Education News Roundup: Dec. 21 – 2016

Sen. Hillyard (at Cache Valley Daily) and Gov. Herbert (at Utah Policy) each talk about the education budget. Utah students are getting better at math. Uintah School Board will meet tonight and discuss the superintendent’s contract. KUER looks at special education in Utah. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 22 – 2017

Graduation Cap Cupcake

Utah’s High School Graduation Rate Rises to 85 Percent in 2016. REL Study Challenges the Traditional Perception That When Students Drop Out They Leave School Permanently. Commentary: What the Best School Districts Do Right. New study shows variety in teachers’ influences on kids’ futures, and how poorly we measure that. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 17 – 2016

"Graduation Caps" by JMaz Photo/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Utah tech industry group splits school board races into two camps. United Way of Northern Utah receives grant to foster student success. Davis School Board interviews 10 candidates for superintendent of schools. Nation’s high school graduation rate reaches new record high . . . → Read More

New USDB Campus

C. Mark Openshaw Education Center

A ribbon cutting and celebration on Thursday marked the grand opening for a new Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) campus, which includes 10 additional classrooms and state-of-the-art gymnasium and theater facilities in Salt Lake City. . . . → 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

Education News Roundup: Sept. 14 – 2016

In today’s ENR: Southern Utah state school board candidates find common ground on testing, home school, federal overreach. Deaths of 2 Park City boys spark investigation, warning from school district. College Is Still the Promised Land for High-School Students. For Kids, Anxiety About School Can Feel Like ‘Being Chased By A Lion’. . . . → Read More

Board Changes Rule after Listening to Public Comments

A significantly revised rule passed by the Utah State Board of Education on Friday will allow the Board some oversight over the Utah High School Activities Association but stops short of providing any direction over student-athlete transfer policies. . . . → 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 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