School Community Council Trainings




The School Children’s Trust at the Utah State Office of Education will provide additional trainings for School Community Council Members in October and November of 2014. All are invited to participate at any location that is convenient. The trainings will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the evenings at the following locations: . . . → Read More

Utah MESA Prosthetic Arm Challenge




When I watched teams of students compete in an engineering challenge, I expected to be wowed by their designs… and I was. I didn’t expect to see competitors glowing like they were lit from the inside. Some of them were so excited, their judge had to wait for an opportunity to ask a question. . . . → Read More

KSL Teacher Feature Grand Prize Winner




Annette Taggart, a substitute teacher in Granite School District, was surprised Tuesday as the Zions Bank KSL Teacher Feature grand prize winner. . . . → Read More

Coalition of Minorities Meeting

photo collage of minority students




The Utah Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC) will be meeting April 24 at the Utah State Office of Education. See the full agenda for details. . . . → Read More

Teacher Certification Opportunities




Business and Marketing Education at the Utah State Office of Education is providing opportunities for teachers to receive industry certifications at the following dates and locations: . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 18, 2014




In today’s education news: Utah home schoolers like SB39. Florida picks the same company Utah picked to develop its standards tests. Poll finds most people turn to local newspapers (either in print or on line) for school and education news. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 18. . . . → Read More

Math Vendor Webinars




As a follow up to previous announcements from the Utah STEM Action Center and Utah State Office of Education, in an effort to provide Math Digital Learning Technologies, we are pleased to announce that webinars demonstrating the functionality of the products will be available in advance of the statewide vendor fairs. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 7, 2014

Utah State Capitol




In today’s ENR: The funding fight over Speaker Lockhart’s education technology initiative elevates. Senate school grading adjustment bill advances. Spectrum focuses on USOE’s Math and Science Leadership Academy. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 7. . . . → Read More

State Board March Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education Seal




In its March 7, 2014 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Supported the Public Education Modernization Act, HB131, which provides for a substantial increase to fund educational technology in Utah public schools. Formed both a finance and a policy task force to address concerns raised in the Board’s audit of online and distance education programs in Utah. . . . → Read More