Education News Roundup: June 7, 2017




The use of co-teaching for middle school math is being tried in Utah. U.S. job openings are at record highs (particularly in Utah), but hiring in state and local public education is low, according to a new report. There’s lots of follow up on the Our Schools Now initiative. Congratulations to new Deputy State Superintendent Patty Norman. Secretary DeVos discusses state ESSA plans. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Competency-based Education News Release




The Utah State Board of Education announced that the following Utah school districts and charter schools have been accepted in the state’s competency-based learning pilot program. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 1, 2017




Our Schools Now are backing increases to both income and sales tax to fund schools. Park City School District increases beginning teacher pay to $50 K. Politico looks at the future of the 7th Circuit Court ruling on the transgender bathroom issue. ED introduces a new IDEA website. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 5, 2017




San Juan School District implements the Quality Teaching Incentive Program (Q-TIP) to help slow teacher turnover down there. Park City’s Teen Council will hold sex education discussions away from the high school campus. American Preparatory Academy is again building at its Draper site. Ed Week looks at some of the state ESSA plans that have been turned in early. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 1, 2017




School grading and school turnaround bills advance. House Education Committee advances the High School Activities Association bill. Park City School Board President assures Latino community that schools there are a safe place for all students. Vouchers come up in President Trump’s address to Congress. Will federal special education funding become portable? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 8, 2017




Rep. Chaffetz signs on as a cosponsor of a bill to abolish the U.S. Department of Education. Park City students design a mobile classroom in a bus. 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle calls for more teacher leaders. Betsy DeVos begins her work as Secretary of Education. The House votes to block ESSA rules. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 4, 2017




Gov. Herbert publicly sworn in (not at) today. Education will again be a priority. Newly minted Trib colmunist Robert Gehrke urges the Governor to spend some political capital on education funding. Alpine School District swears in (not at) new Board Members. Education Week’s annual Quality Counts issue is out. There’s no change nationally and no change for Utah from last year. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah State Safety Skill Competition

Utah State Office of Education Logo




The Utah State Office of Education will holds its annual Utah State Safety Skill Competition for the state’s school bus drivers on Saturday, May 10 in Park City. Bus drivers from throughout the state will be competing on a safety course. . . . → 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