Education News Roundup: Jan. 8, 2015

Amelia Earhart Elementary Read-a-Thon 11

In today’s ENR: Ed Week spotlights the early childhood education program in Granite District. D-News looks at STEM education in the state. GAO looks at the data links between K-16 and the workplace. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 8. . . . → Read More

 

Utah State Board of Education praises Governor on proposed increased spending for schools

Utah State Board of Education

“The Utah State Board of Education appreciates Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s continued attention to public education and the encouraging fiscal proposals in his 2015-16 education budget recommendations. We share his belief that a strong educational system that is robustly funded is the foundation to economic growth and success in Utah. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: Dec. 8, 2014

SAGE Brochure

In today’s ENR: Utah is leasing some of its year-end test questions to Florida, Tennessee and Arizona. D-News looks at STEM education and STEM employment. Trib takes a look at online threats, including those directed at schools. Utah State Office of Rehabilitation is facing some financial issues. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Dec. 8. . . . → Read More

 

State Board Meeting Summary

LtoR: Utah State Board of Education Chairman Dave Crandall and outgoing board member Debra Roberts.

In its Dec. 5, 2014 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Approved changes to the state’s school grading system in light of the new SAGE assessments. Approved the new Governor’s PACE School Report Card, which will be released later this month. Directed that funds received from leasing Utah end-of-year test questions be focused on creating new questions for future years and to assisting low-performing schools to improve student performance through the use of assessment data. Paid tribute to six Board Members for whom this was their last meeting. . . . → Read More

 

State Board November Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education

In its Nov. 7, 2014 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: •Appointed Brad C. Smith as Utah’s 25th State Superintendent of Public Instruction. •Put out for public comment revisions to standards for a seventh grade introductory course in career technology education and revisions to the state’s Least Restrictive Behavior Intervention guidelines. •Approved updates to the state’s General Financial Literacy standards. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: Nov. 3, 2014

State Superintendent Brad Smith addresses Utah school district superintendents during a Utah School Superintendents Association meeting.

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert discusses his 10-year plan for education in Utah. Education takes center stage in some gubernatorial races. Spectrum looks at the appeal in the Dixie Montessori Academy case down south. There continues to be follow up on SAGE results. Provo Herald looks at the contention in Alpine School Board races. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Nov. 3. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: Oct. 31, 2014

Utah State Capitol

In today’s ENR: There’s some follow up on what Utahns want from the Legislature … . and follow up on the U’s legal analysis of Utah’s public lands effort. Spectrum looks at Common Core in the middle school years. The California State Superintendent’s race is now more expensive than the Governor’s race. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 31. . . . → Read More

 

2015 Legislative Priorities

Utah State Board of Education

At the top of the Utah State Board of Education’s 2015 budget priority list is a $122.5 million expectation that the Legislature will fully fund the expected growth in Utah public schools and increase the weighted-pupil unit by 1.5 percent to match the inflation rate. . . . → 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