Ragnar Relay Teams for UT Teachers

Imagine Learning is again partnering with The Utah State Office of Education to co-sponsor teacher teams for the Wasatch Back RAGNAR Relay. If you are a Utah teacher find out how you can join one of the seven teams with open spots. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 31, 2013

In today’s ENR: Education takes a prominent position in Governor’s State of the State. The Democrats feature education in their response. Bob Bernick gives it a critique. Can Alpine District operate debt free at its present growth rate? KSL looks at math instruction. Just what does the Common Core say about the literature-informative text balance? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 31. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 30, 2013

"Capitol" by Amy the Nurse/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Legislative Democrats argue for more funding for public ed. Bill on bond election timing advances. Will there soon be AEDs in all schools? Cato analyst praises Utah’s campus gun law in D.C. hearing. Washington Supt. Max Rose plans to retire at the end of the school year. Elementary school principals name their top principal. Bill Gates focuses on grading teachers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 30. . . . → Read More

Common Education Acronyms

If you’re following public education-related bills this legislative session, here is a list of frequently used acronyms that can come in handy. The list was handed out to members of the Public Education Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday. Enjoy! . . . → Read More

Coalition of Minorities Advisory Agenda

photo collage of minority students

The Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC) will meet Jan. 31 at the Utah State Office of Education from noon to 2 p.m. Items on the agenda include updates on the Utah Immigration and Migration Commission and the American Indian REACH Perspective booklet. . . . → Read More

USBE Legislative Meeting

Utah State Board of Education Seal

Members of the Utah State Board of Education will meet for their first legislative board meeting on Thursday. Items on the agenda include review of bills relating to the state board elections and governance. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 29, 2013

Utah State Capitol

In today’s ENR: School finance transparency bill gets out of committee favorably. D-News looks at the college and career ready concept. Granite students do Art Night Live. Want a grant? You got evidence for what you want to do? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 29. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 28, 2013

2-8-11 Utah Capitol

In today’s ENR: If you hadn’t heard, the Legislature is in session. Whiteboard insiders poll finds many don’t expect ESEA reauthorization until at least 2015. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 28. . . . → Read More

Ethics Changes! Contact your Legislator

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

Strong ethical principles are vital to effective representative government. Unfortunately, national and local headlines make clear: government ethics improvement is an urgent need. . . . → Read More