State Board’s April Agendas

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The Utah State Board of Education will hold a study session, meeting acting as the governing board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and its committee meetings on Thursday, April 14 and its full Board meeting on Friday, April 15 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. The complete agenda along with more information about agenda items can be found here. All meetings will be streamed live here. Shortly after the end of Friday’s meeting a summary of major action taken by the Board will be posted. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 8, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education opens a survey to find out what Utahns want to see in a new State Superintendent. This year’s AP History tests — which begin on May 6 — are going much smoother, New York Times finds. AIR looks at success rate for students who retake Algebra as an online class. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 8, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 6, 2016

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In today’s ENR: There’s still more follow up on a possible veto override session. How concerned are Utah’s gubernatorial candidates about education … and, y’know other issues. Chrony profiles one of Utah’s STEM Ambassadors. Congratulations to Ankit Garg, winner of the 2016 Utah Geographic Bee competition. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 6, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 5, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Governor’s line-item vetoes of education funding are still being discussed. Congratulations to Columbia Elementary students who are co-champions in a national math competition. If you’re reading this before 12:15 p.m., you can get in on the live Trib Talk on teacher unions in Utah. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 5. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 31, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert vetoes six bills and line-item vetoes some education funding. Enrollment is up at Utah colleges and universities. Utah’s autism rate plateaus. NBC profiles Lily Garcia. For all of you who have been putting off finding out what’s in the new ESSA, Ed Week helps you out. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 31. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 29, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Poll finds most Utahns think bullying is a problem in schools. A Scalia-less Supreme Court deadlocks on the teacher union fee case. What are state legislatures doing in response to the new federal ESSA? Looks like assessment bills are at the top of the list, according to a National Council of State Legislatures report. Author James Patterson opens up a new round of grant programs for school libraries. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 29, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 22, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Capacity of State Ed. Departments Waning on Brink of ESSA Rollout For some, cuts may hinder ESSA planning. South Salt Lake City Council debates, effectively tables plan for Granite High property. Provo City School District expands gifted program. Woods Cross students help grant 3-year-old cancer patient’s Disney wish. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 22, 2016. . . . → Read More

March Meeting Summary

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In its March 18, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Appointed Board Member Mark Huntsman to head a search committee for a new State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Preliminarily approved the state’s new Digital Teaching and Learning Grant Program. Approved indirect cost rates, approved signing a Unified State Plan for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and reviewed the work ahead for moving the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation from the Board to the Utah Department of Workforce Services. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 16, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert reflects on the legislative session. Rep. King reflects on the failed sex education bill. Sen. Hatch reflects on the new Secretary of Education. The winners of the $1 million Intel Talent Search will make you reflect on how little you’ve accomplished in life. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 16, 2016. . . . → Read More