State Board August Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education Seal

During its August meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Looked to provide better and more stable funding for Utah public schools by seeking statutory changes in management of the $1.6 billion permanent School Trust Fund. Improved measurement of student achievement by setting uniform growth criteria for Utah’s K-3 Reading Improvement Program. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 2, 2013

Supt. Martell Menlove and USBE Chairwoman (white suite) talk to the news media.

In today’s ENR: State Board of Education will seek changes in management of the permanent School Trust Fund. Trib follows up on audits coming the way of districts and charters. Group protests Common Core at State Board meeting. State Board Member Jennifer Johnson offers some clarification on the Common Core. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for August 2. . . . → Read More

Changes to School Trust Fund Management

Utah State Board of Education Seal

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah State Board of Education voted today to seek changes in state law to move governing control of the $1.6 billion permanent State School Trust out of the State Treasurer’s Office and into the hands of an independent board of investment professionals. . . . → Read More