April Achievement Spotlight

The Utah State Board of Education recognized 16 Utah high school students as the April Achievement Spotlight. The students achieved a perfect score on their ACT exams. . . . → 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

Expanding horizons for Utah’s teenage girls

More than 300 teenage girls from more than 60 Utah schools attended the third annual Expanding Your Horizons Salt Lake City conference last weekend at Northwest Middle School. The goal of the conference is to get young women excited about careers in science, math and other technical fields, where women remain underrepresented. . . . → 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 this . . . → Read More

State Board holds monthly meeting and takes positions on seven bills

The Utah State Board of Education approves new charter schools, fee waivers, a career and college readiness plan, amendments to how graduation rates are calculated and takes positions on seven bills in its monthly meeting today. . . . → Read More