Utah Selects New Statewide School Testing Provider

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) will begin negotiations with Questar Assessment Inc. for a five-year, computer-adaptive testing contract that will begin being used in schools in the 2018-19 school year. . . . → Read More

In its October 12 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Delayed setting an effective date for approved changes to core course requirements for grades 7 and 8 and referred the rule back to committee for further consideration. Revised its funding priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Priorities include funding growth and a 5.5 percent increase in the weighted-pupil unit. Appointed Darin Nielsen as Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 6, 2017

Equality Utah and the State Board of Education settle the lawsuit over sex-ed policy in Utah. Utah Business looks at the outlook for education in Utah. Of the 700,000 DACA recipients in the U.S., an estimated 20,000 of them are teachers. What does this mean for schools? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 5, 2017

Trib looks at the funding backing Our Schools Now ballot initiative. Legislature looks at immunization opt out. Congrats to Millard Supt. David Styler, Utah’s new Superintendent of the Year. Nationally, the Hispanic high school dropout rate reaches a new low. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 2, 2017

High School Activities Association sues the State Board of Education and the state. Latest state intergenerational poverty report shows some gains in education. Latest poll shows weakening support for Our Schools Now tax plan. Ed Week takes a look at how states plan to handle opt outs in their ESSA plans. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More