Education News Roundup: Feb. 16, 2017




The Clipper looks at the nonpartisan State Board of Education bill. Sen. Hillyard discusses the education budget and available resources for teachers. Gov. Herbert backs the proposal to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education. KUTV looks at the potential mine field of social media and student-teacher relationships. Ed Week reports fewer states are sticking with the testing consortia for Common Core tests. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: October 27, 2016




Utah eighth graders top the nation and Utah fourth graders turn in a top 10 performance in 2015 NAEP science tests. Alliance for a Better Utah pushes back against the Utah Technology Council for its State Board of Education endorsements. Southern Utah is avoiding the teacher shortage. Utah State Board of Education First Vice Chair Thomas writes in support of Amendment B. Nationally, a report finds one in four teachers are absent 10 or more days per school year. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 23, 2016

Living Traditions Festival School Day Program/Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: Local media take a look at the funding race in the gubernatorial campaign. Trib also looks at campaign funding in the Utah State Board of Education races. Sen. Hillyard discusses the governor’s position on Common Core. Nationally, the Hechinger Report looks at student achievement data in Kentucky, one of the earliest adopters and testers of Common Core. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 23, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 17, 2016




In today’s ENR: Good luck to the T.H. Bell Jr. High team at the National Academic League finals. Utah State Board of Education Member Jefferson Moss announces a run for the Utah House. You can check out all of the candidate filings here: http://go.uen.org/6pC. Trib editorial board gives a half-hearted embrace to the proposed fix to the Utah State Board of Education election process. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 17. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 10, 2015

"Veterans' Day" by Jake Bellucci/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: Will a Special Session of the Legislature address Utah State Board of Education elections? Poll finds Utahns want more funding for public education. Utah’s dual immersion program gets more national props. High school graduation rates are rising nationally. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for November 10. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 16, 2015

School Bus and the Utah State Board of Education_Public Education Provides Support to Utah Clean Air Projects




In today’s ENR: Legislature looks at possible systems for electing the Utah State Board of Education. Full Senate approves Stan Lockhart for the Utah State Board of Education. Legislature looks at early childhood education in Utah. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 16. . . . → Read More

UPPAC Q&A: Teachers and Campaigning

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Q & A




The Utah State Office of Education’s legal team answers your questions about Utah’s public education system. In this edition, a teacher wants advice on campaigning for a local school board candidate. The answer and how to submit your question are in the July 18 UPPAC’s Q&A. . . . → Read More

The Real Halloween Scare

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham




The election has nearly arrived. Thank heavens! I suspect that you and I are alike–glad the election season is coming to a conclusion. Some parts of our election process are very helpful. Focus is placed on issues which need to be debated. The spotlight is aimed on our leaders and potential leaders; we get to know them better. Most importantly, we are able to express our feelings when we vote! . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 19, 2012

"Register to Vote" by eatbitter/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: Trib and Hinckley Institute look at UEA issues. eSchool News takes a look at Utah’s open source experiment. Ed Week and Rock Center take a look at the “steroid of the library.” Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 19. . . . → Read More