Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee meeting

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The Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee will have it’s monthly meeting on Aug. 27. Check out the attached agenda for details. . . . → Read More

 

Utah ACT Exam Scores

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In 2015, 40,629 Utah students – 97 percent of them public school students – took the ACT college entrance exam, a 14 percent increase over 2013, but the state saw a drop in average composite score from 20.8 in 20.2 in that same time period, according to data released today by ACT. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: Aug. 20, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Legislature continues its discussion on how to elect the Utah State Board of Education. Alianza Academy charter schools closes its doors. Six of the GOP presidential contenders talk education in New Hampshire. Should students learn to code? There’s disagreement, according to a new poll. Hechinger Report looks at the “course choice” phenomenon, which has some Utah connections. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 20. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: June 26, 2015

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In today” ENR: A Salt Lake City school hires goats to help with the landscaping work. Utah Valley University has designed a summer program to help middle school students prepared for college STEM courses. A single mom in New Jersey congratulates her high school graduate with a billboard. Check out this video on a school janitor and the school’s valedictorian. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 26. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: June 23, 2015

A group of students learn about hydrology during the 2015 Earth Connections Camp.



In today’s ENR: There’s more follow up on Garfield’s loss of student enrollment. Utah teachers are learning about STEM instruction. And about civics instruction. The Openshaw family funeral was held in Provo yesterday. Education groups are pushing Congress on rewriting No Child Left Behind. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 23. . . . → Read More

 

Healthy STEM 5K Run

Healthy STEM 5K Flyer



This 5K event is designed for students, parents, and educators to come and engage in Healthy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) experiences with the community. Participants will receive one of several prizes which may include: Healthy STEM shoe laces, Healthy STEM jump rope, Healthy STEM t-shirt or water bottle. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 13, 2015

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In today’s ENR: State Board of Education releases the draft middle school science standards for public review. Standard takes another look at USOR. The NCLB rewrite goes for markup tomorrow. Students join Gov. Herbert in ceremonial education bill signing. DaVinci partners with YMCA for STEM after school. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 13. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 6, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Utah is looking for more STEM students in the pipeline. SITLA holds an Instagram contest. Congratulations to Bear River Charter School’s Gauri Garg, who won the state Geography Bee title. The Senate may be getting closer to an ESEA rewrite. Judge for a Day program offers courtroom lessons to students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 6. . . . → Read More

 

Science Community Opportunities

Sarah Young, Science Specialist at the Utah State Office of Education



Check out the experiences below to become more engaged in the science community around us: 2015 Science Endorsement Courses are open for Registration with USTA and UEN KUER VideoWest Documentary video on Trees with University of Utah’s Nalini Nadkarni The Math of Project Learning Tree – A Workshop for PreK-6 educators with Utah Society for Environmental Education Outreach Survey for K-12 Teachers for University of Utah Department of Physics and Astronomy Join the STEM Action Center Newsletter Email List KUED Teacher Innovation Awards – Nominations now open! . . . → Read More