Good Luck to Utah TSA Members




Utah Technology Student Association members have arrived in Nashville, Tennessee to attend the 38th annual 2016 National TSA Conference, June 28 through July 2. During the conference over 65 middle school and high school technology-based student competitions will be held, based on principles and concepts learned through projects during the school year in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. . . . → Read More

State Board Meeting Summary




In its April 15, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Heard a progress report on the appointment of a new State Superintendent of Public Instruction. • Agreed to form a steering committee to look at a new contractor for state SAGE assessments. • Adopted updates to the state’s Elementary Math and K-12 Fine Arts standards. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 30, 2016

Columbia Elementary School. Photo from Gov. Gary Herbert's Twitter account.




In today’s ENR: Salt Lake District finalizes its search for a new superintendent. Congratulations to Kaysville’s Columbia Elementary School, which is in a national math final. State boards of education look at their options in the new ESSA world. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 30, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 28, 2016




In today’s ENR: Education First continues to speak out. Logan High considers a schedule change. Teachers of the Year talk about teaching. Funding bump makes online preschool program available for 1 of 5 Utah children. Local businesses chip in $20,000 for students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 28, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 10, 2016

Sierra Bonita Elementary students tour the Capitol /Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: Today’s education bill roundup. Utah fifth graders look to colonize Mars at Weber State. Feeling pretty good about your workplace skills? Eh, we can fix that. So … how are those later high school start times working out? #BestSchoolDay, gets off to a multi-million dollar start. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 10, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 20, 2015

"Money" by Jeffrey Smith/CC/flickr https://flic.kr/p/6hiWVV




In today’s ENR: Utah “has gone above and beyond all others in its efforts to ensure high school students learn financial literacy,” new report says. It’s the law. Utah school districts can’t ask teachers if they have conceal- carry permits. Students who host a blood drive and collect 25 pints, will be eligible for scholarships. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 20. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 22, 2015

Artwork by Riverton High School students in Jordan School District.




In today’s ENR: Salt Lake mayoral candidates discuss education. Davis District looks at a bond. Ed Week columnist Tom Vander Ark gives some props to Park City schools for their using of coding. And Harvard Business School gives some props to the public-private partnership for preschool in Granite District. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 22. . . . → Read More

Utah Digital Learning Task Force Selects Education Consultant to Prepare Statewide School Technology Proposal




The Utah Digital Learning Task force has selected Common Sense Education of San Francisco to prepare a statewide school technology proposal for approval by the Utah State Board of Education and the Utah State Legislature. . . . → Read More

Law and Licensing Committee Hearing




The Utah State Board of Education Law and Licensing Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. This meeting is open to the public, but will not be streamed on the Board’s website. The agenda is as follows: . . . → Read More