Education News Roundup: July 9, 2015

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In today’s ENR: NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia discusses NCLB while in Utah. The House, by the way, narrowly passed its version of an NCLB rewrite with Utah’s delegation voting unanimously in favor of it. The Senate version is still being debated. Cache Board looks at compensation. Salt Lake Chamber discusses education as a means to keep a competitive edge. New NAEP study looks at what states mean by “proficiency” in math and reading. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 9. . . . → Read More

 

Education Finance Committee Meeting

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The Utah State Board of Education Finance Committee will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 9 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. The meeting will be streamed live here. . . . → Read More

 

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In today’s ENR: D-News looks at Utah implications for the ESEA reauthorization. Or you can check out what’s happening nationally. School LAND Trust is look for some more flexibility in distributing funds to Utah schools. Superintendent Smith has joined Chiefs for Change. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 8. . . . → Read More

 

State Charter School Board Meeting

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The State Charter School Board meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Utah State Office of Education. More information about agenda items is available at: http://www.schools.utah.gov/charterschools/State-Charter-School-Board/2015-Board-Meetings/July-2015.aspx . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: July 1, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Daily Herald looks at issues for one of the country’s youngest counties. That would be Utah County. There is a SITLA connection in the tar sands story that is getting some press these days. Whiteboard Advisors offers a quick graphic on education programs in the House and Senate budgets. And a group of education groups want vouchers left out of the ESEA rewrite. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 1. . . . → Read More

 

Law and Licensing Committee Hearing

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The Utah State Board of Education Law and Licensing Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. This meeting is open to the public, but will not be streamed on the Board’s website. The agenda is as follows: . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: June 29, 2015

"Etruscan Tombs" by Beacon Heights Elementary students.



In today’s ENR: Trib looks into the arguments surrounding the proposed update to Utah’s science standards. Standard looks at calls for better finance tracking at USOE. D-News looks at Hunter High switching to the four-year model. National Journal previews the ESEA rewrite debate. Educators, parents see four-year high school as ‘a better pedagogical model. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 29. . . . → Read More

 

State Board June Meeting Summary

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In its June 19, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Approved the appointments of Ogden School District Assessment Director Rich Nye as new Utah State Office of Education associate superintendent for data, assessment, and accountability, and Community Development Corporation of Utah Executive Director Darin Brush as executive director of the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. • Approved the budgets for the Utah State Office of Education, Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation. • Mourned the loss of Utah State Board of Education Member C. Mark Openshaw who died, along with his wife and two of this children, in a plane crash in Missouri on June 12. The Board also announced that a scholarship fund named for C. Mark and Amy Openshaw has been set up at Utah Valley University. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: June 22, 2015

Students make art during the Earth Connections Camp at Red Butte Garden.



In today’s ENR: State Board of Education deadlocks on a request from Gov. Herbert to support a letter from the National Governor’s Association on ESEA renewal. Ogden’s Rich Nye will be the new associate superintendent for assessment and data at USOE. Will the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation move out from under the Utah State Board of Education? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 22. . . . → Read More