State Capitol Field Trip

State Capitol Field Trip

The Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education welcomes your application for field trip transportation reimbursement to visit the Legislature during this session. . . . → Read More

2013 Radon Poster Winners

"Keeping Homes Safe One Test at a Time."

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Radiation Control announced the three winners of the State’s 2013 Radon Poster Contest this week. See the winning posters and all 54 entries. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundoup: Oct. 30, 2012

"Turning Leaves" by TomKellyPhoto/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Latest school board races in the news: Granite and Washington. Will the Winter Sports School become a charter school? Indiana state superintendent race reviewed. Kentucky consider charter districts. And a discussion of the teaching profession hits the big time: Dear Abby. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 30. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 29, 2012

"Voting booth" by Brit/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Here’s another chance to look at Utah State Board of Education candidates ahead of election day. Local boards are up for a vote, too. Sutherland’s Paul Mero calls for an education tax. Virtual ed likes the Common Core. Ann Romney tells Good Housekeeping it’s time to throw out the education system. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 29. . . . → Read More

Dear Parents: Your child is ready for kindergarten; how about you?

Kris Dobson, Dear Parents Contributor

“So, you are confident that your child is ready for kindergarten, but how prepared are you? We’d love to have your comments and questions, and especially – from those of you who have already survived a first day of kindergarten – your advice!” . . . → Read More

Ensuring Your Child’s Success in Kindergarten

Day 5 by Abby Hendrickson/CC/flickr

Looking for specific learning activities to prepare your child for kindergarten? USOE’s Parent Resource page is the place to go for an abundance of compiled information. . . . → Read More

New Federal Calculation Shows Utah Graduation Rates Improve; Utah Median Class Size Stays Stable in 2011

Utah Cohort Graduation Rates 2008-2011

New federally-mandated high school graduation calculations show Utah’s graduation rate growing from 69 percent in 2008 to 76 percent in 2011, according to data released today by the Utah State Office of Education. Another report released today showed the median class size for elementary classes in 2011 in Utah remained at 24 and at 29 for secondary schools. . . . → Read More

Who Will You Nominate?

Utah Commission on Volunteers

Do you have an outstanding volunteer in your classroom? Do you know someone or a group of people who work hard to improve your community? Celebrate an extraordinary volunteer or service organization by nominating them for one of the 2011 Utah Volunteer Service Awards. . . . → Read More

State Charter Board Screens Applicants for 2013-14 School Year

Utah Charter Schools

Eight applicants will come before the Utah State Charter School Board tomorrow, seeking charters to open new schools in the fall of 2013. The State Charter Board will meet with the governing boards of the prospective charter schools in a six-hour work session following its regularly scheduled board meeting. . . . → Read More