Helping with Math Homework

Education News Roundup_"Studying Math" by scui3asteveo/CC/flickr

Here are some tips for parents from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’s publication on “Teaching Children Mathematics” via Marshall Memo 484. . . . → Read More

Dear Parents…Kids and Language Immersion

Parley's Park Elementary School Spanish Dual Immersion_Gemma Arro third grade_Park City_Utah

Do you want to give your children an edge? Make sure they speak more than one language – and the earlier, the better. Kids who are exposed to two languages from birth have an advantage over their single-language peers. The best practice is to have one parent consistently speaking English, and the other parent consistently speaking a second language to the child. . . . → Read More

Dear Parents: Your child is ready for kindergarten; how about you?

Kris Dobson, Dear Parents Contributor

“So, you are confident that your child is ready for kindergarten, but how prepared are you? We’d love to have your comments and questions, and especially – from those of you who have already survived a first day of kindergarten – your advice!” . . . → Read More

A Primer on Talking to Children about Violence

"Augustin" by Emily Valenza/CC/flickr

“Senseless acts of violence are hard for everyone to understand,” says Lillian Tsosie-Jensen, school counseling specialist for USOE. “It is important to talk to your children with a positive outlook. Children look to parents and guardians for direction and reaction to events.” Read tips on how parents and teachers can guide and inform children on how to react to high profile violence. . . . → Read More

Ensuring Your Child’s Success in Kindergarten

Day 5 by Abby Hendrickson/CC/flickr

Looking for specific learning activities to prepare your child for kindergarten? USOE’s Parent Resource page is the place to go for an abundance of compiled information. . . . → Read More

Who Will You Nominate?

Utah Commission on Volunteers

Do you have an outstanding volunteer in your classroom? Do you know someone or a group of people who work hard to improve your community? Celebrate an extraordinary volunteer or service organization by nominating them for one of the 2011 Utah Volunteer Service Awards. . . . → Read More

State Charter Board Screens Applicants for 2013-14 School Year

Utah Charter Schools

Eight applicants will come before the Utah State Charter School Board tomorrow, seeking charters to open new schools in the fall of 2013. The State Charter Board will meet with the governing boards of the prospective charter schools in a six-hour work session following its regularly scheduled board meeting. . . . → Read More

Utah’s First Lady participating in reading event with at-risk readers

Utah's First Lady Participating in Reading Event with At-Risk Readers_"Read to the Dogs" by Fairfax County Public Library/flickr

First Lady Jeanette Herbert will participate in a reading event with the Intermountain Therapy Animals (I.T.A.) R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program. Previously, Mrs. Herbert donated books to Copperview Elementary, a Title I school. The event will be attended by 30 to 40 first-grade students, dogs in the I.T.A R.E.A.D.Teams, I.T.A administration and school administration. . . . → Read More

State Superintendent Celebrates School Bus Safety Week Tomorrow

Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway will celebrate National School Bus Safety Week by riding on a school bus to Indian Hills Elementary School in the Salt Lake City School District tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 18. . . . → Read More