Patty Norman Named Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement

State Board of Education Names Longtime Educator Patty Norman as Deputy Superintendent

 

Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement Patty Norman

SALT LAKE CITY – Veteran educator Patty Norman was named Friday as Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement at the Utah State Board of Education.

Norman has served as an assistant superintendent since summer . . . → Read More

State Charter School Board Meeting Agenda: June 8, 2017

The Utah State Charter School Board will hold a meeting beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 8 in the East Classroom at The Leonardo, 209 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. This meeting will not be streamed. . . . → 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

Education News Roundup: June 2, 2017

State Board of Education looks at education services at the Utah State Hospital. D-News looks at the Our Schools Now kickoff. Utah Business takes a long look at STEAM education. Ed Week looks at school spending nationally. New report finds 21 percent of Utah students are taking a foreign language class. Most popular in order? Spanish, French, German. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 1, 2017

Our Schools Now are backing increases to both income and sales tax to fund schools. Park City School District increases beginning teacher pay to $50 K. Politico looks at the future of the 7th Circuit Court ruling on the transgender bathroom issue. ED introduces a new IDEA website. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 31, 2017

D-News looks at teacher salary increases in Utah. Ed Week takes a look at Utah’s efforts in middle school math with special education students. Ed Week also looks into a potential federal education voucher. Court of Appeals makes an important ruling in a gender restroom case. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → 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

Education News Roundup: May 30, 2017

Jordan School District relinquishes rights to a cemetery. KSL looks at extended-day kindergarten in the Canyons School District. The Spectrum takes an extended look at youth suicide in Southern Utah. The Washington Post looks at potential cuts in agency civil rights budgets, including the U.S. Department of Education. Oklahoma’s teacher of the year quits to take a job in Texas. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 25, 2017

"Math Cross Stitch" by Jessica Kelly/CC/flickr

Conservationists buy a large parcel of SITLA land. Ed Week takes a closer look at the proposed budget and its effects on Title I programs in the states. Census Bureau shows just how fast some Utah cities are growing. Secretary DeVos testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the President’ s proposed education budget. New study takes a look at how parents go about choosing a high quality school. “How Much Math Anxiety Is Too Much?” Wait. Don’t we to use math to answer this question? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More