November Meeting Summary

n its November 4, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Gave preliminary approval to an amended rule dealing with public school participation in organizations like the Utah High School Activities Association. Approved Digital Teaching and Learning grants for four school districts and two charter schools. Reviewed student enrollment numbers from the October 1 head count conducted in Utah public schools. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 02 – 2016

Reid P. Newey. Photo courtesy of Davis School District office.

Congratulations to Reid Newey on his new appointment as the superintendent of Davis School District. Utah County residents to see 11 school district-level options on election ballot. Utah mom creates toy to help kids learn how to code. The PG-13 Reporters Covering an R-Rated Election. New standards contribute to academic improvement in many states, report asserts. . . . → Read More

USBE November Agenda

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a training session, a study session meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and hold committee meetings beginning at 2:15 p.m. at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 21 – 2016

School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration /Education News Roundup

In today’s ENR: NEA president tells Utah teachers to ‘proceed until apprehended,’ calls school board elections the most important in the state. Auction nets $5.5M for Utah schools, sells off part of land in Bears Ears struggle. New Website Aims to Keep Kids Alcohol Free. School district requires $15 background checks for all visitors — including parents. Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 20 – 2016

In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert endorses four candidates for State School Board. There are eight total State School Board races this year. The deadline looms for choosing a new Davis superintendent. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities looks at state spending on education since the great recession. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary

In its October 7, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Made student growth, a 2.5 percent increase in weighted-pupil unit funding, and moving the state to the use of ACT and ACT Aspire tests for secondary assessment as its top three legislative priorities. • Endorsed school funding measure Amendment B on Utah’s November ballot. • Extended SAGE testing in grades 3 – 8 though spring 2018 while the Board considers overall changes in Utah’s statewide assessment and move forward with a new assessment request for proposal. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 12 – 2016

In today’s ENR: Legislators Respond To Teacher Needs With Policy Proposals. Fuel Your School Event Brings STEM-Related Resources to the Classroom. Bike Utah Launches Free Bicycle Education Program for Schools Statewide. Education Department Releases Final Teacher Preparation Regulations. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 11 – 2016

Artwork by second grade students at Quail Hollow Elementary

In today’s education headlines: State Board Endorses Ballot Measure That Would Better Fund Schools. Utah State Board of Education October Meeting Summary. Teens in juvenile detention learn to rebuild bikes through new program. Survey shows misplaced mistrust in Utah schools, administrators Does perception match reality in education spending? Here’s How Schools Can Soften The Blow Of Sixth Grade. . . . → Read More

New USDB Campus

C. Mark Openshaw Education Center

A ribbon cutting and celebration on Thursday marked the grand opening for a new Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (USDB) campus, which includes 10 additional classrooms and state-of-the-art gymnasium and theater facilities in Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More