Education News Roundup: Nov. 21 – 2017

Artwork of sailboats by Canyon View Elementary students.

Two Corner Canyon High students killed in Draper rollover. Teens remembered as kind, caring as hundreds attend vigil. Poll: A Third of Utahns Say They Should Pay More in Taxes to Fund Education. In our opinion: School Bonds evidence Utah support for education. Secondary education homeless students have unique needs. Agency tells schools they must serve kids with disabilities. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 15 – 2016

Statewide E.Y.E. (Entry Years Enhancement) Coordinators meeting at the Utah State Board of Education office.

Utahns Overwhelmingly Want Better Funded Schools. Five students stabbed in Mountain View High School locker room. Orem Elementary School honors custodian for service in armed forces. ACT Offers First Accommodations for English-Language Learners. . . . → Read More

November Meeting Summary

n its November 4, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Gave preliminary approval to an amended rule dealing with public school participation in organizations like the Utah High School Activities Association. Approved Digital Teaching and Learning grants for four school districts and two charter schools. Reviewed student enrollment numbers from the October 1 head count conducted in Utah public schools. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary

In its October 7, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Made student growth, a 2.5 percent increase in weighted-pupil unit funding, and moving the state to the use of ACT and ACT Aspire tests for secondary assessment as its top three legislative priorities. • Endorsed school funding measure Amendment B on Utah’s November ballot. • Extended SAGE testing in grades 3 – 8 though spring 2018 while the Board considers overall changes in Utah’s statewide assessment and move forward with a new assessment request for proposal. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 30 – 2016

In today’s Education News Roundup: Gov. Gary Herbert to seek $400 million more for schools in next budget. Former employee charged with defrauding Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. New U. research center seeking solutions for refugees. On-time high school graduation rate in Virginia tops 91 percent. . . . → Read More

September Meeting Summary

In its September 9, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Preliminarily approved an amended new rule giving the Board some oversight to the Utah High School Activities Association, but not dealing with student athlete transfer. . . . → Read More

Board of Education Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education superintendency staff

In its August 12, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Voted to allow the new Academic Pathway to Teaching Level 1 License rule go into effect following a July 26 public hearing. The Board will look at amending the rule in September and will form a committee of its members to study educator licensing generally. • Directed State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson to begin setting up work groups with education stakeholders as Utah begins putting together its state plan for the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act. • Received a report from the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation noting that there is now funding available to provide vocational rehabilitation services to an additional 2,300 Utahns with disabilities. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 12 – 2016

Utah History Day national team members, Wendy Rex Atzet, program organizer and Board Member Laura Belnap (Brown shirt) pose for a picture at the Utah State Board of Education office.

In today’s Education News Roundup: Weber District discusses needs for its tax increase. The transgender bathroom guidance issue goes to court in Texas today. CDC reports on the levels of violence directed at gay high school students. Idaho delays submitting new science standards. Links to these story and many more are in the ENR. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 10 – 2016

Child Nutrition Programs' Team Up for Success Training/Education News Roundup

In today’s Education News Roundup: Provo and Washington districts raise taxes. D-News reports on other districts considering the move. Emery District is looking for more substitute teachers. Columbia University takes a look at who’s part of the opt-out movement. Illinois now requires driver education programs to offer instruction on what to do when you’re pulled over by the police. . . . → Read More