Send Your Nominations Today

The public is invited to submit nominations for the Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts and Education. Nominated educators must be licensed in Utah. The deadline for application is April 7, 2016. . . . → Read More

National School Breakfast Week

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Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data shows that more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 4, 2016

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In today’s ENR: The Senate takes a look at the Utah State Board of Education election process. Trib takes a look at charter school transparency following Charter School Day on the Hill. New estimates show charter schools aren’t growing as fast as once thought nationally, but still growing fast. LA Times looks at a teacher who had every single one of his students pass the AP Calculus exam in each of the past three years. Link to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 4, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 5, 2016

In today’s ENR: Trib looks at Sen. Weiler’s gun safety bill. Universe looks at gender disparities in the elementary education field. ProPublica looks at Utah’s troubled-youth-home industry. Ed Week asks the question: What will state legislatures do with the new-found flexibility found in ESSA? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 5. . . . → Read More

November Meeting Summary

In its November 6, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Requested that state law be altered to allow the Utah State Board of Education to appoint members of the Utah State Charter School Board. Those members are currently appointed by the Governor. Directed the staff at the Utah State Office of Education to work with district and charter schools to find an appropriate kindergarten readiness assessment for use throughout the state. Requested that the Utah State Legislature not fund the Electronic High School after the end of the current school year. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 13, 2015

Students participate in activities at the Natural History Museum of Utah as part of American Indian Month celebration.

In today’s ENR: Sen. Aaron Osmond is leaving the Legislature to lead tech college network. Provo City School District: High school location decision could come by next meeting. There are more than 800 homeless children in Washington County. Tooele County school officials planning move to 5-by-5 schedule. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 13. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 29

In today’s ENR: D-News follows up on the NAEP results in language arts and math. Summit County Attorney’s Office is looking into the Park City School District bond election. High school scrap books are being digitized. Gov. Herbert would like to meet with newly-elected Speaker Paul Ryan to discuss ESEA reauthorization. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 29. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 26, 2015

In today’s ENR: Utah’s 3 millionth resident was born today. What does that mean for schools in six years? The Envision Utah survey is released, complete with education results. Fox 13 looks at teacher turnover in Utah. Utah wins grant to help identify gifted readers in Title I schools. Obama administration calls for a limit on required testing in schools. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 26. . . . → Read More

New Utah Program

The Utah State Office of Education announced today the creation of the Utah Center for the Advancement of Reading Excellence (UCARE) aimed at improving services for gifted and talented readers in 60 low-income, Title I schools throughout the state. . . . → Read More