Education News Roundup: Jan 19, 2016

In today’s ENR: Sen. Dabakis looks to amend the state constitution to again send all income tax funding to public schools. It was amended in 1996 to allow some funds to go to higher ed. Two school teachers become their first to candidates to file for the eight State School Board seats up for election this year. Emery Supt. Sitterud announces his plans to retire. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 19. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 4, 2016

Photo of three teenage girls sitting in front of a computer screen.

In today’s ENR: This year’s high school sophomore will be able to apply for college and for financial assistance at the same time. Will college readiness become the de facto goal of high school as more states move toward requiring the ACT or SAT exam? Texas moves to a 75,600-minutes-of-instruction standard rather than 180 days. Links to these stories are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 4, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 15, 2015

Jo Ellen Shaeffer, USOE Assessment Director explains the 2015 accountability reports during media conference.

In today’s ENR: The Utah State Office of Education released the 2015 accountability reports for K-12 public schools. Results show improvements. Photos: Singers perform, deliver anti-bullying message at school. The Laws Have Not Changed. Stop for the School Bus! For first time, Alabama schools required to teach climate change, evolution. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 15. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 3, 2015

In today’s ENR: Trib digs deeper into SAGE data to look at charter school performance. UVU is having some success in reaching out to Latino students in Utah. Davis Districts hosts an education forum for residents. Spectrum takes a closer look at property taxes and education funding. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 3. . . . → Read More

ACT STEM Study

ACT today released its annual report on The Condition of STEM. Nationally, the focus of the report is centered on high school graduates who plan to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 19, 2014

State Board of Education member Terryl Warner being sworn in by David Crandall, Board Chairman, during the March 2014 meeting.

In today’s ENR: Growth is slowing in Utah schools. Congratulations to Utah State Board of Education Member Terryl Warner who, upon canvasing completed Tuesday, was re-elected to the Board earlier this month. U College of Science encourages more students to become science majors. ACT hopes they succeed, at least according to their latest report on the Condition of STEM. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 19. . . . → Read More

Utah Keeps Top ACT Spot

In 2013 nine states had all high school juniors take the ACT college entrance exam and Utah students placed first in the nation among that group. In 2014, an even dozen states had full participation in ACT tests. Utah students still hold the highest composite score among those 12 states, according to data released today by ACT. . . . → Read More

Utah ACT Scores

With an average composite score of 20.7, Utah’s class of 2013 received the highest average score on the ACT college entrance examination among the nine states that showed statistical full participation. . . . → Read More

April Achievement Spotlight

The Utah State Board of Education recognized 16 Utah high school students as the April Achievement Spotlight. The students achieved a perfect score on their ACT exams. . . . → Read More