Education News Roundup: Nov. 09 – 2016




In today’s ENR: Early results show voters approving Jordan, Alpine school bonds. Unofficial results: Alpine, Jordan district voters approve $630M in school bonds. Utah voters complete purge of state school board incumbents, early results show. Voters approve amendment to send more state land money to Utah schools. Education Mattered in 2016. . . . → Read More

Charter School Board Meeting Agenda




Utah State Charter School Board Meeting Agenda for Nov. 10, 2016. Note: Additional information about agenda items is available at http://www.schools.utah.gov/charterschools/State-Board/2016/November.aspx. This meeting will be streamed live at https://uvc.uen.net/videos/channel/112/. . . . → Read More

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

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

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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

Board Endorses Ballot Measure




The Utah State Board of Education voted Friday to support Utah Constitutional Amendment B, a ballot measure that if approved by voters in November would increase and stabilize the distribution from the permanent State School Fund through the School LAND Trust program. . . . → 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