Education News Roundup: Dec. 7, 2016

Gov. Gary Herbert shakes hands with Granite Park Jr. High students. Photo from Utah Governor Gary Herbert's website.

Gov. Herbert calls for a 4 percent increase in the WPU in his budget proposal. There will be a lot of new committee chairs in the Utah House of Representatives next year. Human Rights Watch releases its report on LGBT student discrimination. Utah was one of the states observed in the report. The Alpine and Ogden school foundations are included among the 50 largest such foundations in the U.S., according to a new report. . . . → Read More

Utah Eighth Graders Top Nation in Science; Fourth Graders Ranked Eighth

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah eighth graders turned in the best science scores in the nation in 2015, collectively raising their average score by five points and beating the national average by eight points, according to data released today by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. Utah fourth graders raised their average score by six points, enough to rank eighth in the nation in 2015, NAEP also reported. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 11, 2016

In today’s ENR: Sen. Escamilla’s bill on after-school programs advances. Is a primary election in the future for the Utah State Board of Education? The economy ekes out education as the top issue for Utahns in latest poll. Rapid City, SD, school board interviews former Canyons Supt. Doty. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 11, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 9, 2015

State Charter School Board members visited American Leadership Academy and several other charters on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to the seven Utah teachers named finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Tooele County School District bond will go on the ballot this November. Here is a look at the first days of school through the decades from the photo archives of the New York Times. A Deseret News editorial looks at “Addressing truancy needs to be a collaborative, sustained national effort.” Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 9. . . . → 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

Education News Roundup: May 20, 2015

In today’s ENR: The proposed middle school science standards get one last public hearing in Salt Lake. John Glenn, by the way, puts in a good word for teaching evolution in schools. D-News looks at the StepUP READY grant program. Standard looks at credit recovery programs ahead of high school graduation. Utah gets some kudos as the U.S. Senate looks at open education resources. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 20. . . . → Read More

New State Superintendent Selected

The Utah State Board of Education on Friday selected Ogden School District Superintendent Brad C. Smith as the next State Superintendent of Public Instruction. . . . → Read More

Happy Fourth of July!

Fireworks by tlc/CC/flickr

The Utah State Office of Education will be closed Friday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The office will reopen on Monday, July 7 for regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Have a fun and safe holiday. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 12, 2014

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Martell Menlove at the 2013 State of Education Address.

In today’s ENR: Search for a new State Superintendent has begun. Standard looks at some of the changes going on in the Ogden District. Salt Lake District looks to lower class sizes. Congratulations to Sam Ray, new North Sanpete superintendent. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 12. . . . → Read More