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To help prepare them for the globalized world, The University’s Provost, Brad Cook, recently took a group of 19 students from SUU to the Education without Borders Conference in the United Arab Emirates.

Utah’s high stakes graduation test, the Utah Basic Skills Competency Test (UBSCT), has been heavily criticized as an ineffective tool to measure college and career readiness. The criticism is well deserved. The UBSCT simply provides for a minimum graduation standard.

Two Utah teachers have won $10,000 after being selected among the 85 recipients of the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The national award is given annually to outstanding K-12 math and science teachers.

Nebo Students were awarded over $170,000 in scholarships and won two of the five coveted final positions at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to be held in Los Angeles, California on May 8-13, 2011. This is the world championship of science fairs!

For her emphasis and hard work in promoting family literacy, the Weber State Literacy Program will honor Utah first lady Jeanette Herbert with its first ever “Friend of Family Literacy” award on April 21.  

Cache School District is opening up their board meetings for online viewers. Streaming video of live Board Meetings allows patrons the opportunity to stay current and informed of issues addressed by the School Board. Agendas and associated documents relating to the meeting are available and present themselves throughout the live meeting for additional information.

Acclaimed as a director on the New York stage as well as winning an Emmy Award for his work in television, Lonny Price is an accomplished director, actor and writer whose credits range from Broadway to concert halls to film and television. Price comes to Southern Utah University’s Department of Theatre Arts and Dance for a lecture on musical theatre and a series of master classes.

A rapidly evolving, competitive corporate environment is crying out for employees with more specific and in-depth skills than ever before. The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business is meeting that demand: specialty master's degrees.  The school offers a number of master's degrees aimed at more specific disciplines such as Accounting, Finance, Information Systems and Commercial Real Estate Development.

Check out this recap of education-related news from across the state of Utah.

The Green Academy is the name under which Salt Lake Community College packages all of its programs related to the growing fields of alternative and renewable energy.

SLCC is a comprehensive community college with more than a dozen instructional sites, including four main campuses. The college serves about 60,000 students, of which about 23,000 are credit-seeking students who are working toward a two-year degree or transfer to a four-year school.

One of the world’s most frequently cited economists has agreed to teach at Utah State University in May 2011. Miles Kimball, professor of economics at the University of Michigan, will become the second Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Visiting Professor, Dean Douglas D. Anderson announced.

Higher Ed Matters is a monthly newsletter published by the Office of the Commissioner for Higher Education providing insight and advocacy for higher education in Utah.

Utah Valley University is pleased to host the fourth annual Latin American Celebration on April 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Sorensen Student Center Grande Ballroom. This annual event celebrates successful Latin American students in Utah and Wasatch counties with the presentation of more than 60 scholarships from UVU departments, community student recognitions, and seven community awards. The evening includes dinner and entertainment with cultural dance performances.

On May 4th and 5th, 4500 students, teachers, administrators, parents, industry leaders and volunteers will converge on the campus of Bridgerland Applied Technology College (BATC) for the 4th annual Career Days.

And in an industry that is very much about who you know, the independent film festival provides an opportunity for new talent to showcase their very best. The annual Thunderbird Film Festival at Southern Utah University, now in its 11th year, is just that — a showcase of the region’s very best in independent film.

University of Utah Health Care will begin offering a free app for patients to access their personal medical records on-the-go, becoming the first health system in Utah to offer MyChart for the iPhone. MyChart is a program that allows patients to access their own medical records through a secure online portal.

Becky Lewis, Provo School District's Head Librarian, was selected as the Utah Educational Library and Media Association's Administrator (UELMA) of the Year. Lewis has been with Provo School District for 13 years and has made incredible contributions to the continued learning for students.

The Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College has been awarded a Quality Environments grant from the State of Utah. The grant will help centers improve the environment for children and provide materials and equipment.

The Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT) announced today the selection of Mark D. Walker as campus president of the Uintah Basin Applied Technology College (UBATC). Walker is currently an executive for the Mountainland Applied Technology College, a UCAT campus with headquarters in Lehi, where he has served since 2005 as Vice President of Operations, Facilities and Custom Fit, Vice President of Student Services, and Program Director.

Eight hundred patrons within the boundaries of Alpine School District participated in a recent survey. Results of the survey, as well as a review of the bond status, will be presented in a series of spring input meetings. ASD Board and Cabinet Members will be in attendance at the meetings to discuss the results of the bond survey, as well as to get input about the bond and other current issues.

