State Charter Board Agenda

Utah Charter Schools

The Utah State Charter School Board meets Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Utah State Office of Education. On the agenda are four charter amendment requests; discussion of charter school accountability; and recommendations on legislation and rules. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 11, 2012

"September 11th candle lighting ceremony" by Matt Coats/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Utah students remember 9/11. SITLA finds itself in tar sands controversy. Utah PTA leaders offer some inside information on the history of Utah’s most recent sex ed bill. Pleasant Grove OKs advertising on schools. Latest OECD report on education is out. Yes, it’s true. ENR was utterly unable to do 10 pull ups back in the day (or even yesterday, for that matter). But perhaps his grandchildren won’t have to line up in class to fail at the same thing. Links to these stories are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 11. . . . → Read More

Volunteer at your Local School

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway encourages everyone to help Utah public schools by becoming a volunteer. Check out his latest video on how and why you should volunteer. . . . → Read More

Superintendent Candidates Wanted

Utah State Board of Education Seal

It’s official — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry Shumway will be retiring Jan. 1, 2013. Thesearch for a new superintendent has begun. The public is invited to submit nominations and applications. The deadline for applications and supporting materials is Sept. 23. . . . → Read More