Education News Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014

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In today’s ENR: The Legislature takes an early look at potentially changing the election process for State Board of Education. If you’re reading this before 12:15 p.m., you can join the Trib Talk with incoming State Superintendent Brad Smith. Spectrum looks at Common Core math in Washington District. Utah Political Capitol previews some of the education bills coming up in January. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 30. . . . → Read More

Science Community Opportunities

Sarah Young, Science Specialist at the Utah State Office of Education

Here are more great opportunities for our community! Check out the experiences below to become more engaged in the science community around us: . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 29, 2014

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In today’s ENR: SAGE test results follow up continues. There’s also follow up to Education First and Prosperity 2020′s event on Utah education. If the GOP takes over the Senate (the one in D.C.), will Utah Sen. Lee be pushing education reform? Ed Week pokes around at the intersection of personalized learning and student privacy. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 29. . . . → Read More

Public Comment Sought on …

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Please review linked documents and provide written feedback to Carol.Anderson@schools.utah.gov prior to December 15, 2014. It is anticipated that the USOE will announce additional opportunities to provide input between now and December 15th. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 27, 2014

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In today’s ENR: Utah releases the first-ever SAGE results based upon the new, more rigorous Utah Core Standards. Here’s your chance to catch up on local school board races. Weber Supt. Stephens discusses assessment. States backing off on use of student biometric tracking data. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 27. . . . → Read More

New SAGE Test Results

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Final results from last spring’s first-ever computer-adaptive Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) tests showed 41.7 percent of Utah’s public school students are on track to be college and career ready in language arts, 38.7 percent in math, and 43.7 percent in science when they graduate from high school, according to data released today by the Utah State Office of Education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 24, 2014

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In today’s ENR: Census confirms that Utah is growing rapidly in some places. Ogden School Board appoints Assistant Superintendent Sandy Coroles as the district’s interim superintendent. Civil rights groups push to make sure minority students are remembered as ESEA waivers are handed out. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 24. . . . → Read More

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