Education News Roundup: Nov. 18, 2016




Teens help police encourage Utahns to buckle up this holiday season. Inside the Story: High school production targets bullying in schools. UHSAA approves first high school sports realignment proposal for 2017-19. Flooded with questions after Trump win, Denver Public Schools produces immigration fact sheet. 6-year-old who wrote letter offering Syrian refugee a home visits Obama at the White House. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 17 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Lawmaker: Rooftop solar tax credits taking $20 million from education budget. Bill proposes reimbursing schools when students graduate early. Victims improving a day after Mountain View High stabbings. Betsy DeVos could be Trump nominee for secretary of education. . . . → Read More

Coalition of Minorities’ October Agenda

photo collage of minority students




The Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC) will meet October 24 at the Utah State Office of Education from noon to 2 p.m. Items on the agenda include a discussion on the role of the new Suicide Prevention Specialist in the USOE collaborative approach to close the information and misinformation “gap.” . . . → Read More

Anti-Bullying Best Practices Seminar

Image from the Colorado Safe 2 Tell student bullying hotline.




If you missed the National Anti-Bullying Seminar, hosted by the Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC), here is the link to the presentations. . . . → Read More

Coalition of Minorities Advisory Agenda

photo collage of minority students




The Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC) will meet Dec. 20 at the Utah State Office of Education from noon to 2 p.m. Items on the agenda include State and LEA efforts regarding bullying and new appointments to the board. . . . → Read More

One Positive Text at a Time

Spencer Agren




Spencer Agren, 18, was among the eight winners of The Great American No Bull Challenge. He graduated from Gunnison Valley High in the spring. His short film “One Text” took the Best Visual Effects award. . . . → Read More

Educators Receive Training on New Harassment and Bullying School Guidelines

Bully Free Zone sign




About 40 officials from Wasatch Front School Districts will join staff from the Utah State Office of Education this week for a two-day training on how to identify and prevent harassment and bullying in Utah schools. District Title IX monitoring officers and USOE Educational Equity, school law, pupil transportation and Career and Technical Education staff will receive updated training on a recent “Dear Colleague” letter from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which set out new guidelines relating to harassment and bullying. . . . → Read More

Prevention Dimensions Kids’ Day with the Salt Lake Bees Scheduled for May 15

Salt Lake City Bees Mascott and students at Spring Mobile Ballpark for Prevention Dimensions Kids Day 2011




Thousands of fourth, fifth and sixth graders are signed up to attend the annual Prevention Dimensions Kids’ Day baseball game with the Salt Lake Bees at Spring Mobile Ballpark Stadium (formerly Franklin Covey Field) in Salt Lake City. This fun day supports the lessons taught in Utah’s Prevention Dimensions program. This year’s event takes place Tuesday, May 15th. . . . → Read More

With six hours to go, here’s an update from the legislative session

Just six more hours remain before the Utah Legislature must conclude its business for the 2011 general session. And there is still a lot of work to do. We’re keeping an eye on the reading calendar to track the movement of the dozens of education bills we’re watching . . . → Read More