Six New Charter Proposals

Utah Charter Schools

The State Charter School Board heard six charter proposal presentations during its September meeting. Check out the details on the “new and creative” charters. . . . → Read More

2013 Legislative Funding Highlights

Utah State Capitol

Wondering how Utah’s public education did in the 2013 general legislative session? Here are this year’s fiscal highlights and a link to the Public Education Summary. . . . → Read More

State Board March Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education Seal

On Friday’s meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Reviewed the Utah Legislature’s budget proposal for public education as well as the potential cuts to public education that may come later this year due to federal sequestration. Superintendent Martell Menlove noted that Utah’s public schools did very well in preliminary budgeting matters this year. Invited educators and concerned parents from throughout the state to attend one of the regional meetings to discuss Utah’s new computer-adaptive testing system dubbed SAGE or Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 8, 2013

"IMG_1011 Nick Vujicic" by Ruth Benny/CC/flickr

In today’s ENR: We get a first look at the proposed budget. Nick Vujicic speaks to Utah students on bullying. Paul Rolly looks at the influence Sen. Stephenson has on public education in Utah. Senate President Niederhauser discusses the legislative task force on education policy. New York drops the GED. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 8. . . . → Read More

Q&A: Guns on School Property

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Q & A

Read the last of the questions and answers taken from a discussion with district superintendents and student services directors about teachers’, employees’ and school visitors’ rights to have guns on school property. The answers are specific to Utah law. . . . → Read More

Computer Adaptive Testing Meetings

"1-1 Lapton Orientation, Gr. 6" by Worcester Academy/CC/flickr

The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) will have regional meetings to provide updated information and respond to questions about the new computer adaptive assessment system that will be implemented in the spring of 2014. . . . → Read More

Utah Legislature, Week 5

Touring the Utah Capitol by Utah Public Education

Here’s an update of some of the education-related bills discussed and debated during week five of the 2013 Utah legislative session. . . . → Read More

State Board’s Legislative Meeting

Utah State Board of Education Seal

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a legislative meeting on Feb.28 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Utah State Office of Education. Items on the agenda include: Budget projections and review of education related bills such as SB243 Bullying and Hazing Amendments. . . . → Read More

Utah Legislative Roundup: Week 4

Utah State Capitol

Here’s a quick update on what happened this week with education-related bills. On Thursday the Utah State Board of Education voted to support: . . . → Read More