Education News Roundup: Dec. 22 – 2016

Education efforts help boost Utah to No. 14 on the Bloomberg innovative states list. Uintah School Board postpones decision on its superintendent until the new Board is seated. Legislators take a look at the use of technology in a Davis classroom. The key to getting your kids to get their homework done is … Batman? . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 21 – 2016

Sen. Hillyard (at Cache Valley Daily) and Gov. Herbert (at Utah Policy) each talk about the education budget. Utah students are getting better at math. Uintah School Board will meet tonight and discuss the superintendent’s contract. KUER looks at special education in Utah. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 20 – 2016

"1st Grade Penguins" by Lone Peak Elementary students.

Utah Business looks at the new APT licensing rule. KSL looks into how Northwest Middle School is recruiting and retaining its teachers. Sen. Hillyard discusses partisan state school board elections. New Census report shows Utah is the fastest growing state in the nation. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 14 – 2016

In today’s ENR: State Auditor looks at what underfunded pensions are costing Utah’s public schools. PoliceOne takes a look at a Centerville first responder who was called to a shooting incident at his son’s school. Utah Policy’s Bob Bernick notes that there are already 970 bills being prepared for the upcoming legislative session. . . . → 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

State Board Meeting Summary

In its December 9, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Elected Mark Huntsman as the next chairman and elected Terryl Warner, Brittney Cummins, and Alisa Ellis as first, second, and third vice chairs respectively. • Adopted the Board’s Charter School Task Force recommendations seeking to clarify the governing roles of the Utah State Board of Education and the Utah State Charter School Board. • Adopted a resolution seeking a single, coherent school accountability system in the state. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 1 – 2016

A students decorates a tree at the Governor's Mansion.

In today’s ENR: Hillyard looks ahead to new role leading Senate’s Public Education Appropriations Committee. Suspect in custody after Bountiful police respond to ‘active shooter’ at junior high. Davis nurse named Utah School Nurse of the Year. Canyon Creek Elementary uses Skype to chat with kids across the country. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 22 – 2017

Graduation Cap Cupcake

Utah’s High School Graduation Rate Rises to 85 Percent in 2016. REL Study Challenges the Traditional Perception That When Students Drop Out They Leave School Permanently. Commentary: What the Best School Districts Do Right. New study shows variety in teachers’ influences on kids’ futures, and how poorly we measure that. . . . → 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