds in light of the transgender guidance. Jordan School Board approves a bond election for November. Filming begins on Teen Chef Pro. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 20, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 18, 2016

Utah State Board of Education

In today’s ENR: iUTAH’s Summer Research Institute is working with high school students to stimulate interest in science. Lois and Ed Douglas are retiring from Ogden’s Astro Camp after 26 years. New Salt Lake Supt. Lexi Cunningham writes about diversity. Educators are trying to figure out what to say to students about some of the troubling events of this summer. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 18, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 14, 2016

Daniela Bergantz, Age 10. Picture courtesy of PBS.org.

In today’s ENR: Legislators discuss teacher preparation in Utah. Ed Week offers some national perspective on the same issue. Davis Supt. Bryan Bowles announces retirement plans. Reps. Bishop and Chaffetz introduce their public lands bill. Congratulations to Utah’s Daniela Bergantz, state winner of this year’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge with her recipe for American Flag Ravioli in Creamy Garden Sauce. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 14, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 12, 2016

Farm to School Program/ Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: School Children’s Trust Director Tim Donaldson discusses trust management. Rock Canyon Elementary School demolished. GOP platform writers in Cleveland give thumbs down to federal transgender guidance in schools, but thumbs up on use of the Bible as literature in school. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 12, 2016. . . . → Read More

Board & Staff to Use One Name

Utah State Board of Education

The Utah State Board of Education and its office staff will formally discontinue the use of the name “Utah State Office of Education” on July 1, 2016. The State Board voted in April to sunset the use of “Utah State Office of Education” to eliminate confusion that there are two entities with potentially competing policy positions. Effective immediately, elected officials of the Board and their staff will be referred to as the Utah State Board of Education. . . . → Read More