Education News Roundup: June 9, 2014

Utah State Board of Education

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education considers not applying for an ESEA waiver extension. The Board also took a look at high school graduation and computer science requirements. Summer program encourages Utah kids to read Latino students have top grad rate at Utah high. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 9. . . . → 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

State Board Meeting Agenda for May 9

Utah State Board of Education Seal

The Utah State Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, May 9 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. Highlights of this Board meeting include: • A discussion with the Utah Council of Education Deans on the use of technology in the classroom. • Setting proficiency level descriptors for Utah’s new SAGE tests in English language arts, math and science. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 5, 2014

Education News Roundup for October 24 2011_"School Bus Invaders!" by Carmine./flickr

In today’s ENR: Tribune looks at competency-based grading. Standard continues its series on school grading. This time they’re look at the effects of poverty on school grades. Ogden reinstates step increases for teachers. In the U.S., teachers aren’t nearly as diverse as their students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 5. . . . → Read More

Against Partisan School Board Races

Utah State Board of Education Member Kim Burningham

If you believe that school boards should not be governed by partisan politics, your action is needed this week. . . . → Read More

2014 Legislative Summary

Utah State Capitol

Each year, the Utah State Office of Education staff prepares a booklet that provides a summary of the bills passed by the legislature that affect public education in some way. . . . → Read More

State Board March Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education Seal

In its March 7, 2014 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Supported the Public Education Modernization Act, HB131, which provides for a substantial increase to fund educational technology in Utah public schools. Formed both a finance and a policy task force to address concerns raised in the Board’s audit of online and distance education programs in Utah. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 03, 2014

Utah State Capitol 2014

In today’s ENR: Media questions where money will come from for Speakers ed tech push. Sen. Hatch says it’s unlikely Utah will get control of federal lands within the state. D-News profiles former State Board Chair and current advisor to the Governor Tami Pyfer. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 3, 2014. . . . → Read More

State Board Legislative Meeting

State Capitol Field Trip

The Utah State Board of Education will have its first legislative meeting at 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 30. This meeting will be streamed live at http://connect.schools.utah.gov/usbe/ . . . → Read More