Restoring MESA Funding State Board Priority

MESA Utah Video_"What is MESA Utah?"




In 2010, the Utah Legislature cut an $8 million line item in the public education budget that funds programs for at-risk students. This line item included funding for MESA Utah. MESA stands for Math Engineering Science Achievement. The purpose of MESA is to increase the number of under-served ethnic minority and female students who pursue coursework, advanced study and careers in the fields of mathematics, engineering and science. . . . → Read More

Utah Teacher of the Year mini film festival: The grand finale

Utah Teacher of the Year mini film festival_"Clapper Board and Reel" by M4D GROUP/flickr




Utah’s 2012 Teacher of the Year will be announced in mere hours. How are you biding your time before then? Sure, our die-hard followers are listening to today’s State Board of Education meeting. But for the rest of you who who are either among Utah’s more than 30,000 teachers or just appreciate the hard work and dedication of our state’s educators, here is the last installment, the Grand Finale, to this Utah Teacher of the Year mini-film fest. . . . → Read More

Utah Teacher of the Year mini film festival: Day 2

Utah Teacher of the Year mini film festival_"Clapper Board and Reel" by M4D GROUP/flickr




It’s Day 2 of our Teacher of the Year mini film fest and we’ve got more uplifting videos for your viewing pleasure. We’re celebrating teachers on UtahPublicEducation.org leading up to the announcement of the 2012 Utah Teacher of the Year tomorrow. . . . → Read More

Utah Teacher of the Year mini film festival

Utah Teacher of the Year mini film festival_"Clapper Board and Reel" by M4D GROUP/flickr




In honor of World Teachers’ Day today and in anticipation of the announcement of the 2012 Utah Teacher of the Year on Friday, Utah Public Education is hosting a mini-film festival. These are fun and inspiring teacher appreciation videos curated from YouTube that will be posted here and on our other social media platforms over the next couple of days. . . . → Read More

Introducing the Utah Common Core




The Utah Common Core Academy professional development event this summer was an unprecedented, large-scale effort to give educators the tools they need to successfully implement the new Utah Common Core. The Academy was well-received by participants and it’s also garnered national attention. Learn more about the Utah Common Core in a new video, “Introducing the Utah Common Core,” posted here and on our YouTube channel. . . . → Read More

ACT announces scholarship video contest

Movie Camera_Photo by mecookie/flickr_ACT Video Scholarship




Why take the ACT? Answer this question with an original video and you could win thousands of dollars for college. ACT is handing out a $5,000 scholarship for the winning entry in this video contest. Second-place nets $2,500 and the third place winner gets $1,000. . . . → Read More

Superintendent Shumway congratulates the Class of 2011




Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway congratulates the graduating Class of 2011 in a new video posted on the Utah Public Education YouTube channel. In it, the Superintendent advises the graduates to make sure high school isn’t the end of their education. He also urges the graduates to participate in civic society. . . . → Read More

NBA All-Star: “You have to love our school buses!”




This new public service announcement features former NBA All-Star Mark Eaton explaining the benefit of Utah’s public school buses. Watch it here or on the Utah Public Education YouTube Channel. . . . → Read More