USTAR Request for Proposals




The USTAR Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available for three-year LEA USTAR grants starting Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. All LEAs are up for application this year so every interested LEA will be applying for the available funding, therefore, it is needless to say that this year’s grant review process is going to be very competitive. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: October 27, 2016




Utah eighth graders top the nation and Utah fourth graders turn in a top 10 performance in 2015 NAEP science tests. Alliance for a Better Utah pushes back against the Utah Technology Council for its State Board of Education endorsements. Southern Utah is avoiding the teacher shortage. Utah State Board of Education First Vice Chair Thomas writes in support of Amendment B. Nationally, a report finds one in four teachers are absent 10 or more days per school year. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah Eighth Graders Top Nation in Science; Fourth Graders Ranked Eighth




SALT LAKE CITY – Utah eighth graders turned in the best science scores in the nation in 2015, collectively raising their average score by five points and beating the national average by eight points, according to data released today by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. Utah fourth graders raised their average score by six points, enough to rank eighth in the nation in 2015, NAEP also reported. . . . → Read More

Utah Principals STEM Academy




The Utah State Office of Education is pleased to offer you the opportunity to participate in the sixth annual cohort of the Utah Principals STEM Academy, previously known as the Elementary Principals Mathematics and Science Leadership Academy. . . . → Read More

SAGE Results




Utah public school students on average improved in language arts, math, and science end-of-level tests known as SAGE (Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence) assessments, according to data released today by the Utah State Office of Education. . . . → Read More

Utah STEM Expo 2015




Beehive Science and Technology Academy (BSTA) invites you to Utah STEM Expo 2015. The STEM Expo will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. . . . → Read More

New State Science Specialist – Ricky Scott

Ricky Scott, USOE Science Specialist.




Meet the new Utah State Office of Education Science Specialist Ricky Scott. Welcome to the team. . . . → Read More

Science Community Opportunities

"Megaphon" by Floeschie/CC/flickr




Here are more great opportunities for the science community. . . . → Read More

Sign up for the Healthy STEM 5K




Healthy STEM 5K is just around the corner! “Where can I get myself an amazing t-shirt and water bottle to show my support for STEM?” “Where can I direct students and parents to learn about STEM summer opportunities for K-12 students?” “Where can I exercise both my body and mind while supporting a great cause?” . . . → Read More