Board Endorses Ballot Measure




The Utah State Board of Education voted Friday to support Utah Constitutional Amendment B, a ballot measure that if approved by voters in November would increase and stabilize the distribution from the permanent State School Fund through the School LAND Trust program. . . . → Read More

New USDB Campus

C. Mark Openshaw Education Center




A ribbon cutting and celebration on Thursday marked the grand opening for a new Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) campus, which includes 10 additional classrooms and state-of-the-art gymnasium and theater facilities in Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

2016 SAGE Results




– More Utah students gained proficiency in math and science while English language arts proficiency levels held steady, according to results from 2016 Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) annual assessment released by the Utah State Board of Education. However, due to a technicality in the state law governing school grading, fewer Utah schools earned grades of A or B. . . . → Read More

2017 Utah Teacher of the Year




Deputy State Superintendent of Public Instruction Rich K. Nye announced today that Salt Lake City School District West High School English language development and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher Valerie S. Gates has been named 2017 Utah Teacher of the Year. . . . → Read More

Board Changes Rule after Listening to Public Comments




A significantly revised rule passed by the Utah State Board of Education on Friday will allow the Board some oversight over the Utah High School Activities Association but stops short of providing any direction over student-athlete transfer policies. . . . → Read More

Board to Recommend Legislative Changes




The Utah State Board of Education will recommend considerable changes for the state’s assessment and accountability system to the Utah Legislature later this month, after voting Friday to affirm a framework proposal made by a Board task force. . . . → Read More

Lambert Named Executive Director




The Utah State Charter School Board today named Jennifer Lambert as its executive director. Lambert had been serving as interim director since Marlies Burns resigned in July to pursue other interests. . . . → Read More

Teacher of the Year to be Named at Banquet




Deputy Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Rich K. Nye will announce the 2017 Utah Teacher of the Year on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at approximately 8:15 p.m. at a banquet honoring Utah’s district and charter school teachers of the year at the Double Tree Suites by Hilton Hotel, 110 W. 600 South, Salt Lake City. Gov. Gary R. Herbert will be the keynote speaker at the banquet. . . . → Read More

Decreasing Chronic Absenteeism




Schools throughout Utah are putting an extra focus on decreasing chronic absenteeism as part of September being School Attendance Awareness Month. . . . → Read More