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

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