Congratulations to Christelle Estrada

Christelle Estrada, Secondary Language Arts Specialist

Congratulations to USOE’s Christelle Estrada recipient of the Inaugural Jane Vella Dialogue Education Award for her work in English Language arts. Thank you for your dedication. Here’s the news release from Global Learning Partners, Inc. . . . → Read More

Access the Special Ed. Essential Elements

Utah Special Education Advisory Panel (USEAP) seeks public input

Attention Special Education Teachers: Did you know … the Essential Elements (EE) have been out since September 2012? Teachers of students with significant cognitive disabilities should be using them to link the age-appropriate grade level academic standard to their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). . . . → Read More

Last Week of Core Academy

Summer 2013 Core Academy at Orem High School

Orem High School hosted one of three regional academy sessions of the Core Academy for Utah teachers and administrators on July 15-18. . . . → Read More

Supplemental Learning with E-Books

"Old School" by Steve Nakatani/CC/flickr

Utah State Office of Education Digital Books for secondary English Language Arts are available on the Utah Education Network website: http://my.uen.org/myuen/71005 or at http://www.schools.utah.gov/CURR/langartsec/Digital-Books.aspx . . . . → Read More

State Board of Education Member explains his support for the Utah Common Core

Craig E. Coleman, Utah State Board of Education, District 3

Utah State Board of Education Member Craig E. Coleman explains the merits of the Utah Common Core in an opinion piece published in today’s Deseret News, “Implementing the New Common Core State Standards.” In it, he explains what the Common Core is, how it’s being implemented and why he and the rest of the State Board unanimously voted to adopt these new, more rigorous standards for Math and English Language Arts. . . . → Read More

Watch report on class size and AYP, third grade reading scores

Does class size matter? What about the impacts of funding, demographic changes and enrollment on test results? Utah State Office of Education Associate Superintendent Judy Park and her team of data analysts crunched the numbers for the Utah State Board of Education. Watch the video here or on our YouTube Channel. . . . → Read More

Third grade language arts trending up despite challenges

Associate Superintendent Judy Park and the Utah State Office of Education’s data analysts created this telling report showing overall proficiency in English Language Arts is trending upward despite significant demographic changes, steady enrollment growth and reduced literacy funding. . . . → Read More