Digital Learning Webinar

What is mathematics?_Diana Suddreth_Utah State Office of Education

One of the resources the Utah State Office of Education supports for teachers is the National Repository of Online Courses (NROC) digital library of resources. This is a great resource for those who are developing curriculum or selecting available curricular items for their classrooms. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 31, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Trib looks at property taxes including those from school districts. Park Record jumps into the PTA-PTO debate. D-News covers the Women in Education Summit. What are the health implications of keeping schools open or closing them during flu outbreaks? California couple indicted on charges of planting Vicodin, Percocet, marijuana, and a used marijuana pipe on their son’s teacher. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 31. . . . → Read More

The Real Halloween Scare

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

The election has nearly arrived. Thank heavens! I suspect that you and I are alike–glad the election season is coming to a conclusion. Some parts of our election process are very helpful. Focus is placed on issues which need to be debated. The spotlight is aimed on our leaders and potential leaders; we get to know them better. Most importantly, we are able to express our feelings when we vote! . . . → Read More

Education News Roundoup: Oct. 30, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Latest school board races in the news: Granite and Washington. Will the Winter Sports School become a charter school? Indiana state superintendent race reviewed. Kentucky consider charter districts. And a discussion of the teaching profession hits the big time: Dear Abby. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 30. . . . → Read More

USBE Monthly Meeting

Utah State Board of Education Seal

The Utah State Board of Education will hold its committee meetings on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 and its regular meeting on Friday Nov. 2; both meetings will be held at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. The complete agenda along with more information about agenda items can be found here. Friday’s regular Board meeting, though not the committee meetings, will be streamed live here. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 29, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Here’s another chance to look at Utah State Board of Education candidates ahead of election day. Local boards are up for a vote, too. Sutherland’s Paul Mero calls for an education tax. Virtual ed likes the Common Core. Ann Romney tells Good Housekeeping it’s time to throw out the education system. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 29. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 26, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Here’s your chance to digitally meet this year’s Utah State School Board candidates. U issues a report on chronic absenteeism in Utah schools. Sen. Reid comments further on sex education. Teen shows educators how to Tweet. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 26. . . . → Read More

Q&A: Can participation be required?

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 coach wants to know if fundraising participation can be a requirement for all members of the school’s volleyball team. The answer and how to submit your question are in the Oct. 26 UPPAC Q&A. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 25, 2012

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In today’s ENR: Special ed moves center stage in the Matheson-Love debate. The heat is on (whoa, ’80s flashback there to Glen Frey and “Beverly Hills Cop”) in the Canyons District race. Mark Bouchard discusses Gov. Herbert’s education plans. “The governance of high school sports might be the most egregious example of unchecked power and government condescension in a free society.” – Sutherland’s Paul Mero. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 26. . . . → Read More