State Board August Agenda

Utah State Board of Education

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a work/study session on Thursday, August 7 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. The complete agenda along with more information about agenda items can be found here. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 11, 2014


There is follow-up on another potential split in the Jordan School District. U.S. Senate approves a land swap in Utah. AFT is weighing in on Common Core. Getting a STEM degree is one thing; working in a STEM field is another, Census study reveals. And did a court ruling spoil Utah’s chance for catching Arizona in per-pupil funding? All that and more in today’s news roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 8, 2014

There’s local follow up to news that former Utah Teacher of the Year Lily Eskelsen García is now president of the NEA. SITLA is selling some land in Emery County. Despite NEA calls for his resignation, Secretary Duncan is not resigning. New study finds STEM degrees = more $. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Two Utah Teams Place Well at National STEM Event

The Granite Park team, Aruna Dhungel, Dipika Dulal, Syeda Hashmi, and Rekha Subba, won the overall middle school third-place trophy. Photo courtesy of MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition.

Two Salt Lake City all-girl teams, one from Granite Park Junior High and one from Cottonwood High School, took top prizes from the 2014 MESA USA National Engineering Design Competition recently held in Portland, Ore. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 30, 2014

2013 Healthy STEM 5K

In today’s ENR: KSL’s Deanie Wimmer looks at high school graduation in Granite District and in particular at Hunter High. T.H.E. Journal looks at how Junior Achievement is help STEM in Utah. Here’s your chance to comment on proposed updates to Utah’s library media standards. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 30. . . . → 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

Healthy STEM 5K Registration

Healthy STEM 5K Flyer 2014_Page_1

Please sign up for the Healthy STEM 5k. See the flyer for all the details. Participants can register on EventBrite. . . . → Read More

Math Technologies Grant Information

2014-02-21 STEM Action Center Flyer 1

Letters of Intent are still being accepted for the Digital Learning Math Technologies Grants for grades 6-12 from the STEM Action Center. . . . → Read More

STEM 101

Mary Shumway, State Director of Career and Technical Education

If you live in the U. S., the buzz surrounding “STEM” is unavoidable. But the lack of a clear definition of STEM – or even its component parts (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) – may have us buzzing without fully recognizing basic differences in our understanding. . . . → Read More