Utah 2016 Graduation Rate




– A total of 38,326 students graduated from Utah’s public high schools in 2016 bringing the total high school graduation rate to 85 percent, an increase of 1 percentage point over 2014, according to data released today by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 21 – 2017

Artwork of sailboats by Canyon View Elementary students.




Two Corner Canyon High students killed in Draper rollover. Teens remembered as kind, caring as hundreds attend vigil. Poll: A Third of Utahns Say They Should Pay More in Taxes to Fund Education. In our opinion: School Bonds evidence Utah support for education. Secondary education homeless students have unique needs. Agency tells schools they must serve kids with disabilities. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 18, 2016




Teens help police encourage Utahns to buckle up this holiday season. Inside the Story: High school production targets bullying in schools. UHSAA approves first high school sports realignment proposal for 2017-19. Flooded with questions after Trump win, Denver Public Schools produces immigration fact sheet. 6-year-old who wrote letter offering Syrian refugee a home visits Obama at the White House. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 17 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Lawmaker: Rooftop solar tax credits taking $20 million from education budget. Bill proposes reimbursing schools when students graduate early. Victims improving a day after Mountain View High stabbings. Betsy DeVos could be Trump nominee for secretary of education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 16 – 2016

2017 State Radon Poster Contest Winners




There is more follow on the Mountain View High story. With about 10,000 new students next year, Utah needs to scrounge $115 million more. Union Middle School teachers, faculty honored for response to October shooting. Who Could Be Donald Trump’s Education Secretary? . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 15 – 2016

Statewide E.Y.E. (Entry Years Enhancement) Coordinators meeting at the Utah State Board of Education office.




Utahns Overwhelmingly Want Better Funded Schools. Five students stabbed in Mountain View High School locker room. Orem Elementary School honors custodian for service in armed forces. ACT Offers First Accommodations for English-Language Learners. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 09 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Early results show voters approving Jordan, Alpine school bonds. Unofficial results: Alpine, Jordan district voters approve $630M in school bonds. Utah voters complete purge of state school board incumbents, early results show. Voters approve amendment to send more state land money to Utah schools. Education Mattered in 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 08 – 2017

"I Voted Sticker" by Bill.Roehl/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: The Tribune and KUTV look at the latest charter school enrollment numbers. The Big Education Races To Watch On Election Day. The education policies Americans will vote on this Tuesday. The U.S. elections quiz. How much do — and don’t — you know? . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 07 – 2016

"Your Vote Counts" by Renee Silverman/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: Conference gives girls hands-on learning experience in STEM fields. $630 million in school funding hinges on Jordan, Alpine district voters. Utah State Board of Education November Meeting Summary. Why Most Parents Home School: Safety, Drugs, and Peer Pressure, Study Finds. Trump-Clinton? Charter Schools Are the Big Issue on Massachusetts’ Ballot . . . → Read More