Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary: July 14, 2017




In its July 14 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Preliminarily approved new flexibility for Utah middle schools and junior high schools in course options. Postponed until August a discussion of which assessment 9th and 10th grade students will take in spring 2018. Agreed to begin looking at revisions to the state’s health education standards. . . . → Read More

State Board of Education Meeting July 13 – 14, 2017




The Utah State Board of Education will committee meetings, meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, meet in executive session, and hold a study session at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Thursday, July 13, 2017 beginning at 8 a.m. The full Board will meet on Friday, July 14 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Board’s Salt Lake City office. . . . → Read More

CACTUS Maintenance Scheduled This Weekend




The Comprehensive Administration of Credentials for Teachers in Utah Schools (CACTUS) will be going down at noon on Friday, June 30 for our yearly rollover. If you are still connected in CACTUS at noon you will be kicked off and your work will NOT be saved. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 20, 2017




Census Bureau report issued last week shows Utah still in last place for per-pupil funding. Audit criticizes Utah State Charter School Board on use of school start-up funding. Cache HR director says his district is attracting and retaining teachers. AdvancED hopes to expand its school improvement business under ESSA provisions. Is more kale the key to getting into Yale? Or is it a matter of assigning more writing? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Utah’s ESSA Plan Available for Public Review and Comment: News Release




The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is requesting public feedback on a draft of the Consolidated State Plan required under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The plan is available at http://www.uen.org/essa for review and public comment until July 7, 2017. . . . → Read More

Competency-based Education News Release




The Utah State Board of Education announced that the following Utah school districts and charter schools have been accepted in the state’s competency-based learning pilot program. . . . → Read More

State Board of Education Meeting Summary: June 2, 2017




In its June 2 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Discussed the progress of public schools and education governance with Gov. Gary R. Herbert. Prioritized an audit of school fees among district and charter schools to look at equity and access issues for students. Agreed to exclude high school junior SAGE and ACT test results this year where schools could choose between the tests. The ACT scores will be used for school accountability reports beginning with the 2017-18 school year. Ratified the appointment of Patty Norman as Deputy Superintendent of School Achievement. . . . → Read More

State Board of Education Meeting Agendas for June 1 – 2, 2017




The Utah State Board of Education will committee meetings, meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, meet in executive session, and hold a study session at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 1, 2017 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The full Board will meet on Friday, June 2 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Board’s Salt Lake City office. . . . → Read More

State Board of Education Meeting Summary for May 5, 2017




In its May 5 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Gave final approval to a rule change that removes language prohibiting the advocacy of homosexuality in Utah public schools. Began looking at potential changes giving student and parents more latitude in middle school course selection. Agreed to wait until the Board receives an opinion from the Attorney General’s Office before making a decision on the future of the Board’s Aspire student information system. . . . → Read More