Technology mini-grant program funds projects across the state

Twenty-four classroom technology projects will receive funding this year through the Utah CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Mini-Grant Program. CenturyLink (formerly Qwest) handed a $50,000 check to the Utah State Office of Education earlier today to fund the grants. . . . → Read More

Healthcare Interactive brings students into the operating room, virtually

Hundreds of Utah students participated in today’s Virtual Healthcare Interactive. The program gives students an up-close view of a real medical procedure and an opportunity to chat live with the physicians, who are on hand to answer questions and explain as the procedure unfolds. This year’s topic was maternal and infant health. . . . → Read More

Utah classrooms innovate with technology grants

Back before this blog even existed, in October of last year, Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry Shumway invited Utah schools and districts to apply for grants to fund innovative demonstration projects for using technology in the classroom. More than 400 applications, totaling more than $13 million in requests, were received and reviewed. Seven of these proposals were selected in January. . . . → Read More

Utah Electronic High School principal receives education technology award

Utah Electronic High School Principal Kathy Webb was honored last weekend with a “Making it Happen” award from the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology. . . . → Read More

Another 19 ed bills unveiled as session enters the final stretch

Stack of Bills

This is the first day of the last full week of the Utah Legislature’s 2011 general session, which officially ends Thursday, March 10 at the stroke of midnight. The last day scheduled for committee hearings is Wednesday. And while the end is drawing very near, we have 19 new education-related bills to add to our bills to watch list. . . . → Read More