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 State Safety Skill Competition




The Utah State Office of Education, in partnership with the Utah Association for Pupil Transportation, will holds its annual Utah State Safety Skill Competition for the state’s school bus drivers on Saturday, May 21 in West Jordan. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 26, 2016




In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Tolleson Union High School District (just west of Phoenix) Superintendent Alexa Cunningham who will be the new Salt Lake City School District superintendent this July. The Utah State Board of Education has opened up the Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction position. New report finds 44,000 Utah children have a parent in jail or prison. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 26, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 5, 2016




In today’s ENR: State revenue picture not as rosy as it once was. Senate OKs more funding for charter schools. Senate committee OKs more funding for pre-K. Kent, CT, considers arming teachers. Okay, Okla., schools post signs saying “Please be aware that certain staff members at Okay Public Schools can be legally armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.” Links to these stories are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 5, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 17, 2015

Education News Roundup/ Artwork by fifth grade students at River Heights Elementary




In today’s ENR: Charter Solutions President Lincoln Fillmore will replace Aaron Osmond in the Utah Senate. Better school bus routes sought in San Juan County. Ed Week looks at school spending in the federal budget deal. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 17. . . . → Read More

Field Trip Funding

School Bus parked outside the Utah State Capitol




The Utah State Legislature awarded funds in last year’s legislative session to enable schools to visit the Utah State Capitol. These funds will pay for the transportation costs for a field trip. We are taking applications and will allocate funds in a continuous dispersal process until the need has been met or the funds have been expended. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 30




In today’s ENR: Park City looks at tax increase if the bond election fails. EPA grant will provide for some cleaner school buses in Utah. PRI looks at a former child laborer in Iran who is now a student at Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant. Harvard professor looks at the educator professional development student that came out in August discrediting much of professional development. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 30. . . . → Read More

2015 Utah State Safety Skills Competition




Thank you and congratulations to all participants of the 2015 Utah State Safety Skills Competition. A total of 18 school bus drivers competed in the event held at Alpine School District this month. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 20, 2015

Touring the Utah Capitol by Utah Public Education




In today’s ENR: Sen. Jackson discusses his bill to make all standardized testing in Utah local. House approves anti-porn filtering rule for school computers. Utah Foundation thinks it has found out who is picking up the tab for Utah’s low tax burden: schools. Local school officials speak against partisan school board, State Board of Education elections. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 20. . . . → Read More