Q&A: Prayer at a School’s Ribbon-Cutting?

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 charter school parent asks how can prayer be done legally during a school’s ribbon cutting ceremony. The answer and how to submit your question are in the Aug. 31 UPPAC Q&A. . . . → Read More

New School Year, Healthier Meals

Students across Utah and the rest of the country will see some changes in their in school meals in the 2012-13 academic year. New federal nutrition standards for schools will go into effect this year. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 30, 2012

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In today’s ENR: How hot is it? It’s so hot … that you’ll have to make up your own joke. KSL looks to expose the (pick one) mitos, mythes, 神话, mythen, or myths of dual immersion programs. Ed Week takes a look at Digital Learning Plus. LHS enforcement of dress code rankles students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 30. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 29, 2012

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In Today’s ENR: Park Record looks at the new educator evaluations portion of Utah law. Jordan District looks at its play selection process (the theater kind, not the football kind). PTA revises its policy on charter school authorization. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 29. . . . → Read More

Meet the Vendors

Utah State Board of Education Seal

To assist districts and charter schools in becoming familiar with the vendors offering software for early intervention programs, a review meeting has been scheduled for Aug. 30 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the USOE. The six vendors selected through the request for proposals (RFP) process have been invited to do a 20-minute overview presentation of their products. . . . → Read More

Take the UT Core Survey

Utah State Board of Education Seal

A survey designed to solicit comments on the Utah Core Standards has been added to our website. Please add your voice to the discussion. The survey can be found on our main page http://www.schools.utah.gov/main/ on the right-hand side under “Popular Links” with the name Utah Core Standards Survey. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 28, 2012

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In today’s ENR: KSL looks at rising charter school enrollment in Utah. Rand looks at the impact on rising charter enrollment nationally. Ogden High opens its International Baccalaureate program. Ed Week looks at the expansion of online options in Utah and nationally. AP offers a brief synopsis of the GOP education platform. Links to these stories are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 28. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 27, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Two Utah State Board of Education candidates sue over Utah’s ballot selection process. Trust lands money is on the rise. What is the education difference between President Obama and Mitt Romney? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 27. . . . → Read More

Educational Equity board seeks Nominees

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The Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC) is seeking nominees to fill upcoming vacancies. The committee’s role is to advise the Utah State Board of Education on the educational needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students in Utah. . . . → Read More