Education News Roundup: Sept. 13 – 2016

Artwork by students at Butler Middle School/ Canyons SD




In today’s ENR: Report: Half of Utah students who report using alcohol are also vaping. State school board debate series starts in Ivins. USU hosts inaugural Girls in Aviation Day at Logan-Cache Airport. 3,500 Acrea of Utah Trust Land at auction to benefit Public Schools. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 7, 2015




In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Caleb Chapman, teacher at Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts, on being named a semifinalist for a Grammy. County leaders hope program will improve student, family life in Kearns. Obama Administration Launches First-ever National, Cross-Sector Initiative to Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism in Our Nation’s Schools. Settlement reached over Florida principal who hypnotized students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 7. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 1, 2015




In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert signs education funding bills. Utah’s new civics test also gets some attention. State Board of Education files for an ESEA waiver. Governor Approves Bill to Bridge Native American Achievement Gaps. Sterling Scholar Results. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 1. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 11, 2014

Latinos in Action students from Treasure Mountain Junior High School visited the 2014 Legislative Session.




In today’s ENR: Sen. Adams discusses proposed changes to school grading. Senate advances bill on anonymous tip line for Utah schools. Floor debate gets personal in Senate over sexual abuse education bill. Speaker Lockhart’s ed tech initiative is a victim of budget negotiations. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 11. . . . → Read More

Charter Schools — Concerns and Values

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham




In Utah, charter schools have been operating for 14 years. Over those years, many observers have asked my opinion of these schools. Some asking are vociferous opponents; others are supporters. My typical answer is: “Some charter schools are excellent; some are not good.” This opinion is based on my direct and long experience: . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 03, 2012

"Clock" by Chrisvick/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: There’s plenty of follow up on Friday’s release of Utah Comprehensive Accountability System (UCAS) on Utah’s public schools. New KIDS COUNT report looks at employment opportunities for young people. Congratulations to Dixie Sun Elementary on being named a Blue Ribbon School. WaPo takes a long look at reading and the Common Core. What does the big turnout of the youth vote and the Latino vote harbor for reauthorization of ESEA? Five states look at increasing the time spent in school. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 3. . . . → Read More

Q&A: Service Animals at School

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Q & A




The Utah State Office of Education’s legal team answers your questions about Utah’s public education system here on Fridays. In this edition, a parent wants to know if her daughter can take a seeing-eye dog to school as part of his training . The answer and how to submit your question are in the Nov. 16 UPPAC’s Q&A. . . . → Read More

Utah’s School Population

Utah State Office of Education Logo




SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s public school student population reached 600,985, according to official Oct. 1 headcount figures released today by the Utah State Office of Education. This represents 13,240 additional students over 2011, or a growth rate of 2.2 percent. . . . → Read More

Q&A: Objecting to the Pledge

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Q & A




The Utah State Office of Education’s legal team answers your questions about Utah’s public education system here on Fridays. In this edition an eighth grade teacher wants to know if participation to the daily Pledge of Allegiance is required even when one objects to it. The answer and how to submit your question are in the Nov. 3 UPPAC Q&A. . . . . . . → Read More