More than 1,000 high school students from Utah and nearby states will meet on the University of Utah campus Thursday, April 7 through Saturday, April 9 for a three-day competition during which robots designed and built by high school students compete on a playing field. The public and news media are invited to the event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT each day in the Huntsman Center, 1825 South Campus Drive, Salt Lake City.

In February 2010 UEN received a $13.5 million award from NTIA for our Round 1 BTOP infrastructure application, Utah Anchors: A Community Broadband Project. It will serve over 130 community anchor sites. It will extend fiber-based 1000MB broadband to 62 Elementary Schools, 100MB broadband to 26 Charter Schools and 35 Public Libraries, and broadband Ethernet (both fiber and copper) to 7 central Head Start programs.

Dixie State College of Utah received state approval last Wednesday to begin offering a certificate of completion (COC) in computer forensics beginning this fall. The program, which was unanimously approved by the DSC Board of Trustees March 21, was granted a "fast-track" approval by Utah System of Higher Education Commissioner Dr. William Sederburg.

Hundreds of Utah Valley University students are rolling up their sleeves for the UVU Volunteer & Service-Learning Center’s 4th Annual UVolunteer Week. Student leaders have a week’s worth of projects lined up for March 28 through April 2, including a blood drive, highway cleanup and field day at an elementary school.

Utah’s public school educators are signing up now for the Utah Common Core Academy, taking place in 14 locations across the state this summer.

Bonneville Elementary School fourth grade teacher Charlene Farnworth is the latest recipient of the Teacher Feature award. Farnworth was nominated by former student Brigette Hammond, who had her as a second grade teacher 15 years ago.

Charlie Roberts, from the Washington County School District, is a model of what a technology director and leader in education should be. He has tremendous vision in guiding his district forward into the ever-changing world of technology; he leads his staff, school administration, and district educators by his actions and example, and truly enables the success of everyone he works with. Charlie is one of several UCET Technology Award winners in 2011.

On Wednesday, April 13, 2010 an Apprenticeship Career Fair will be held from 6-8 pm at Davis Applied Technology College, a UCAT campus, in Room #1051. Offered to current and future apprenticeship students, employers, and associations in the construction trades, the event will feature vendor demonstrations, tours, refreshments, and prizes.

Utah State University’s student chapter of The Wildlife Society captured first place awards in team and individual competition at the 46th annual Western Student Wildlife Conclave held March 11-14 at northern California’s Humboldt State University.

Utah’s regular State Board of Regents will meet Friday March 25 beginning at 9 am in the Taylor Health Sciences Center at Dixie State College in St. George for the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting. A Regent and President retreat is scheduled the day before to discuss individual campus strategies for implementing the HigherEdUtah 2020 Plan.

Oakridge School in Springville, Utah, has received the 2011 Utah Community of Caring Innovative Practice Award from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center for Community of Caring at the University of Utah College of Education.

In response to the devastation in Japan, students in the Utah Valley University Japan Club and the International Student Council will hold the “A Dollar for Help, A Crane for Hope,” fundraiser March 21-25.

University of Utah researchers built "spintronic" transistors and used them to align the magnetic "spins" of electrons for a record period of time in silicon chips at room temperature. The study is a step toward computers, phones and other spintronic devices that are faster and use less energy than their electronic counterparts.

Park City’s Jeremy Ranch Elementary School, McPolin Elementary School, Parley’s Park Elementary School, and Trailside Elementary School along with Provo’s Freedom Academy charter school will be presented with the Healthier US School Challenge Bronze Award for promotion of nutrition and physical activities. They are Utah’s first schools to earn the awards.

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University today announced that the U.S. News & World Report has ranked the school No. 29 on its annual list of best graduate school education programs in the nation. This marks the 12th consecutive year the college has made it on the list, and it is the only education program in Utah this year to secure a place in the top 50.

The Utah Women and Education Project (UWEP) has released its second set of findings in its two-year study into Utah females’ lagging higher education attendance and graduation rates. In the second of four monthly releases, UWEP details the need for positive school counselors and administrators, the influence teachers have on a young woman’s college decisions and the influence of college preparation activities.

These free parenting eNewsletters are written by parenting experts (who are parents themselves!). They are designed so that information that's relevant to your child is automatically delivered to you just in time!.

On Wednesday, March 30 Career and Technical Education (CTE)high school students across the state, interested in healthcare careers, will participate in a Virtual Healthcare Interactive live broadcast, in partnership with the Utah State Office of Education and Intermountain Healthcare.

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