Utah State Board of Education praises Governor on proposed increased spending for schools

“The Utah State Board of Education appreciates Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s continued attention to public education and the encouraging fiscal proposals in his 2015-16 education budget recommendations. We share his belief that a strong educational system that is robustly funded is the foundation to economic growth and success in Utah. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 17, 2014

What will the Utah State Board of Education do about the state’s ESEA waiver in tonight’s meeting? Governor Herbert looks into Utah’s education standards. Industry officials push tech ed at the Legislature. Speaker Lockhart is looking for volunteers to review Utah curriculum. North Carolina looks to tweak Common Core. Wyoming is sending out a survey on public education governance there. All that and more in today’s news roundup. . . . → Read More

Bullying Prevention Assembly

LtoR: Ray Timothy, Nick Vujicic, and Gov. Gary Herbet

In this post Ray Timothy, CEO and Executive Director of the Utah Education Network, details the upcoming free assembly on the prevention of bullying and youth suicide. The presentation will be available to schools next week via the UEN’s Interactive Video Conferencing system. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 31, 2013

In today’s ENR: Education takes a prominent position in Governor’s State of the State. The Democrats feature education in their response. Bob Bernick gives it a critique. Can Alpine District operate debt free at its present growth rate? KSL looks at math instruction. Just what does the Common Core say about the literature-informative text balance? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 31. . . . → Read More

Gov.’s Budget for Education Compared with the Need

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

The legislature will soon be in session. Talk regarding the state’s education budget will multiply, and many of the arguments will be familiar. “This is the year of education,” will be the slogan of many politicians. Will it? . . . → Read More

State employees 2012 charitable campaign launched

Utah State Employees' Charitable Fund_Photo by Newton Free Library/flickr

Today marks the launch of the 2012 Utah State Employees’ Charitable Fund Campaign. Chair of this year’s campaign is Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway. The Charitable Fund encourages and enables the roughly 20,000 state employees to donate to charity, either directly or through payroll deductions. . . . → Read More

Governor’s new blog focuses on public education

Utah Governor Gary Herbert's Education Excellence Commission

Utah’s governor has entered the blogosphere. Gov. Gary Herbert’s new blog launched last Thursday and his Education Director, Christine Kearl, has already penned a piece on public education. . . . → Read More

Prevention Dimensions Day photos document the annual event at Spring Mobile Ballpark

Salt Lake City Bees Mascott and students at Spring Mobile Ballpark for Prevention Dimensions Kids Day 2011

Photos from yesterday’s Prevention Dimensions Day at Spring Mobile Ballpark are now posted flickr. More than 12,500 Utah fourth, fifth and sixth graders filled the stands at Spring Mobile Ballpark in Salt Lake City. The event supports the Prevention Dimensions activities conducted in classrooms across the state through the school year. . . . → Read More

Photos from the 17th Annual Teacher Feature Banquet

The 17th Annual KSL News Radio and Zions Bank Teacher Feature Banquet was held on May 17, 2011. Each week, KSL NewsRadio hosts Grant and Amanda announce a Teacher Feature recipient. These teachers receive a plaque, gift certificates and an invitation to the annual Teacher Feature banquet with Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry Shumway, Utah Governor Gary Herbert and representatives from KSL and Zions Bank. . . . → Read More