Education News Roundup: Aug. 25, 2017

Spectrum takes a look at transgender students in the southwest corner of the state. A crowd at the Ogden School Board meeting seeks more clarity on the district’s bond initiative. Carbon School District uses its Parentlink system to alert parents and students about school bus issues. Marion County Public Schools create a “Rumor Control” web page to stop fake news being spread about the district. Biggest back-to-school parent concern? Bullying and cyberbulling. Although that changes for minority parents who most fear racial inequities, according to a new poll. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 27, 2017

School Buses at Capitol

House committee advances the school bus seat belt bill. Rep. King introduces a sex ed bill. Daily Herald profiles new Utah State Board of Education Member Scott Neilson. Sen. Franken says Betsy DeVos will not get any Democratic votes for confirmation as Education Secretary. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 5, 2017

Six new State Board of Education members were sworn in during the January Board meeting.

Study finds school boards are the exception to the rule where women in Utah are lagging in politics. Deseret News looks at sex ed in Utah schools. Utah County’s birthrate declines for second straight year. Don’t worry too much. It’s still higher than the state average. Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos will face a Senate hearing on Jan. 11. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 22 – 2017

Graduation Cap Cupcake

Utah’s High School Graduation Rate Rises to 85 Percent in 2016. REL Study Challenges the Traditional Perception That When Students Drop Out They Leave School Permanently. Commentary: What the Best School Districts Do Right. New study shows variety in teachers’ influences on kids’ futures, and how poorly we measure that. . . . → Read More

2015 Utah State Safety Skills Competition

Thank you and congratulations to all participants of the 2015 Utah State Safety Skills Competition. A total of 18 school bus drivers competed in the event held at Alpine School District this month. . . . → Read More

Safety Skill Competition Winners

First place - Josh Kupher

Congratulations to all those who participated in the Utah State Office of Education annual Utah State Safety Skill Competition. . . . → Read More

School Bus Safety Week

Supt. Martell Menlove chats with students in route to Foxboro Elementary Thursday morning.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Martell Menlove rode on a school bus with students from Foxboro Elementary Thursday morning as part of National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 21-25. . . . → Read More

Governor declares September Idle Free Awareness Month

Governor declares September Idling Awareness Month_"turn your key be idle free"

The Utah State Office of Education has partnered with the Utah Clean Cities Coalition on anti-idling campaigns, working with parents and bus drivers to turn off idling cars and buses in school zones. These programs have helped reduce air pollution and saved local school districts thousands of gallons of fuel and hundreds of thousands of dollars. This year, Utah Clean Cities has announced the campaign is expanding statewide with the goal of having every Utah city, school and citizen reduce their idling. . . . → Read More