USBE Meeting Summary




The Utah State Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Friday, Feb. 20, 2017. Here is a summary of some of the action taken by the Board in that meeting. . . . → Read More

USBE Meetings: Feb. 9 – 10, 2017




The Utah State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on educator license fees, hold a training session on parliamentary procedure, meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and hold committee meetings at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 beginning at 1 p.m. The full Board will meet on Friday, Feb. 10 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Board’s Salt Lake City office. . . . → Read More

December Meeting Summary




In its December 4, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: • Approved updates to middle school science and engineering standards. • Reelected its leadership: David Crandall as chair, and David Thomas and Jennifer Johnson as first and second vice chairs respectively. • Adopted a resolution establishing the Board’s official position regarding federal land policy including national monuments and School Trust Lands. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Nov. 27, 2015

Artwork by students at James Madison Elementary school.




In today’s ENR: Utah lawmakers eyeing early childhood education. Full tables, full bellies at the Red Rock Canyon School Thanksgiving dinner. How Elementary School Students Taught Me about Being Globally Competent. Kids Making Oral History with Storycorps Holiday Project. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Oct. 30, 2015

"Kindergarten Scout" by Mats Eriksson/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: Is an expansion of full-day kindergarten in Utah’s future? Gov. Herbert talks about education funding. Governor’s Education Advisor Tami Pyfer discusses education narratives in Utah. It looks like the Pell Grant program is expanding to high school students who want to take college courses in dual enrollment programs. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Oct. 30. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 13, 2015

"Kindergarten..." by SFA Union City/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: UVU hosts Sci-Tech Expo. More babies in Utah ultimately leads to more kindergarteners in Utah. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack turns to the Trib to tout nutritious school lunches. Will the Senate pass its version of an ESEA rewrite this week? Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 13. . . . → Read More

Dear Parents: Your child is ready for kindergarten; how about you?

Kris Dobson, Dear Parents Contributor




“So, you are confident that your child is ready for kindergarten, but how prepared are you? We’d love to have your comments and questions, and especially – from those of you who have already survived a first day of kindergarten – your advice!” . . . → Read More

Ensuring Your Child’s Success in Kindergarten

Day 5 by Abby Hendrickson/CC/flickr




Looking for specific learning activities to prepare your child for kindergarten? USOE’s Parent Resource page is the place to go for an abundance of compiled information. . . . → Read More

$3 million K-3 reading assessment program fails but returns to House, plus other ed. news from Utah’s Capitol

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One of the most interesting series of events that took place yesterday at the Utah Capitol was the 41-29 vote against South Jordan Republican Representative Merlynn Newbold’s H.B. 302 Reading Program Amendments and its prompt return to the House floor where it was substituted and passed 46-28. This . . . → Read More