Education News Roundup: May 11, 2017

Grand Supt. Scott Crane is leaving to become the executive director of the Southeast Education Service Center. Salt Lake Mayor Biskupski speaks to Salt Lake and Granite students at The Leonardo. Former Utah State Board of Education Member Mark Openshaw and members of his family will be memorialized with a playground at Rock Canyon Elementary School. Nationally, CTE is looking at what remains as viable career pathways today. Alabama will dump ACT Aspire. The University of Utah is among the top schools in a new report on teacher preparation programs. 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

CTE Graphic Design Contest

The Business and Marketing Education specialist, at the Utah State Office of Education (USOE), is planning the 2016 Business and Marketing Education summer conference for Utah educators. The organizers of this conference invite YOU (Utah middle/junior high and high school students) to design the graphic for the conference. The graphic will be featured on the summer conference informational webpage, welcome poster, and thank you cards. . . . → Read More

Join CTE at the 2015 Utah STEM Fest

Utah STEM Fest map

Middle/junior high school students, and their families, are invited to attend the 2015 Utah STEM Fest March 25-27, 2015 at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. . . . → Read More

Utah Pathfinder

Have you heard the news? Utah Career and Technical Education has launched an online tool to assist secondary and postsecondary students in searching for a career. “Utah Pathfinder” is a method of searching for a career that fits a student’s interest and lifestyle and allows him/her to build academic and CTE courses around those interests. . . . → Read More

Being Successful in Today’s Global Environment

I recently read an article detailing the challenge businesses are having today attracting and keeping skilled workers. Businesses are finding that it is not enough to find employees that fit their requirements, but are struggling to keep them. One of the solutions being suggested for companies is to build a career map for their employees. . . . → 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

Mind the Skills Gap

Mary Shumway, State Director of Career and Technical Education

You may have heard the phrase, “mind the gap,” a warning to passengers on the London Underground to be cautious as they cross from the station platform into the train. Equally deserving of careful attention is the skills gap. . . . → Read More

Join FFA Members at the State Fair

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In addition to the Little Hands on the Farm exhibit at the Utah State Fair, throughout the 10 days of the Fair, the FFA Association has numerous agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, and livestock exhibits. . . . → Read More