Education News Roundup: July 13, 2017

Utah gets high marks for fiscal responsibility, though the state still comes in 23rd for funding of pensions. USA Today offers back-and-forth editorials on pensions for public employees (like teachers). And Michigan will henceforth try to steer new teachers into 401(k)-only plans. Nebo Districts looks at a potential 2018 bond election. The U.S. House of Representatives takes up the education budget. Are states happier with the new ESSA (which, of course, replaced NCLB)? Students who see science as a communal activity are more likely to be interested in STEM, new study finds. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah Secondary Principals of the Year

The principals of Nebo School District’s Salem Hills High School and Provo School District’s Dixon Middle School, along with the assistant principal of Alpine School District’s American Fork High School, were named 2017 Utah Secondary Principals of the Year by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals in a ceremony recently in St. George. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 22, 2013

Supt. Martell Menlove at Sierra Bonita Elementary/ photo by Nebo School District

In today’s ENR: Utah’s dual immersion program picks up big ink in the New York Times. Is Corner Canyon High already overcrowded? Utah’s LDS seminaries getting more crowded. Congratulations to Rick Robins, new Juab superintendent. U.S. teens maybe not so dumb about science, new survey finds. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 22. . . . → 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

Utah Principals of the Year

Utah State Office of Education Logo

The principals of Spanish Fork High School and Union Middle School, along with the assistant principal of Enterprise High School were named 2012-13 Utah Secondary Principals of the Year by the Utah Association of Secondary School Principals in a ceremony in Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Juab, Utah, Washington County Educators Named Utah’s Secondary Principals of the Year

The Utah Association of Secondary School Principals (UASSP) today named Juab High School Principal Rick Robbins as Utah High School Principal of the Year, Mapleton Junior High Principal Suzanne Kimball as Utah Middle School Principal of the Year, and Pine View Middle School Assistant Principal Dana McConnell as Utah Assistant Principal of the Year. . . . → Read More

Demanding excellence with a smile: Teacher Feature Deanne Helquist

This Teacher Feature recipient is known for demanding excellence in her orchestra students. She is also known for how much she cares about her students. Meet Deanne Helquist, the Teacher Feature for Sept. 21, 2010. . . . → Read More