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



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



Meeting Agenda for October 6 – 7

Utah State Board of Education

The Utah State Board of Education will meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind and hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new C. Mark Openshaw Education Center, 1655 E 3300 South, Salt Lake City, on Thursday, October 6 beginning at 1 p.m. and hold committee meetings beginning at 5:45 p.m. at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Sept. 27 – 2016

Student art at the State Board of Education office.

In today’s Education News Roundup: Program offers college scholarships to west-side youths. Utah launches program to train high school students in medical manufacturing. Sen. Karen Mayne Urges School Nurse Funding Boost. U.S. Department of Education Awards $5 Million to Recruit, Train and Support Teachers to Focus on Rural Communities. . . . → Read More



Do the Write Thing Challenge

"Megaphon" by Floeschie/CC/flickr

The Office of Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice invite seventh and eighth grade students to participate in the seventeenth annual Do the Write Thing Challenge aimed at combating youth violence in homes, schools and neighborhoods. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Sept. 15 – 2016

In today’s education headlines: The 2016 Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) results were released today. The investigation continues on the death of two Park City School District students. “Utah Voters Say Education is Top Priority for State Spending,” according to a Utah Foundation research brief. The latest headlines on the Utah State Board of Education elections. . . . → Read More



2016 SAGE Results

– More Utah students gained proficiency in math and science while English language arts proficiency levels held steady, according to results from 2016 Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) annual assessment released by the Utah State Board of Education. However, due to a technicality in the state law governing school grading, fewer Utah schools earned grades of A or B. . . . → Read More



Education News Roundup: Sept. 14 – 2016

In today’s ENR: Southern Utah state school board candidates find common ground on testing, home school, federal overreach. Deaths of 2 Park City boys spark investigation, warning from school district. College Is Still the Promised Land for High-School Students. For Kids, Anxiety About School Can Feel Like ‘Being Chased By A Lion’. . . . → Read More



2017 Utah Teacher of the Year

Deputy State Superintendent of Public Instruction Rich K. Nye announced today that Salt Lake City School District West High School English language development and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) teacher Valerie S. Gates has been named 2017 Utah Teacher of the Year. . . . → Read More