Education News Roundup: April 12, 2017




Salt Lake School District hopes to take advantage of the end of an equalization funding measure. It will cost $2.5 million to demolish Granite High. Duchesne School District Adult Education Director Danny Drew may challenge Sen. Hatch. Study find merit pay may work. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 20, 2017




Our Schools Now will move ahead with a ballot initiative to raise taxes for school funding. Daily Herald looks at the GIANT Steps Autism Preschool. They also look at charter schools in Utah County. Salt Lake District hopes to keep its Peer Assistance Review teacher mentor program running. Timpview High senior Joseph Sandholtz performs with the 2017 Jazz Band of America. Secretary DeVos discusses choice and flexibility with the National Association of State Boards of Education. Boston public schools become the first in the nation to ditch Mercator Projection maps in favor of the Gall-Peters Projection. And if you need a little pick-me-up on Monday — and who doesn’t on a Monday? — check out this promposal. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 22, 2017




Our Schools Now vows to be back if the school funding initiative fails next year. New UEA head Heidi Matthews discusses the legislative session. Salt Lake School Board hears from residents on immigration measures. Trump administration looks at a federal tax credit for private schooling. It appears the federal transgender bathroom guidance is history. Supreme Court rules that service animals can be in the classroom. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 21, 2017




The revenue picture for Utah’s education budget comes up a wee bit rosier. There are lots of tax plans lurking out there. Ed Week looks at a new report on school spending that features the Alpine School District. Salt Lake School District being urged to take a stand on immigration. So … how did Betsy DeVos’s first week on the job as Secretary of Education go? The Trump administration is working on its own version of transgender bathroom guidelines. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 2, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Salt Lake District suffers cyber-attack. Provo District looks at west side properties. Utah college application days are coming up next week. Ed groups are starting to get impatient over ESEA reauthorization. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 2. . . . → Read More

Summer Food Program Kick-Off

Summer Food Service Program




Utahns Against Hunger, the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) and other community partners kicked off the 2014 Summer Food Service Program at the Salt Lake City downtown library. . . . → Read More

2014 Sorenson Legacy Awards

2014 Sorenson Legacy Awards




Congratulations to all recipients of the Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 5, 2013

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In today’s ENR: Salt Lake Board approves a tax increase. Jeffrey Nelson, president and CEO of Nelson Laboratories, is Utah’s new chairman of the STEM Action Center board. “You can’t fix third-grade literacy by focusing only on third-graders,” Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) said. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 5. . . . → Read More

Legislature Honors 2012 Utah Teacher of the Year Leigh VandenAkker

Legislature Honors Utah Teacher of the Year




Lawmakers in the Utah House of Representatives and Utah Senate honored the 2012 Utah Teacher of the Year Leigh VandenAkker on Friday, February 10, 2012. Leigh received standing ovations in both the House and Senate for her outstanding work teaching a course she developed called “Techniques for Tough Times,” which shows students how to control anger, build healthy relationships and make positive life choices. . . . → Read More