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

Parent Seminar Training

Parent Seminar on Youth Protection Training

Prevention specialists from school districts and charter schools attended a Utah State Office of Education training and collaboration meeting at Canyons School District on Friday. The specialists received information and resources on HB 298 Parent Seminar on Youth Protection. . . . → Read More

Charters Opening in 2014-2015

Students at Utah International, one of the charters that opened in the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. (Courtesy photo)

See what charter schools have been approved to open in the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. . . . → Read More

Q&A: Hosting an Exchange Student

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 here on Fridays. In this edition, a community member wants to know if his wife, who is a teacher, can invite one of her foreign exchange students to stay with them. The answer and how to submit your question are in the Oct. 4 UPPAC’s Q&A. . . . → Read More

Utah Schools Show Improvement in UCAS

Utah State Office of Education Logo

Both Utah elementary and high schools showed year-to-year improvement under the Utah Comprehensive Accountability System (UCAS), according to data released today by the Utah State Office of Education. . . . → Read More

Friday’s UPPAC Q&A

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 here on Fridays. In this edition, an assistant administrator questions a board member’s behavior. The answer and how to submit your question are in the Sept. 20 UPPAC’s Q&A. . . . . → Read More

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