Education News Roundup: Jan. 24, 2017

Utah State Capitol

Utah lawmakers begin budget discussions up on the hill. And this should be another record year for bills being introduced. There won’t be a second hearing for Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos. Where are the good jobs in the future? New study says: Tech. Ransomware attacks are showing up in school districts. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More

Native American Student Leadership Conference:

Thank you to everyone who attended the Native American Student Leadership Conference: Achievement, Culture & Leadership through (Science, Technology, Engineer and Mathematics) STEM. The annual event is an effort to expose students to higher education opportunities and help them build leadership skills. . . . → 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

Utah Digital Learning Task Force News


Consultant Advises that Utah Infrastructure Can Liberate Rather than Confine Education

Task force told that combining teacher professional learning with technology and tech support is path to digital integration

SALT LAKE CITY –“Infrastructure, teacher professional learning and readily available technical support can liberate rather than confine Utah education,” said consultant Jeff . . . → 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

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

Teacher Innovation Awards


KUED is accepting nominations for the KUED Teacher Innovation Awards, which will recognize five Utah educators who use media and technology in innovative ways to improve students’ learning. . . . → Read More

Scholarship Opportunity for HS Seniors

"Megaphon" by Floeschie/CC/flickr

The USSTEM (Utah Sustainability, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Scholars program is a new, interdisciplinary opportunity for undergraduate students to become involved in science and engineering fields related to environmental issues. . . . → Read More

STechnologyEM Careers

Gary Wixom, Assistant Commissioner of CTE, Utah System of Higher Education

Over the last few years, we have heard a lot about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) occupations. There is no question that STEM occupations are critical to the United States economic competitiveness. Although the number of STEM related occupations represents a small percentage of the total job market, those jobs tend to be occupations that are closely tied to innovation, economic growth and productivity, which are essential elements for any economy to be successful. . . . → Read More