Education News Roundup: Sept. 14 – 2016

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

Education News Roundup: Sept. 13 – 2016

Artwork by students at Butler Middle School/ Canyons SD

In today’s ENR: Report: Half of Utah students who report using alcohol are also vaping. State school board debate series starts in Ivins. USU hosts inaugural Girls in Aviation Day at Logan-Cache Airport. 3,500 Acrea of Utah Trust Land at auction to benefit Public Schools. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 6 – 2016

Living Traditions Festival School Day Program/Education News Roundup

In today’s Education News Roundup: Congratulations to Utah’s Math and Science Presidential Teaching Award finalists. State School Board of Education member Stan Lockhart was named a finalists for the commissioner of technical education position. Jordan School District revamps school bond, gains supporters. . . . → Read More

Utah 2016 PAEMST Finalists

Seven Utah educators have been named state finalists for the 2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The elementary mathematics finalists are: . . . → 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

Students Improve on Math and Science SAGE Tests

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah public school students on average improved in mathematics and science and held steady in English language arts (ELA) end-of-level tests in 2016, according to data released today by the Utah State Board of Education. . . . → 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

Board of Education Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education superintendency staff

In its August 12, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Voted to allow the new Academic Pathway to Teaching Level 1 License rule go into effect following a July 26 public hearing. The Board will look at amending the rule in September and will form a committee of its members to study educator licensing generally. • Directed State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson to begin setting up work groups with education stakeholders as Utah begins putting together its state plan for the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act. • Received a report from the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation noting that there is now funding available to provide vocational rehabilitation services to an additional 2,300 Utahns with disabilities. . . . → Read More