State Board August Meeting Summary

In its August 7, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Directed staff to incorporate changes suggested during a 90-day public comment period on draft Utah Science and Engineering Education Standards for Grades 6-8 and agreed to allow an additional 30-day comment period on the updated draft. • Gave preliminary approval to a new rule establishing procedures for turning around low-performing schools. • Swore in new Board Member Stan Lockhart who represents District 13 in Utah County. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 12, 2015

"Kids going to school" by Spyros Papaspyropoulos/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: Washington School Board approves a tax increase. And Washington School District discusses its instructional materials needs. Governor Herbert touts walking to school. LA Times looks at the work involved in reconciling the House and Senate ESEA rewrites. How much homework is too much homework? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 12. . . . → Read More

State Charter Board August Meeting

State Charter School Board

The Utah State Charter School Board meeting is August 13 at the Utah State Office of Education. This meeting will be streamed live at . . . → Read More