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In fall 2011, charter schools enrolled 51,421 students. Since the opening of the first group of charter schools in 1999, total enrollment has increased by more than 51,000 students.

Students and community members welcomed the Year of the Dragon during the Chinese New Year Banquet in the TSC Ballroom on Saturday. "We want ? people beside Chinese to know about the lunar new year, and the Chinese culture as well," said Vivian Kwok, Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) vice president of Student Life.

Weber State University?s 16th Annual Storytelling Festival will take place Feb. 27-29. The award-winning festival will include performances from national, local and student storytellers.

You?ll learn how essayists write with clarity, how to free your imagination and capture sensory impressions on the pages of your journal, and how to structure material and speak in your own voice.

UCET Conference - 2012

Mon, 06 Feb 2012

Take advantage of the $45 early registration and get ready for a great conference at Jordan High School March 2 and 3. The conference registration goes up to $55 after February 10, 2012, so register now and save!

On Monday, February 13, 2012 Utah Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school students across the state will participate in a Virtual Healthcare Interactive (VHI) live broadcast, in partnership with the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) and Intermountain Healthcare.

Faculty and tutors from University College?s writing center at Utah Valley are joining forces with the Orem City Library to open a new public writing center that will benefit the entire Utah County community. The Community Writing Center, which will debut Feb. 10 with an 11 a.m. ribbon-cutting and open house that runs from 2-5 p.m., will provide local residents and students from the local school districts with help in developing writing skills in a variety of areas.

At the Jan. 24, 2012 Board meeting, District administration recommended Option C to the Board of Education. It is anticipated that the Board will make a final decision regarding the boundary in their meeting on Feb. 14. The survey will remain open for those who wish to submit comments in the meantime.

The Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET) blog shares news, resources, and information pertaining to using technology to support high quality instruction.

The Utah State Office of Education is seeking public comments on its previously announced intention to seek waivers on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, sometimes known as No Child Left Behind.

"We envision Huntsman Hall to be emblematic of our vision and values and to promote interaction just through its very design. It will be a place for people to be involved with others, for active learning, ..."

About three dozen students presented research findings to state legislators Tuesday in a bid to bring more attention to higher education. Featuring student-researchers from both the U and Utah State University, the annual event also aimed to give students an opportunity to articulate their discoveries.

Sam Rushforth, dean of Utah Valley University?s College of Science & Health, is featured in a new short documentary, ?The Diatom,? about the botanist?s four decades of research on a microscopic organism called the diatom and its relationship to the waterways of Utah?s Wasatch Mountains.

?Looking into the past and at the present, we can see that cheap energy and increasing complexity have contributed to a mutually reinforcing spiral,? says Utah State University historian Joseph Tainter.

Dixie State College of Utah will host a special summer sales job fair on Wednesday, Feb. 1st, in Conference Room B of the DSC Gardner Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year's fair is open to all students and community members.

The Utah State of Office of Education (USOE) today announced it will develop and support open textbooks in the key curriculum areas of secondary language arts, science, and mathematics.

The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce that Leslie Castle, a member of the Utah State Board of Education, has been selected to serve on a year-long NASBE study group?The Role of Technology in Schools and Communities?to examine the compound issues surrounding the ever-expanding use of digital technology in K-12 education.

Southern Utah University announced Friday the largest single gift in its 115-year history: $4 million from Walter M. and Alice Gibson.

The State Board of Regents has selected Dr. David W. Pershing as the 15th President of the University of Utah. Dr. Pershing is currently the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of Utah.

Students at the University of Utah make microscopic masterpieces using the same technology that makes Wii, iPod, and airbags work.

It?s not every day that researchers conduct experiments while floating in mid-air, but Utah State University engineering student Jenica Sparrow did just that last June while participating in NASA?s Microgravity University.

Thanks to a $1.33 million National Institutes of Health grant awarded in September 2011 to the Genetic Science Learning Center at the Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah, middle and high school students nationwide will be learning about cutting-edge research being done at the U of U?s Brain Institute.

The University of Utah is equipping current and future business leaders to leverage the exploding Internet-based marketplace by launching a new Internet Marketing Certificate program in April 2012.

New Tech College Video Ad

Tue, 17 Jan 2012

Ogden-Weber Tech College has joined with other UCAT colleges in a state-wide marketing campaign. You may have already seen ads on Fox 13 or Comcast cable networks advertising UCAT.

The Provo School District Board of Education would like to announce the appointment of Personnel Director Bob Gentry, as the Interim Superintendent. Associate Personnel Director Cindy Wright will be appointed as acting Personnel Director.

SUU records the lowest annual tuition of the 100 schools listed, proving the hidden gem that is an SUU education. SUU is also one of just 12 schools from the entire western United States to be named on this list,

The Utah State Board of Education gave preliminary approval to R277-497 School Grading System. The Utah Legislature required a grading system for schools and directed the State Board to devise the system.

"It's great to be here as part of the Thanksgiving Point area, part of the Lehi area chamber and great to have the relationship we have with the local cities and the local businesses." MATC president Clay Christensen said.

Utah State Superintendent Larry K. Shumway is challenging all members of the state?s educational community to get active and fit during this school year. More than two-thirds of our nation?s adult population is either overweight or obese ? in Utah it is about 57 percent of the population.

Snow College?s three-year graduation rate is 20 points or 60% higher than the national average. Forty-nine percent of freshmen who start at Snow College earn an associate degree within three years.

Operation Lifesaver Utah is a statewide, non-profit public awareness and education program dedicated to ending tragic collisions, fatalities, and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings and on railroad property.

This award is given annually to individuals, businesses and organizations that make extraordinary efforts to improve the community and the environment through the use of sustainable practices.

Bridgerland Applied Technology College is excited to announce the new Recertification training for non-affiliated fire fighters approved by the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy. This new training option provides certified individuals, who are not currently employed with a department, a pathway for recertification before his/her state certifications expire!

Scheduled for January 19th at 5-7pm. DATC has over 500 employers that hire thousands of our students every year. The secret to our success is preparing you to get hired. We help you tailor your cover letter and resume. Improve your interview skills.

Common Sense on Common Core

Fri, 06 Jan 2012

Utah?s businesses and workforce must be able to compete globally. For this reason, the Legislature, employers and parents are demanding that our education system benchmark its objectives against international competitors.

Stepfamily education is a free six-week class for dating, cohabitating, or remarried couples who have a child or children from a previous relationship. This education class is designed to help couples and families prepare for the unique challenges that come with stepfamily living.

The evidence of success in preparing students for the increasing demands of the working world is highlighted in this report. From Blanding to Logan, Utah State University students are being taught in innovative ways by world-class instructors.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert will attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Utah Valley University?s new Business Resource Center with UVU President Matthew S. Holland and area business, government, education and community leaders on Jan. 6 at 11 a.m.

Since 1998 the AF band has marched in the 2005 Presidential Parade in Washington DC, the 2007 Macy?s New York Parade and in several Bands of America National competitions.

The University of Utah?s College of Architecture and Planning (CA+P) lecture series ?10.11.12? continues spring semester at The Leonardo. The spring series will cover the challenges and opportunities inherent in planning cities?ecological systems that change in real time and under volatile conditions that cannot be perfectly predicted.

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