State Board March Meeting Summary

In its March 6, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Voted to direct State Superintendent Brad C. Smith to seek a one-year renewal to the state’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver if the Utah Legislature adjourns on March 12 without funding the Board’s request for additional money to allow districts and charter schools the flexibility granted under the waiver. Gave preliminary approval to an update to Board rule clarifying parental rights to opt their children out of state-mandated assessments. The measure will be further considered on April 10. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 6, 2015

Utah Teachers at the Summer 2013 Core Academy

In today’s ENR: Legislature looks at a 4 percent increase in WPU funding. Utah State Board of Education considers not extending Utah’s ESEA waiver. For the fifth year in a row, lawmakers tweak school grading system. Should Utah high schoolers be required to take four years of math? Bill to replace ‘dirty buses’ moves on to Senate. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 6. . . . → Read More

Congratulations to Team Jedi

The Utah State Board of Education recognized the Fifth Annual FIRST LEGO League State Championship winners during its March meeting. Team Jedi took the first-place Champions Award at the competition in January, which drew more than 290 teams. . . . → Read More