Education News Roundup: Dec. 16, 2015

Education News Roundup/4th Grade Parodies of the Scream.




In today’s ENR: KSTU prognosticates a very busy 2016 legislative session. Democrats react to Gov. Herbert’s education budget. So does Prosperity 2020. Utah Foundation surveys business owners about Utah’s workforce. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 16. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 5, 2015




In today’s ENR: Audit report finds Utah school finance data accurate. Washington School District is looking for a new insurer. Prosperity 2020 seeks more funding for Utah schools. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 5. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 23, 2015




In today’s ENR: There’s lots of follow up on Prosperity 2020’s plan for education in Utah. Sen. Dabakis discusses suicide among LGBT youth in Utah. New national survey finds high school kids are stressed, tired, and bored. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 23. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 22, 2015




In today’s ENR: Prosperity 2020 issues a report on Utah’s education effort. Legislature gets its first look at the proposed statewide school technology masterplan. Former legislator David Ure named new head of SITLA’s board. USHE and USOE cooperate on improving teacher preparation. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 22. . . . → Read More

Education Requirements for the Jobs of Tomorrow

Mary Shumway, State Director of Career and Technical Education




The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released occupational projections for 2012-2022. (You can see the Overview of Projections to 2022 in the Monthly Labor Review, December 2013.) These projections data are invaluable to many audiences, including business, industry, education, all levels of government, and the workforce. . . . → Read More

Light of Learning Award

Mark Bouchard was presented with the State Board of Education Light of Learning Award on Dec. 6.




It is a privilege and an honor to introduce Mr. Mark Bouchard. Mark Bouchard is a valued friend, thoughtful appraiser and tireless advocate for Utah’s children and for public education. . . . → Read More

Education Funding–Thanks for the Start, But a Long Way Remains

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham




With the legislative session completed, evaluation of the work of the 2013 Utah Legislature is appropriate. Observers need to read past the headlines to the bottom line. Here is my interpretation in three parts: . . . → Read More

Volunteer at your Local School

Utah State Office of Education Logo




State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway encourages everyone to help Utah public schools by becoming a volunteer. Check out his latest video on how and why you should volunteer. . . . → Read More

CTE Directions: New report details benefits for Utah women obtaining college degrees or certificates

Mary Shumway, State Director of Career and Technical Education




The importance of students being college and career ready is a much discussed topic today. Equally important to being “ready” for college and career, is ensuring that students follow through and obtain a college degree. In Utah, a majority of young women continue on to college after high school graduation, but a large percentage never finish. . . . → Read More