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

Education News Roundup: March 25, 2016




In today’s ENR: Utah gubernatorial candidates discuss education and other issues that made the Utah Foundation list. High schools will now be divided into six classifications for sports and other activities. New anti-out-out coalition forms. Links to these stories and many more are in the Educational News Roundup for March 25. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 6, 2015




In today’s ENR: Community group creates a school orchestra for charter school students. Reuters study finds Utah governmental entities (like, for example, school districts) get a better deal with state-run investment pools than by buying Treasuries with their idle cash. Ed Week offers a map on who has ESEA waivers and who doesn’t. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 6. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 24, 2015

Tami Pyfer, education advisor for Gov. Gary Herbert.




In today’s ENR: Gov. Gary Herbert’s education advisor, Tami Pyfer, takes to KVNU to discuss the governor’s cooperation on education issues. The Governor himself takes to CBNC to tout Utah’s investment in education. Ed Week looks at the proposed education cuts in the Senate’s budget. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 24. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 29, 2015

Utah State Board of Education members Brittney Cummins, Linda Hansen and Laura Belnap attended the 2015 CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards




In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Payson High rodeo star Wyatt Johnson, who was named Sports Illustrated April High School Athlete of the Month. This is a first for rodeo athletes. Utah State Board of Education is still looking for your feedback on the proposed middle school science standards. There was a meeting last night in Vernal. Next meeting is May 6 in Provo. The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP, but pronounced “nape”) has released 2014 results in U.S. history, geography, and civics. These are only national results. No state-level data is available. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 29. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 16, 2014

"Turning Leaves" by TomKellyPhoto/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: Rep. Greene proposes education savings account plan. Davis earns district accreditation. Weber District opens a safety hotline. Nationally, is there too much standardized testing? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 16. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Agendas




The Utah State Board of Education will hold a work/study session on Thursday, September 4, 2014 beginning at 5 p.m. and hold its regular meeting on Friday, September 5 beginning with committee meetings at 7 a.m. . . . → Read More

State Board May Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education Seal




In its May 9, 2014 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: •Began accepting applications and nominations for a new State Superintendent of Public Instruction following the announced retirement of Martell Menlove. The Board also began the process of issuing a request for proposals for a recruitment firm to seek qualified applicants. •Approved proficiency level descriptors for Utah’s new SAGE assessment. •Approved an updated schedule for revisions to Utah’s Core Standards in light of new Utah law. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 12, 2014

Utah State Capitol




In today’s ENR: Legislature passes the school budget. It includes funding for growth and a 2.5 percent increase in the WPU. School district split bill fails in the Senate. Senate approves Terryl Warner as the newest member of the Utah State Board of Education. D-News analyzes the failure of the 1:1 initiative. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 12. . . . → Read More