Public Hearing: Educator Licensing Fees

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on a proposed increase in educator licensing fees on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the Board Room at the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Educators and their Summers

"Summer Break" by Ohsohappytogether/CC/flickr

With the 2013-14 school year just a couple of weeks away for most Utah school districts, we wanted to ask educators how they spent their summer vacation. . . . → Read More

Apply for Special Ed Endorsement Scholarship

"Math Contest Pencil" by Mjecker/CC/flickr

If you are a special education math instructor, there’s still time to apply for an elementary math endorsement scholarship. The deadline for this year is Oct. 31. . . . → Read More

Q&A: Prayer at a School’s Ribbon-Cutting?

Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission Q & A

The Utah State Office of Education’s legal team answers your questions about Utah’s public education system here on Fridays. In this edition a charter school parent asks how can prayer be done legally during a school’s ribbon cutting ceremony. The answer and how to submit your question are in the Aug. 31 UPPAC Q&A. . . . → Read More

2012 Core Academy Survey Results

2012 Summer Core Academy

More than 1,500 educators and administrators answered questions in on-line survey about their summer 2012 Core Academy experience. The results show that 94 percent found the content covered to be relevant to their professional responsibilities. . . . → Read More

Who Will You Nominate?

Utah Commission on Volunteers

Do you have an outstanding volunteer in your classroom? Do you know someone or a group of people who work hard to improve your community? Celebrate an extraordinary volunteer or service organization by nominating them for one of the 2011 Utah Volunteer Service Awards. . . . → Read More

Seeking Input and Perspective from Our Educators: Comments and Thoughts on the Education Employee Reform Act Proposal

Senator Aaron Osmond, Utah Senate District 10

Senator Aaron Osmond (R-South Jordan) explains his proposed legislation, the Education Employee Reform Act, and invites the public to contact him with feedback. The bill eliminates the Orderly Termination Act and makes changes to educator evaluations, paving the way for local districts to manage their workforce and implement performance pay. Both of these concepts have the Utah State Board of Education’s support. . . . → Read More

Learning Forward Selects Utah as Critical Friend State for Common Core Implementation

Learning Forward Logo_"Utah Selected by Learning Forward as ‘Critical Friend State’ to Review and Contribute to Creation of System to Support Teachers Implementing Common Core State Standards"

Utah has been selected as a Critical Friend in a new initiative led by Learning Forward – a national membership and advocacy organization focused on professional development – to create a statewide, comprehensive system to support educators as they implement Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and new student assessments. . . . → Read More

Utah’s First Lady participating in reading event with at-risk readers

Utah's First Lady Participating in Reading Event with At-Risk Readers_"Read to the Dogs" by Fairfax County Public Library/flickr

First Lady Jeanette Herbert will participate in a reading event with the Intermountain Therapy Animals (I.T.A.) R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program. Previously, Mrs. Herbert donated books to Copperview Elementary, a Title I school. The event will be attended by 30 to 40 first-grade students, dogs in the I.T.A R.E.A.D.Teams, I.T.A administration and school administration. . . . → Read More