State Board April Meeting Summary

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In its April 10, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Released the draft grades 6-8 Science Standards for 90-day public review. Approved an update to the opt-out rule for statewide assessments. Reviewed the public school budget and bills that affect public schools from the 2015 Utah Legislature. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 9, 2015

Gov. Gary Herbert visits Joel P. Jensen Middle School for the ceremonial signing of five education bills.

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert ceremonially signs education bills at Joel P. Jensen Middle School. Mentors work with disabled students at the Standard-Examiner. 1:1 anyone? Study finds 92 percent of US teens go online daily. Picture teachers making 200K a year. Wall Street Journal finds salary increases in education are trailing the national average. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 9, 2015. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 7, 2015

"Tempura Finger Paint Grand Rapids Montessori School" by Steven Depolo/CC/Flickr

In today’s ENR: Utah Foundation looks at what the tax hikes from the recent legislative session do to Utah’s tax burden. Weber State President Charles Wight finger paints at the Utah Early Childhood Conference. Providence teacher wins national award for showcasing agriculture in classroom. Logan student heading to National Geography Bee. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 7. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 6, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Utah is looking for more STEM students in the pipeline. SITLA holds an Instagram contest. Congratulations to Bear River Charter School’s Gauri Garg, who won the state Geography Bee title. The Senate may be getting closer to an ESEA rewrite. Judge for a Day program offers courtroom lessons to students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 6. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 3, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert manages to get a few words in on ESEA during his motorcade ride with President Obama. The Legislature, taxes and school funding get a good going-over at a Davis County forum. John Hughes, the principal at Cottonwood Elementary in Orangeville, Utah, gets a mention in a Slate piece on education and Pinterest. States are trying to figure out what the opt-out movement means to test results. Links for these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 3. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: April 2, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert offers up some vetoes, including Rep. Coleman’s charter school administrator bill. Schools can now apply for grants on helping students get into high demand work fields. Trib has more focusing just on Rep. Coleman’s bill. Trib looks at the issue of building LDS seminaries near charter schools. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 2. . . . → Read More

 

State Board April Agendas

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The Utah State Board of Education will hold a study session and its committees on Thursday, April 9 and its full Board meeting on Friday, April 10 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. . . . → Read More

 

Utah requests one-year extension of ESEA flexibility waiver

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The Utah State Board of Education applied today for a one-year extension of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver. The application comes following a vote by the State Board on March 6 directing Superintendent of Public Instruction Brad C. Smith and his staff to move forward in applying for the extension under amended terms. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: March 27, 2015

Fox Hollow Elementary French dual immersion classroom.

In today’s ENR: UVU hosts dual immersion students. Wall Street Journal looks at the push for private school options in statehouses across the country. Local elementary school students to compete in robotics world championship. Hundreds of students compete at Salt Lake Valley Science & Engineering Fair. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 27. . . . → Read More