Education News Roundup: Oct. 20 – 2016

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert endorses four candidates for State School Board. There are eight total State School Board races this year. The deadline looms for choosing a new Davis superintendent. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities looks at state spending on education since the great recession. . . . → 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: Oct. 12 – 2016

In today’s ENR: Legislators Respond To Teacher Needs With Policy Proposals. Fuel Your School Event Brings STEM-Related Resources to the Classroom. Bike Utah Launches Free Bicycle Education Program for Schools Statewide. Education Department Releases Final Teacher Preparation Regulations. . . . → Read More

Meeting Agenda for October 6 – 7

Utah State Board of Education

The Utah State Board of Education will meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new C. Mark Openshaw Education Center, 1655 E 3300 South, Salt Lake City, on Thursday, October 6 beginning at 1 p.m. and hold committee meetings beginning at 5:45 p.m. at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → 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

Education News Roundup: Sept. 19 – 2016

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Utah’s National Merit scholarship semifinalists. New state superintendent begins statewide ‘Listening Tour’ in Cache Valley. Too big? What an Alpine School District split could be like. Nebraska to study education practices for deaf students. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 15 – 2016

In today’s education headlines: The 2016 Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) results were released today. The investigation continues on the death of two Park City School District students. “Utah Voters Say Education is Top Priority for State Spending,” according to a Utah Foundation research brief. The latest headlines on the Utah State Board of Education elections. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 13 – 2016

Artwork by students at Butler Middle School/ Canyons SD

In today’s ENR: Report: Half of Utah students who report using alcohol are also vaping. State school board debate series starts in Ivins. USU hosts inaugural Girls in Aviation Day at Logan-Cache Airport. 3,500 Acrea of Utah Trust Land at auction to benefit Public Schools. . . . → 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