Education News Roundup: Sept. 22, 2017

Park City deals with high opt-out rates on SAGE. Utah Association of Public Charter Schools names Syracuse Arts Academy the Outstanding Charter School of the Year. ENR notes with sadness the passing of former Utah State Board of Education Member Greg Haws. ED approves Massachusetts’ ESSA plan. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 21, 2017

Utah State Board of Education hears from both sides about the new middle school course flexibility rule. Legislators discuss school report cards. Are changes coming for educator licensing? Learning Policy Institute takes a national look at why teachers are quitting. Report finds U.S. spending on education is dropping relative to other nations. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Public Hearing on Rule R277-700 The Elementary and Secondary School General Core

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. This hearing is being convened to receive public comment on Administrative Rule R277-700 The Elementary and Secondary School General Core. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary for Sept. 7, 2017

In its September 7 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Moved forward a Board plan to restructure the state’s educator licensing system. Approved Utah’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan. Named Leah Voorhies as Assistant Superintendent of Student Support. . . . → Read More

Governor Appoints James Moss, Jr. to State Charter School Board

The Utah State Charter School Board announced today that Gov. Gary R. Herbert has named James R. Moss, Jr. to fill the position on the Board vacated by Greg Haws, who resigned earlier this year following a move to St. George. . . . → Read More

Utah State Charter School Board Meeting Agenda for Sept. 14, 2017

The Utah State Charter School Board will hold its monthly meeting beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Scores on annual end-of-level Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence (SAGE) tests in language arts, mathematics and science dipped slightly in 2017 for the first time in four years, the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) reported today. . . . → Read More

Uintah High English Teacher Named Utah Teacher of the Year

The Utah State Board of Education today named Aaryn Snow Birchell, an English teacher at Uintah High School in Vernal, as 2018 Utah Teacher of the Year. . . . → Read More

Utah ACT Composite Scores Rise Slightly in 2017

In 2017 42,580 Utah students – 97 percent of whom are public school students – took the ACT college entrance exam and posted an average score of 20.3, one-tenth of a point higher than in 2016, according to data released today by ACT. Nationally, composite scores rose from 20.8 in 2016 to 21.0 in 2017. . . . → Read More