Education News Roundup: May 9, 2017




New poll finds Utahns say schools need more funding. Utah school funding is even picking up interest in Michigan. Ogden seeks to raise literacy and graduation rates. A psychologist talks with the Cache School Board about its decision to exclude a health survey question on sexual orientation. Congratulations to Utah’s newest STEM schools. Secretary DeVos is visiting Granite Technical Institute this morning. State Superintendent Dickson writes of her appreciation of teachers. Florida looks to do a massive overhaul of public education. What? You mean social media won’t be available in high school … for the whole month? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 20, 2016

Living Traditions Festival School Day Program/Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert discusses the transgender bathroom issue. Tribune looks at charter school management companies in Utah. Legislature discusses competency-based education. Utah communities still among fastest-growing in country, Census estimates show. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 20, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 3, 2015

Graduation Cap Cupcake




In today’s ENR: There’s some follow up to yesterday’s report on per-pupil funding. Logan resident looks for history at the old Intermountain Intertribal School in Brigham City … before it’s all demolished. Is Common Core math more rigorous? Summer camp offered for ESL students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 3. . . . → 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

Q&A: Suspended Before Graduation?

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 here on Fridays. In this edition a parent wants to know if it is legal for a school to keep her student from participating in the graduation exercises. The answer and how to submit your question are in the June 7 UPPAC’s Q&A. . . . → Read More

Congratulations Class of 2012!

Still shot of Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway from video Congratulations Class of 2012!




In a new video, Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway congratulates the graduating Class of 2012 and offers his advice on the importance of completing a post-secondary degree or certificate program. These programs can be completed in one, two, four or more years of school at a community college, applied technology campus or at a university. Higher earnings and many rewarding career options are available for those who obtain a post-secondary degree or certificate. . . . → Read More

Superintendent Shumway congratulates the Class of 2011




Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway congratulates the graduating Class of 2011 in a new video posted on the Utah Public Education YouTube channel. In it, the Superintendent advises the graduates to make sure high school isn’t the end of their education. He also urges the graduates to participate in civic society. . . . → Read More

Two weeks remain in legislative session but number of bills still growing

Stack of Bills




Two more weeks remain in the session and yet another batch of education bills have been unveiled. The five new bills bring our list of legislation to watch to 87. They include proposals changing how public education funding is distributed, requiring specific American history documents to be taught each year in Utah’s K-12 public classrooms and outlining how school districts should evaluate teachers. . . . → Read More