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

Education News Roundup: August 12 – 2016

Utah History Day national team members, Wendy Rex Atzet, program organizer and Board Member Laura Belnap (Brown shirt) pose for a picture at the Utah State Board of Education office.

In today’s Education News Roundup: Weber District discusses needs for its tax increase. The transgender bathroom guidance issue goes to court in Texas today. CDC reports on the levels of violence directed at gay high school students. Idaho delays submitting new science standards. Links to these story and many more are in the ENR. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 1, 2016

Summer/Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: Associated Press picks up on the Academic Pathway to Teaching license. Pick your favorite outlet, but it’s the same AP story at each. Ed Week does not expect K-12 education to make much of a splash in the presidential election. An After School Satan Club could be coming to your kid’s elementary school — yes, even in Utah. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 1. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 18, 2015

"Picture of serenity" by Tim Wilson/CC/flickr https://flic.kr/p/9Etu3b

In today’s ENR: It’s back-to-school time. Are your vaccinations up to date? Group hoping to rebuild a Provo elementary school playground as a memorial tribute to late Utah State Board of Education Member C. Mark Openshaw and his family. Ed Week concludes that however the ESEA bill reconciliation goes, state flexibility will be a part of it. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 18. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 12, 2015

"Kids going to school" by Spyros Papaspyropoulos/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Washington School Board approves a tax increase. And Washington School District discusses its instructional materials needs. Governor Herbert touts walking to school. LA Times looks at the work involved in reconciling the House and Senate ESEA rewrites. How much homework is too much homework? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 12. . . . → Read More

Back to the Future?

Gary Wixom, Assistant Commissioner of CTE, Utah System of Higher Education

Could it be September again already? That means back to school for students and teachers. For most it is an exciting time, for some there is anxiety and some uncertainty. However, the beginning of a new school year gives everyone an opportunity to set their sights on new goals and new achievements. . . . → Read More

Superintendent: Get involved in activities this school year

Make the Most of the New School Year video screenshot

Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway is urging all Utah public school students to get involved in extracurricular activities in his back to school message for students and parents. Research shows that taking advantage of activities outside of school is a strong predictor of future success, but not every student takes advantage of these programs. . . . → Read More