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: June 13, 2016

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education approves new academic pathway to teaching license. Some Utah State Board of Education candidates hold a rally at the Capitol. Ed Week looks at the 25 year history of charter schools. Governing magazine says school finance has replaced Common Core as the main issue in education-centric elections this year. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 13, 2016. . . . → Read More

Send your Nominations for UPPAC

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Interim State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson is soliciting nominations for positions on the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission. UPPAC reviews investigative reports, considers evidence, and makes recommendations to the Utah State Board of Education on educator licensing. Four positions are open for three-year terms beginning on July 1, 2016. All positions must be filled by licensed educators. . . . → Read More

Openings on the UPPAC

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State Superintendent Brad Smith is soliciting nominations for positions on the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission. Four positions are open for three-year terms beginning on July 1, 2015. All positions may be filled by licensed educators. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 3, 2014

Allison Riddle, 2014 Utah Teacher of the Year finalist

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to former Utah Teacher of the Year Allison Riddle, who is now also a Horace Mann Award winner. New national report out on teacher pay. Trib localizes it. Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham discusses school funding an charter school funding. Links to these stories and many are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 03. . . . → Read More

Request for Public Comment

The Utah State of Board of Education (Board) seeks comments from the public about educator licensing, the disciplinary process for Utah educators, and specifically about presumptions that are used by the Board to determine punishments or penalties when there is educator misconduct. . . . → 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

Education News Roundup: Aug. 22, 2014

In today’s ENR: State Board of Education appoints Joel Coleman as interim superintendent. Trib’s Paul Rolly says Speaker Lockhart is a candidate for superintendent. Judge rules Arizona owes big bucks to its education system. As you are aware, the Governor is asking parents, teachers, community members and other constituency groups to provide input and comment on the Common Core Standards which Utah has adopted as part of the Utah Core Standards. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 22. . . . → Read More

UPPAC Q&A: Teachers and Campaigning

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Q & A

The Utah State Office of Education’s legal team answers your questions about Utah’s public education system. In this edition, a teacher wants advice on campaigning for a local school board candidate. The answer and how to submit your question are in the July 18 UPPAC’s Q&A. . . . → Read More