State Board February Meeting Summary

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In its Feb. 6, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Discussed Utah Core Standards and the Common Core with Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert and Attorney General Sean D. Reyes. • Deferred a decision on whether to seek an extension to Utah’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver while watching events both in Washington, where the act is now up for renewal, and in Salt Lake City, where the Legislature is preparing its annual budget for public education. • Prepared its final budget requests for public schools for fiscal year 2015 for the Utah Legislature. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: Feb. 10, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Trib follows up on the education funding bill. Capital West News looks at school funding and equity. Politico looks at the 800-pound gorilla in the ed biz, Pearson. Hispanic Democratic Caucus hosts Utah high school students. Vote Postponed on Clean School Buses. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 10. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: Feb. 9, 2015

Attorney General Sean Reyes (blue striped tie) sat down with the Utah State Board of Education to discuss Common Core.

Sen. Hillyard says we’re still early in the public education budget process. Will Utah apply for an extension to its ESEA waiver? The Governor and the Attorney General sit down with the Utah State Board of Education to discuss Common Core. Civics test bill moves forward in the Senate. Grades 6-8 science standards update referred back for more study. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 9. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: Feb. 3, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Rep. Draxler’s proposed tax increase for school funding dies in committee. Standard catches up on high school graduation rates. Governor’s OMB director, Kristen Cox, discusses the budget. The Macbeth that your kids will see in school this year gets a good review from Las Vegas. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Feb. 3. . . . → Read More

 

State Board February Meeting Agenda

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The Utah State Board of Education committees will hold meetings Thursday, Feb. 5 and its full Board meeting on Friday, Feb. 6 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. Highlights of the Board meeting include: A discussion of public education issues with Gov. Gary R. Herbert on Friday at 8:30 followed by a discussion of legislative issues with legislators at lunch and further discussion at 1 p.m. Potential action on several standards including: Release for public discussion a draft of Grades 6-8 science standards. Potential final approval of standards for college and career awareness. Potential final approval of secondary library media standards. Potential final approval of social studies credit changes. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: Jan. 30, 2015

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In today’s ENR: State Board of Education completes its 2 percent budget cut exercise. There’s a cut in Rep. Draxler’s tax proposal. Obama Administration seeks additional funding for tribal schools. Utah lawmakers unveil $28 million in air quality proposals. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 30. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: Jan. 28, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Public Education Appropriations Subcommittee begins looking at the education budget. Bill introduced to make all Utah school board elections partisan. Bill that would require all students pass a citizenship test to earn a high school diploma moves out of committee. ¿Dónde están los maestros de doble inmersión? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 28. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: Jan. 27, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Legislature asks for 2 percent budget cut proposals as an exercise in efficiency. Rep. Draxler says he’s getting more compliments than condemnation on his tax proposal for school funding. KSL looks at a proposed tax credit for home school students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 27. . . . → Read More

 

Education News Roundup: Jan 26, 2015

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In today’s ENR: And so it begins. What do Utahns want from the session? Davis offers new district diploma. WaPo poses the question: What happens when the Common Core becomes less common? What to expect in the upcoming Utah State Legislature. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 26. . . . → Read More