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

Utah Superintendent Visits Ed-Tech Classrooms




Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway will be visiting a Murray kindergarten class and a Salt Lake City high school that are using mobile devices in the classroom. The visits tomorrow, May 11, are an opportunity to see the implementation of one of the Superintendent’s 2011 Innovation Grant Awards and a $1 million, school wide adoption of 1,700 iPods, funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (federal stimulus) funds. . . . → Read More

State Board Spotlight: Kearns Jr. High is a “school to watch”




This month’s State Board of Education Achievement Spotlight featured Kearns Junior High School, which has been designated as a “Schools to Watch” school. . . . → Read More