Utah Teacher Fellows Will Engage Peers and Inform Education Policy; Hope Street Group and NNSTOY Convene First Cohort: Hope Street Group News Release

Hope Street Group in partnership with the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) selected the first cohort of Utah Teacher Fellows to join a cross-state teacher leader network that will participate in high-quality professional learning, mobilize their colleagues and amplify teacher impact in education policy and practice. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 23, 2017

Canyons School District will place a bond issue on the ballot in November. Ogden schools collect a check for Ogden High’s role in the web series “Youth and Consequences.” KUTV looks at crowding at Fremont High. Ed Week looks at how states and schools across the country are filling those hard-to-fill teaching positions. Ed Week also looks at how schools are handling the boom in student-to-student sexting. Massachusetts becomes the first state to have a majority of its labor force hold bachelor’s degrees or better. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 23, 2017

Silicon Slopes is making its voice heard in STEM education. Trib takes a look at American Preparatory Academy first day back. CNN looks at the nation’s teacher shortage. Latest data from NCES? “The average start time for public schools was 8:10 am. Nationally, only about 4 percent of schools had start times before 7:30 am. This early start was more common among schools with 1,000 or more students (14 percent) than all public schools (4 percent). It was also substantially more common among high schools (10 percent) than among primary (2 percent), middle (7 percent), or combined (4 percent) schools.” All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 21, 2017

School districts begin looking at middle school course options. KSL finds the teacher shortage has eased in Utah. Tribune updates us on the Dreamers. New Gallup poll finds most Americans are satisfied with their child’s education. A different poll finds support for charter schools has dropped. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Instructional Materials Commission Nominations Sought

There is currently an opening on the Instructional Materials Commission for a lay citizen member. Nominees for this position may not be currently employed as Utah educators, but should possess an interest in evaluating K-12 curriculum materials. . . . → Read More

News Release: Paula Plant Appointed as Interim Director of School Children’s Trust

Utah State Board of Education Chair Mark Huntsman authorized the appointment of Paula Plant as interim director of School Children’s Trust Section, effective Aug. 8, 2017. Plant will serve as the interim director until the Utah State Board of Education appoints a new director. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary for Aug. 4, 2017

In its August 4 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Approved the use of end-of year SAGE tests for high school freshman and sophomores in spring 2018. Added flexibility to middle school/junior high school course requirements. Forwarded a draft copy of Utah’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan to the Governor and Legislature for their review. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 4, 2017

State Board of Education looks at ninth and 10th grade year-end tests in Utah. Board’s Law and Licensing Committee kills a proposal to amend its rule on the online educator license web site. Provo Herald wonders why there are so few women in education leadership roles in Utah County. Standard takes a look a student discipline in Ogden District. Ed Week looks at testing flexibility in ESSA. Cal State drops its requirements for placement exams, remedial classes in math and English for freshmen. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting on Aug. 11, 2017

The Utah State Charter School Board will hold its August meeting beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More