Education News Roundup: July 19, 2017




Our Schools Now will hold another round of meetings — these in compliance with the Utah Open and Public Meeting Notice — on Thursday. Davis Schools turn to solar energy for some investment return. Confirming yesterday’s demographic projections report, the Alpine School District looks at boundary changes to accommodate growth. The House Education and the Workforce Committee will ask Secretary DeVos to come in and discuss ED’s oversight of state ESSA plans. Secretary DeVos will meet with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Denver on Thursday. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 21, 2017




The revenue picture for Utah’s education budget comes up a wee bit rosier. There are lots of tax plans lurking out there. Ed Week looks at a new report on school spending that features the Alpine School District. Salt Lake School District being urged to take a stand on immigration. So … how did Betsy DeVos’s first week on the job as Secretary of Education go? The Trump administration is working on its own version of transgender bathroom guidelines. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah Secondary Principals of the Year




The principals of Nebo School District’s Salem Hills High School and Provo School District’s Dixon Middle School, along with the assistant principal of Alpine School District’s American Fork High School, were named 2017 Utah Secondary Principals of the Year by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals in a ceremony recently in St. George. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 4, 2017




Gov. Herbert publicly sworn in (not at) today. Education will again be a priority. Newly minted Trib colmunist Robert Gehrke urges the Governor to spend some political capital on education funding. Alpine School District swears in (not at) new Board Members. Education Week’s annual Quality Counts issue is out. There’s no change nationally and no change for Utah from last year. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

2015 Utah State Safety Skills Competition




Thank you and congratulations to all participants of the 2015 Utah State Safety Skills Competition. A total of 18 school bus drivers competed in the event held at Alpine School District this month. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 17, 2015




In today’s ENR: Alpine School District kicks off its 100th anniversary celebration with a gala. A Denver area elementary teacher shares her “I wish my teacher knew,” lesson on Twitter. USU program aims to inspire elementary students to pursue higher education or vocational training. An article offering four points on the “Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,” passed this week by a Senate panel. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 17. . . . → Read More

Alpine, Davis, Morgan Named to AP Honor Roll

school buses




Utah’s Alpine, Davis, and Morgan school districts were named to the fourth annual AP District Honor Roll, the College Board announced today. The honor recognizes districts who have simultaneously increased access to AP courses while maintaining or increasing the number of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP tests. . . . → Read More

Teacher of the Year Finalist Laura Laycock

Laura Laycock




The second finalist (in alphabetical order) for The Teacher of the Year award is Laura Laycock. Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Martell Menlove will announce the winner on Oct. 4 at an awards banquet. Congratulations Laura. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 20, 2013

Rocky Mountain Elementary artwork




In today’s ENR: D-News previews UCAS scores, which will come out on Sept. 30. UEA wants Utah’s surplus spent on education. Ogden School Board renews Supt. Smith’s contract. Colin Powell suggests a military model for school renewal. Linkst to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for September 20. . . . → Read More