Education News Roundup: Sept. 13 – 2016

Artwork by students at Butler Middle School/ Canyons SD




In today’s ENR: Report: Half of Utah students who report using alcohol are also vaping. State school board debate series starts in Ivins. USU hosts inaugural Girls in Aviation Day at Logan-Cache Airport. 3,500 Acrea of Utah Trust Land at auction to benefit Public Schools. . . . → Read More

Board of Education Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education superintendency staff




In its August 12, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Voted to allow the new Academic Pathway to Teaching Level 1 License rule go into effect following a July 26 public hearing. The Board will look at amending the rule in September and will form a committee of its members to study educator licensing generally. • Directed State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson to begin setting up work groups with education stakeholders as Utah begins putting together its state plan for the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act. • Received a report from the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation noting that there is now funding available to provide vocational rehabilitation services to an additional 2,300 Utahns with disabilities. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 12 – 2016

Utah History Day national team members, Wendy Rex Atzet, program organizer and Board Member Laura Belnap (Brown shirt) pose for a picture at the Utah State Board of Education office.




In today’s Education News Roundup: Weber District discusses needs for its tax increase. The transgender bathroom guidance issue goes to court in Texas today. CDC reports on the levels of violence directed at gay high school students. Idaho delays submitting new science standards. Links to these story and many more are in the ENR. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 13, 2016




In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education approves new academic pathway to teaching license. Some Utah State Board of Education candidates hold a rally at the Capitol. Ed Week looks at the 25 year history of charter schools. Governing magazine says school finance has replaced Common Core as the main issue in education-centric elections this year. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 13, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 20, 2016

L-R: Utah State Board of Education members Linda Hansen, Brittney Cummins and Interim State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson.




In today’s ENR: Will the Utah GOP convention nullify rules from the U.S. Department of Education? Ed Week looks at the more than 600 bills affecting school from legislatures around the country, including Utah’s. Salt Lake District Board interviews its superintendent finalists. Washington School District moves forward on its Indian education grant. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 20, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 2, 2016

Utah State Capitol




In today’s ENR: D-News writes about potential changes in State Board of Education races. School technology grant program bill moves forward. Trib looks into a half-time performance at Cedar High. South Dakota governor vetoes the transgender school bathroom bill. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 2, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 22, 2016




In today’s ENR: Legislature looks at expanding kindergarten. Rep. Moss’s immunization bill finally clears committee. Daily Herald looks at what Utah County districts want to see in a new State Superintendent. Rep. Poulson discusses standardized testing and teacher evaluations. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 22, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 3, 2016

Charter Day at the Capitol/Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: Sen. Dabakis to rework his bill on education funding. Rep. King opens a sex education bill. Logan School District voices opposition to SB38 on charter school funding. The lead plaintiff in the suit over Utah State Board of Education elections writes in about potential legislative fixes. Amazon opens a new website to encourage math education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 3. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 1, 2016

Utah State Capitol




In today’s ENR: Legislature takes up the Utah State Board of Education election process. Rep. Bishop encourages the Legislature to pursue the public lands lawsuit. GOP gubernatorial challenger Jonathan Johnson discusses his public education agenda. Here’s your chance to express your opinion on a new Salt Lake superintendent. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 1. . . . → Read More