State Board May Meeting Summary

In its May 8, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Released draft changes to secondary mathematics standards for a 90-day public comment period. The Board also revised its standards adoption process. Asked for a rule to be drafted about components of Utah’s Public Educator Evaluation Requirements (PEER) program for annual educator evaluation ratings. Agreed to form a digital teaching and learning task force to look at that issue in elementary and secondary schools. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 8, 2015

"Mystical Mathematical Mandalas" by South Summit Elementary's fourth grade students.

In today’s ENR: Utah Foundation looks at how many more kids will be entering Utah schools over the next 35 years. It’s a lot. Alpine Board names Assistant Superintendent Sam Jarman as new superintendent, replacing the retiring Vern Henshaw. KSL looks at salaries in Utah schools and districts. KSL also looks at the starting times of Utah schools. ACT expands computer-based testing. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

2015 Sorenson Legacy Awards

The Utah State Office of Education, with support from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation will honor the 2015 recipients of the Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education at a recognition dinner Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More