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

Karen Feld, PAEMST Finalist

School Bus and the Utah State Board of Education_Public Education Provides Support to Utah Clean Air Projects

Karen Feld, a mathematics teacher at Pleasant Grove Jr. High in Pleasant Grove, has been selected as a Utah State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). . . . → Read More

Vicki Lyons, PAEMST Finalist

School Bus and the Utah State Board of Education_Public Education Provides Support to Utah Clean Air Projects

Vicki Lyons, a mathematics teacher at Lone Peak High School in Highland, has been selected as a Utah State Finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). . . . → Read More

Last Week of Core Academy

Summer 2013 Core Academy at Orem High School

Orem High School hosted one of three regional academy sessions of the Core Academy for Utah teachers and administrators on July 15-18. . . . → Read More

Sara Hacken Named Educator Hero

Sara Hacken (right side) receives her award at the Heroes Recognition Event. (Photo by Tina Morandy)

Sara Hacken, 2013 Utah Teacher of the Year, was named the American Red Cross Mountain Valley Chapter’s 2013 Educator Hero. Hacken was honored during the Heroes Recognition Event at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo on Wednesday. . . . → Read More

2013 Utah Teacher of the Year

Sara Hacken

Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway today named Alpine School District Lakeridge Junior High English and history teacher Sara Hacken Utah’s 2013 Teacher of the Year. She has been teaching for 27 years. She has been at Lakeridge for 14 years, teaching grade seventh and eighth. . . . → Read More

Back to Earth from Space Camp

Pathfinder Space Shuttle by Tyler Gardner

My name is Tyler Gardner. I was featured on the USOE blog in August of 2011 for receiving a scholarship to Space Camp in Alabama. I attended Space Camp’s Advanced Space Academy at the US Space and Rocket Center during the week of June 10th-15th. Here is a bit about my experience. Also, I’ve been writing some blog posts on my experience for Alpine School District’s Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center. . . . → Read More

Space Center to Space Camp, Utah Teacher of the Year awards scholarship

2011 Utah Teacher of the Year_Space Camp Scholarship Recipient

As Utah Teacher of the Year, Gay Beck was given an opportunity to go to Space Camp last month. There she picked up some new teaching tools, learned she has a knack for building bottle rockets and found a newfound love of everything “space.” But what really made her excited about the experience was what Space Camp allowed her to give away: a week’s free tuition to a Utah student. . . . → Read More

Cedar Ridge Elementary picked for Scholastic Challenge Award

Utah’s First Lady Jeanette Herbert surprised a class of third graders yesterday at Cedar Ridge Elementary School in the Alpine School District as their “Mystery Reader” for the day. The First Lady was at the school to make a major announcement. Cedar Ridge Elementary School was chosen as this year’s Scholastic Challenge Award recipient for Utah. . . . → Read More