Education News Roundup: April 26, 2017

Several news outlets look at teacher salaries in Utah as contracts are being negotiated for next school year. An engineering consultant to the Utah State Division of Risk Management has concerns with Canyons District Big Cottonwood Canyon bus route. President Trump prepares to sign an executive order on local control in K-12 education. China is now livestreaming many of its classrooms. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 19, 2017

School funding continues to be talked about ahead of the legislative session. Salt Lake Chamber will back education funding as part of its legislative priorities. Canyons District will seek waivers on middle school CTE courses. Standard-Examiner looks at undocumented students in Utah schools. Don’t forget: The Utah State Board of Education is holding a public hearing at 5:30 tonight on the Utah High School Activities Association Rule. ED backs down on spending rule in the new ESSA. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 18, 2017

New poll finds most Utahns are still willing to raise their taxes for public school funding, but the percentage is dropping. The Utah State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the new Utah High School Activities Association rule on Thursday. Canyons School District looks at required and elective classes in middle school. Indian Country Media Network looks at school bus routes in San Juan District. There’s lots of coverage of Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos’s Senate hearing. Colorado may increase its pot tax to fund education. Pearson, the world’s biggest education company (Addison-Wesley, Ginn, Penguin Books, Prentice Hall, among others), lost a third of its market value yesterday. This so explains what ENR is seeing on TV (news and entertainment) these days: “Natural selection is causing a decline in human ‘education genes’, say scientists” Chinese billionaire announces the Yidan Prize, a nearly $8 million award for global education projects. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 8, 2015

Farm Field Day at Riverside Elementary in Jordan School District.

In today’s ENR: The New York Times reports on Goldman Sachs’ local investment on preschool costs for students. The Utah County Farm Bureau sponsors event to teach students about food. This raptor mom helps kids get excited for National Walk to School Day. Publisher promises stickers, changes for textbook that called slaves ‘workers’. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 8. . . . → Read More

Parent Seminar Training

Parent Seminar on Youth Protection Training

Prevention specialists from school districts and charter schools attended a Utah State Office of Education training and collaboration meeting at Canyons School District on Friday. The specialists received information and resources on HB 298 Parent Seminar on Youth Protection. . . . → Read More

TEDx in Canyons School District

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We are looking presenters with incredible ideas about the future education who are willing to share those ideas at our TEDx event on November 8, 2013 in Canyons School District. These ideas could include innovative teaching practices, lessons learned from the field of teaching, current educational projects and ideas for the future of education. . . . → Read More

Corner Canyon High School


Career and Technical Coordinator Wayne Dittmore writes about Canyons School District’s new high school, Corner Canyon. The school will offer a full range of Career and Technical Education classes. . . . → Read More

MLK Essay/Video Award Winners

"Utah’s 2013 MLK Essay and Video Award Winners" by Tina Morandy

The Utah State Office of Education today announced the winners for the state’s 29th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay and Video contest. See who took the top honors. . . . → Read More

Utah Principals of the Year

Utah State Office of Education Logo

The principals of Spanish Fork High School and Union Middle School, along with the assistant principal of Enterprise High School were named 2012-13 Utah Secondary Principals of the Year by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals in a ceremony in Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More