Utah Secondary Principals of the Year

The principals of Nebo School District’s Salem Hills High School and Provo School District’s Dixon Middle School, along with the assistant principal of Alpine School District’s American Fork High School, were named 2017 Utah Secondary Principals of the Year by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals in a ceremony recently in St. George. . . . → Read More

Utah Leaders Ask President

School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration /Education News Roundup

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s new Bears Ears National Monument captures more than 100,000 acres of non-public land held in trust for public schools, and state leaders are asking President Barack Obama to promptly address the issue by making Utah’s school children whole through an exchange of comparable lands. . . . → Read More

Mark Huntsman, USBE Chairman

Mark Huntsman, (Left) being sworn in to the State Board in 2014.

Fillmore resident and businessman Mark Huntsman was elected Friday as the chair of the Utah State Board of Education for a one-year term beginning in January 2017. Huntsman, first elected to the State Board in 2014, will be joined by Terryl Warner, Brittney Cummins and Alisa Ellis as vice chairs, rounding out a leadership team with broad expertise and diverse knowledge. . . . → Read More

DEQ Awarded Over $6M

Utah’s air is about to get cleaner thanks to the to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) successful bid for national air-quality grants that will retrofit vehicles, buy cleaner school buses and help families repair or replace older vehicles that fail emissions testing in Cache County. . . . → Read More

Utah 2016 Graduation Rate

– A total of 38,326 students graduated from Utah’s public high schools in 2016 bringing the total high school graduation rate to 85 percent, an increase of 1 percentage point over 2014, according to data released today by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). . . . → Read More

Schools Add 10,580 Students

Utah’s public schools added 10,580 students this school year bringing the total enrollment count to 644,476, according to data released today by the Utah State Board of Education. This represents a 1.67 percent increase over last year’s enrollment of 633,896. . . . → Read More

Utah Eighth Graders Top Nation in Science; Fourth Graders Ranked Eighth

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah eighth graders turned in the best science scores in the nation in 2015, collectively raising their average score by five points and beating the national average by eight points, according to data released today by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. Utah fourth graders raised their average score by six points, enough to rank eighth in the nation in 2015, NAEP also reported. . . . → Read More

More Utah Students Take AP Exams

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A total of 25,142 Utah public school students – 6 percent overall increase from 2015 – took a total of 38,685 advanced placement (AP) exams in 2016. 66 percent of Utah public schools students earned scores of 3, 4, or 5, good enough to earn college credit, on those exams, according to College Board data. Nationally, just 55.9 percent of public school students scored a 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams in 2016, College Board noted. . . . → Read More

Board Endorses Ballot Measure

The Utah State Board of Education voted Friday to support Utah Constitutional Amendment B, a ballot measure that if approved by voters in November would increase and stabilize the distribution from the permanent State School Fund through the School LAND Trust program. . . . → Read More