Education News Roundup: Dec. 22 – 2016

Education efforts help boost Utah to No. 14 on the Bloomberg innovative states list. Uintah School Board postpones decision on its superintendent until the new Board is seated. Legislators take a look at the use of technology in a Davis classroom. The key to getting your kids to get their homework done is … Batman? . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 21 – 2016

Sen. Hillyard (at Cache Valley Daily) and Gov. Herbert (at Utah Policy) each talk about the education budget. Utah students are getting better at math. Uintah School Board will meet tonight and discuss the superintendent’s contract. KUER looks at special education in Utah. . . . → Read More

Mark Huntsman, USBE Chairman

Mark Huntsman, (Left) being sworn in to the State Board in 2014.

Fillmore resident and businessman Mark Huntsman was elected Friday as the chair of the Utah State Board of Education for a one-year term beginning in January 2017. Huntsman, first elected to the State Board in 2014, will be joined by Terryl Warner, Brittney Cummins and Alisa Ellis as vice chairs, rounding out a leadership team with broad expertise and diverse knowledge. . . . → Read More

State Board Meeting Summary

In its December 9, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Elected Mark Huntsman as the next chairman and elected Terryl Warner, Brittney Cummins, and Alisa Ellis as first, second, and third vice chairs respectively. • Adopted the Board’s Charter School Task Force recommendations seeking to clarify the governing roles of the Utah State Board of Education and the Utah State Charter School Board. • Adopted a resolution seeking a single, coherent school accountability system in the state. . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting

The Utah State Charter School Board will hold its next meeting on December 8, 2016. This meeting will be streamed live at https://uvc.uen.net/videos/channel/112/ . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 5 – 2016

Trib looks further into Utah charter schools and the state procurement code. Standard looks at the flip-side of graduation rates, dropout rates. Dueling op-eds look at Utah education funding: More needed from Dixie Huefner, John Bennion, Kim Burningham, M. Donald Thomas and Rickie McCandless. Virginia parents sue a school counselor for not disclosing son’s suicidal thoughts to them. . . . → Read More

USTAR Request for Proposals

The USTAR Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available for three-year LEA USTAR grants starting Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. All LEAs are up for application this year so every interested LEA will be applying for the available funding, therefore, it is needless to say that this year’s grant review process is going to be very competitive. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 22 – 2017

Graduation Cap Cupcake

Utah’s High School Graduation Rate Rises to 85 Percent in 2016. REL Study Challenges the Traditional Perception That When Students Drop Out They Leave School Permanently. Commentary: What the Best School Districts Do Right. New study shows variety in teachers’ influences on kids’ futures, and how poorly we measure that. . . . → Read More

Utah 2016 Graduation Rate

– A total of 38,326 students graduated from Utah’s public high schools in 2016 bringing the total high school graduation rate to 85 percent, an increase of 1 percentage point over 2014, according to data released today by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE). . . . → Read More