Utah Core Standards Forum Scheduled April 26

Utah Core Standards Forum

The Utah State Board of Education invites Utah residents to share their comments about the Utah Core Standards at a public forum on Thursday April 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Granite School District Board Room. The event will be live streamed and written comments may also be submitted via email, Facebook and Twitter from Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary: April 13, 2012

In this meeting, Utah public education governing partners from the Governor’s Office, Legislature, school districts and charters were invited to join with the Utah State Office of Education in reviewing the process for setting the minimum school program budget and to help ensure the process is public. The Utah State Board of Education scheduled a public forum on April 26 to hear public comment on Utah Core Standards. Student activity account trainings have been scheduled for superintendents, principals, school athletic directors and school board members during the month of May. The Utah State Board of Education approved seven new charter schools. . . . → Read More

Tooele Junior High, a School to Watch

Honoring Tooele Junior High as School to Watch

Their school motto is: “Every Student Will Learn.” And they work at living up to their motto every day. Tooele Junior High is this year’s new School to Watch, a designation that is given to middle schools across the nation that meet the strict criteria of being academically excellent, developmentally responsive, and socially equitable. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 13, 2012

American flag in elementary school classroom

Today’s Top Picks: There’s good news on the revenue front. OK, it’s better news for cities, who use sales tax, than for schools, which use income tax, but good news nonetheless. KSL puts out a long piece on Canyons Superintendent Doty. Twin Falls paper looks at pre-K in Idaho. Nebraska looks at the Pledge. Links to these stories and many more are in the April 13 Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

UPPAC Q&A: Law Against Drunk Teaching?

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Q & A

The Utah State Office of Education’s legal team answers your questions about Utah’s public education system here on Fridays. In this edition: A concerned parent asks whether Utah has a law preventing teachers from drinking alcohol at school. The answer and details about how to submit your question is in the April 13 UPPAC Q&A. . . . → Read More