Utah Leaders Ask President

School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration /Education News Roundup




SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s new Bears Ears National Monument captures more than 100,000 acres of non-public land held in trust for public schools, and state leaders are asking President Barack Obama to promptly address the issue by making Utah’s school children whole through an exchange of comparable lands. . . . → Read More

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

DEQ Awarded Over $6M




Utah’s air is about to get cleaner thanks to the to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) successful bid for national air-quality grants that will retrofit vehicles, buy cleaner school buses and help families repair or replace older vehicles that fail emissions testing in Cache County. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 21 – 2017

Artwork of sailboats by Canyon View Elementary students.




Two Corner Canyon High students killed in Draper rollover. Teens remembered as kind, caring as hundreds attend vigil. Poll: A Third of Utahns Say They Should Pay More in Taxes to Fund Education. In our opinion: School Bonds evidence Utah support for education. Secondary education homeless students have unique needs. Agency tells schools they must serve kids with disabilities. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 20 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert endorses four candidates for State School Board. There are eight total State School Board races this year. The deadline looms for choosing a new Davis superintendent. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities looks at state spending on education since the great recession. . . . → 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

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: Oct. 11 – 2016

Artwork by second grade students at Quail Hollow Elementary




In today’s education headlines: State Board Endorses Ballot Measure That Would Better Fund Schools. Utah State Board of Education October Meeting Summary. Teens in juvenile detention learn to rebuild bikes through new program. Survey shows misplaced mistrust in Utah schools, administrators Does perception match reality in education spending? Here’s How Schools Can Soften The Blow Of Sixth Grade. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 27 – 2016

Student art at the State Board of Education office.




In today’s Education News Roundup: Program offers college scholarships to west-side youths. Utah launches program to train high school students in medical manufacturing. Sen. Karen Mayne Urges School Nurse Funding Boost. U.S. Department of Education Awards $5 Million to Recruit, Train and Support Teachers to Focus on Rural Communities. . . . → Read More