Home Hosts Needed

"Megaphon" by Floeschie/CC/flickr




Eighteen high school students from Madrid, Spain are coming to Utah for two weeks next month. They are English students from a prestigious high school in Madrid, Colegio Villalkor. We need to find home hosts willing to take them into their homes for the two weeks they are here, from November 12 – 26. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary




In its October 7, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Made student growth, a 2.5 percent increase in weighted-pupil unit funding, and moving the state to the use of ACT and ACT Aspire tests for secondary assessment as its top three legislative priorities. • Endorsed school funding measure Amendment B on Utah’s November ballot. • Extended SAGE testing in grades 3 – 8 though spring 2018 while the Board considers overall changes in Utah’s statewide assessment and move forward with a new assessment request for proposal. . . . → Read More

2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars




Nominations are now open for the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education. . . . → Read More

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

Health & P.E. Endorsement




The endorsement courses below are being offered June of 2017. Utah State Board of Education (USBE) provides professional development for essential pedagogy classes every June. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 19 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Utah’s National Merit scholarship semifinalists. New state superintendent begins statewide ‘Listening Tour’ in Cache Valley. Too big? What an Alpine School District split could be like. Nebraska to study education practices for deaf students. . . . → 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 to Recommend Legislative Changes




The Utah State Board of Education will recommend considerable changes for the state’s assessment and accountability system to the Utah Legislature later this month, after voting Friday to affirm a framework proposal made by a Board task force. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 8 – 2016

"Turn your imagination on" by Ethan Weaver, Jordan School District.




In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert anticipates no tax increase for education. A lobbyist group hopes to put a tax increase for education on the ballot. Sen. Urquhart, a member of the Senate Education Committee and Education Interim Committee, resigns. Sen. Urquhart, a member of the Senate Education Committee and Education Interim Committee, resigns. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More