Education News Roundup: Oct. 12 – 2016


In today’s ENR: Legislators Respond To Teacher Needs With Policy Proposals. Fuel Your School Event Brings STEM-Related Resources to the Classroom. Bike Utah Launches Free Bicycle Education Program for Schools Statewide. Education Department Releases Final Teacher Preparation Regulations. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 14 – 2016

Gov. Gary Herbert issued a declaration calling for increased public awareness on the importance of regular school attendance.

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

September Meeting Summary


In its September 9, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Preliminarily approved an amended new rule giving the Board some oversight to the Utah High School Activities Association, but not dealing with student athlete transfer. . . . → 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

Meeting Agenda for September


The Utah State Board of Education will hold a study session, meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and hold committee meetings beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, and meet as a full Board on Friday, September 9 beginning at 8 a.m., at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. Highlights of this month’s meeting include: . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 26, 2016

"Let your Imagination Fly" by Olivia Hill, first grader at Granite School District.

In today’s ENR: There continues to be follow up on the Facebook tax break story. Congratulations to this year’s Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching winners. KSTU looks at Utah’s vaccination opt-out rate. States with high standardized testing opt-out rates are awaiting word on possible federal penalties. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 24 – 2016

"Fly to be Free" by Kal Jo, grade 2/Provo School District.

In today’s Education News Roundup: This year’s ACT scores are released. Utah maintains status quo, national scores drop as more students take the test. The Facebook tax break is off the table. KUTV looks at injuries at schools. Tribune editorial board sticks up for SAGE testing. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 16, 2016

Utah PTA Reflections Contest artwork/ Education News Roundup

In today’s Education News Roundup: It appears Jordan School District will vote for tax breaks for the Facebook development. There is some national (and local) follow up to the new APT license. What does a $60 million football stadium do for a high school football team … or a high school for that matter? . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 15 – 2016

Map of School Trust Lands in Utah

In today’s ENR: Local and national stories on the new Academic Pathway to Teaching Level 1 License, APT. School board delays decision on $240 million Facebook deal. Granite School District helps refugees get ready for new school year. Treasurer David Damschen Announces Record Earnings from Utah’s Permanent State School Fund. . . . → Read More