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

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