Education News Roundup: Oct. 23, 2014

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In today’s ENR: Logan Herald Journal previews Monday’s SAGE test results. More grandparents are raising their grandchildren. Education First and Prosperity 2020 look to begin a new education initiative next week. Canyons School District library specialist to hike on Everest for literacy awareness. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 23. . . . → Read More

USOE Proposes to Amend ESEA Flexibility Waiver

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The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) proposes to request two amendments to the State’s approved ESEA flexibility waiver request. The proposed amendments are open for public comment at the following address: publiccomment@schools.utah.gov . . . → Read More

Public Comment Sought on Financial Literacy Standards

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Members of the public are invited to comment on proposed General Financial Literacy course standards prior to their review and possible adoption by the Utah State Board of Education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 22, 2014

2013 Healthy STEM 5K and STEM Fair

In today’s ENR: Legislative audit finds a high recidivism rate in Utah’s juvenile justice system. New CDC report shows 4.4 percent of Utah’s kindergarteners (or 2,406 kids) weren’t immunized during the 2013-14 school year. That’s quite a bit above the national median of 1.8 percent, but quite a bit below some of our neighboring states, e.g., Idaho at 6.4 and Oregon at (a nation leading) 7.1 percent. Park Records looks at incoming State Superintendent Brad Smith. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 22 . . . → Read More

2015 Legislative Priorities

Utah State Board of Education

At the top of the Utah State Board of Education’s 2015 budget priority list is a $122.5 million expectation that the Legislature will fully fund the expected growth in Utah public schools and increase the weighted-pupil unit by 1.5 percent to match the inflation rate. . . . → Read More

State Board Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education

In its Oct. 10, 2014 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Offered the job of State Superintendent of Public Instruction to Ogden School District Superintendent Brad Smith, who accepted the job. Smith will start in the first week of November. Set its legislative priorities for the 2015 general session of the Utah Legislature. Chief among the expectations are full funding of growth and an inflationary increase in WPU funding. Agreed to work with legislators on amending the school grading statutes in light of the state’s new computer-adaptive SAGE tests. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 21, 2014

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In today’s ENR: Trib takes a closer look at SAGE scores due out Monday. Hello? Anyone out there want to be a teacher? Anyone? Anyone at all? Pornography Education Pilot Project Launches in Taylorsville. AT&T surprises 162 Salt Lake teachers by funding their DonorsChoose.org projects. Jazz Take Nearly 200 Students on Field Trip to Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 21. . . . → Read More

CMAC’s October Meeting Agenda

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The Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC) will meet Oct. 23 at Utah State Office of Education from noon to 2 p.m. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 17, 2014

In today’s news roundup: NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia warns on standardized testing. Utah State Board of Education lists its budget priorities. Reps. Brian King and Daniel McCay discuss Superintendent Smith. The Spectrum takes a look at homeless students in Washington County. When spending quality time with the kids, be sure to use quality words … or at least so says a new study. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks out on education inequality. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup . . . → Read More