Education News Roundup: Oct. 21, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Good news on the budget front: Utah’s surplus is running at $103 million. New report from Wisconsin-based Center for Media and Democracy takes aim at state management of charter schools and the schools transparency. Ed Week produces a new supplement on student data privacy, using an incident in the Provo District as a launching point for one of the articles. Link to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 21. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 14, 2015

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In today’s ENR: Local media drop in on the school nutritionist convention in Salt Lake. SITLA is trying to deal with trash and vandalism on its land. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks to close debate on the Senate’s ESEA rewrite. Route Fifty looks at the opposite of Utah’s school population: Vermont has really, really small class sizes. How small is too small? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 14. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 10, 2015




In today’s ENR: Tribune looks at the effect of House Bill 119 on charter school funding and district school funding. D-News follows up on declining enrollment in Garfield. It’s no Magic School Bus — sorry, Ms. Frizzle — but UDOT’s walking school bus app appears to be a hit. As Congress looks at a rewrite of ESEA, WaPo asks the question: Who gets to decide what constitutes a failing school? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 10. . . . → Read More

Utah requests one-year extension of ESEA flexibility waiver




The Utah State Board of Education applied today for a one-year extension of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver. The application comes following a vote by the State Board on March 6 directing Superintendent of Public Instruction Brad C. Smith and his staff to move forward in applying for the extension under amended terms. . . . → Read More

USOE Proposes to Amend ESEA Flexibility Waiver

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The Utah State Office of Education (USOE) proposes to request two amendments to the State‚Äôs approved ESEA flexibility waiver request. The proposed amendments are open for public comment at the following address: publiccomment@schools.utah.gov . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 11, 2014




In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education votes to conditionally seek an extension of the state’s ESEA waiver. ENR is going to miss Brenda Hales. Granite Board OKs a small tax hike. Ogden Board considers a small tax hike. White students no longer comprise a majority of U.S. public school students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 11. . . . → Read More

2012-13 Title I Reward Schools

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The Utah State Office of Education is pleased to recognize the following Title I schools for their outstanding performance. Congratulations! . . . → Read More

Utah Seeks Comments on Federal Education Law Waiver Request




The Utah State Office of Education is seeking public comments on its previously announced intention to seek waivers on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, sometimes known as No Child Left Behind. . . . → Read More