MESA Day Competition

MESA Day Competition by Paul Ross

The objective was clear: prevent a few eggs from cracking after being dropped off a second floor balcony. . . . → Read More

Spring Social Studies Conference

"Globe" by Jason Bachman/CC/flickr

Teachers don’t forget the Utah Council for the Social Studies Spring Conference is Saturday, March 2. . . . → Read More

MLK Essay/Video Award Winners

"Utah’s 2013 MLK Essay and Video Award Winners" by Tina Morandy

The Utah State Office of Education today announced the winners for the state’s 29th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay and Video contest. See who took the top honors. . . . → Read More

Sharing Navajo Traditions with Utah’s Schoolchildren

Navajo Cultural Presentation 2

How many American Indian Tribes are there? That’s the question that stumps them. And it’s one of the reasons why Sharee Tso takes her Navajo culture to schoolchildren, so they can learn more about this nation’s First People and understand that they’re still around. . . . → Read More

Utah Leads the Way to Improve Mathematics Teaching and Learning

Matheson Junior High School_Utah Leads the Way to Improve Mathematics Teaching and Learning

On Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5, more than 400 mathematics teachers met at Matheson Junior High School in the Granite School District for an opportunity to learn more about quality teaching in mathematics. . . . → Read More

Utah History Teacher of the Year surprised with $1,000 check

Oakridge Elementary School fifth and sixth grade teacher Jan Rolan was surprised this morning with a $1,000 check in her classroom and a breakfast reception in her honor. Rolan is the 2011 Utah History Teacher of the year and has been teaching at Oakridge for eleven years. Her colleagues say she is a leader at her school and throughout the state. . . . → Read More

State Superintendent to Deliver State of Education Speech Today

State of Education Address_Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K Shumway

Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway will deliver the annual State of Education speech on Tuesday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Salt Lake City. The event will last approximately 45 minutes to one hour and will also be available on radio station KCPW, 88.3 and 105.3 on the FM dial as well as an internet streaming. There will also be a live Tweet of the address. . . . → Read More

East High Social Studies Teacher Named Utah Teacher of the Year

Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway today named Salt Lake City East High School Techniques for Tough Times/social studies teacher Leigh M. VandenAkker Utah’s 2012 Teacher of the Year. . . . → Read More

Governor’s Education Excellence Commission highlighting STEM programs

Utah Governor Gary Herbert's Education Excellence Commission

Programs that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are the focus of today’s Education Excellence Commission meeting. The Commission typically meets at the Utah Capitol, but this time is meeting at Granite School District’s Technical Institute, where students can take courses in more than 50 high-tech career pathways. . . . → Read More