Education News Roundup: Aug. 24, 2017

The U’s Utah Education Policy Center will survey Utah teachers to find out why they’re leaving the profession. Gov. Herbert announces a new IT education pathway. Appeal hearing for Kairos Academy pushed back to Sept. 5. What effect do schools’ start dates have on local economies? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 30, 2016

Governing magazine looks at what poor road conditions in Utah’s portion of the Navajo nations mean for, among others, school children. KUER looks at a program that uses art to connect students with the environment. In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling on playground equipment in Missouri, should we expect more or fewer lawsuits over school vouchers? Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence is offering some big money for some CTE teachers and their schools. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 23, 2017

Cache and Logan teachers are getting a pay increase. Salt Lake hosts STEM Best Practices Conference. For you CTE fans out there, the U.S. House reauthorized the Perkins Act. U.S. Senators reach across the aisle to promote a teacher leader bill. NPR follows up on a story from 13 years ago when a student entered kindergarten. He graduated from high school this year. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 19, 2017

Salt Lake District is offering teachers a 9 percent pay raise. Remember to pay your web domain name fee on time. Dual immersion students now starting to reach high school. KSL looks at who owns Utah, including the land managed by the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine issue a new report on CTE. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 17, 2017

Voices for Utah Children issues a new report on how children of color are faring in the state. Ed Week wraps up last week’s ed tech conference in Salt Lake. Money being raised through the Park City Education Foundation to help Latino students apply for protections. Congratulations to Carbon Supt. Steve Carlsen who will be the new Box Elder superintendent come July. Utah looks to spend some of its Volkswagen settlement on new school buses. U.S. House committee advances a new CTE bill. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 16, 2017

BYU Universe takes a look at Utah’s new American Indian and Alaskan Native pilot program. eSchool News looks at Secretary DeVos’ keynote at ASU+GSV in Salt Lake last week. Wisconsin looks to push career and technical ed. Latest data show fewer criminal incidents being reported in schools nationally. Latest poll shows most Americans know little or nothing about either charter schools or school vouchers. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

What Is an Educated Person?

A blog post from Career and Technical Education: Every year during the fall, educators from Utah gather in a meeting room to discuss and consider the question “What is an educated person?” Those in the room are not really confused about what an educated person really is, but in defining and considering the topic, educators can make progress in learning how to educate others. . . . → Read More

The Hour of Code Event

Photo of three teenage girls sitting in front of a computer screen.

Have you heard of “The Hour of Code.” Here is a post from the Utah Career and Technical Education Blog detailing the event. . . . → Read More

Three ways CTE Helps Graduation Rates

Mary Shumway, State Director of Career and Technical Education

To be ready for life after high school, students first need to graduate. To follow are three often-cited reasons that students drop out (Johnston, J. H. (2010) Dropout Prevention: A Research Brief. Fairfield, CT: Education Partnerships, Inc.,) followed by some examples of ways that Career and Technical Education (CTE) can help prevent students from dropping out. . . . → Read More