Education News Roundup: May 15, 2017

AP looks anew at vouchers in Utah with the ascendancy of Secretary DeVos, a voucher proponent. AP also has a national package on vouchers and school choice generally. Congratulations to new Murray Supt. Jennifer Covington. KSL looks at Utah’s teacher shortage. New York Times looks at the Google-ization of American education. For parents is the equation really Math < Reading? If gym class burps can be ruled on by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and discussed by the U.S. Supreme Court, they can be included in the news roundup. All that and more in today's Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Dec. 21 – 2016

Sen. Hillyard (at Cache Valley Daily) and Gov. Herbert (at Utah Policy) each talk about the education budget. Utah students are getting better at math. Uintah School Board will meet tonight and discuss the superintendent’s contract. KUER looks at special education in Utah. . . . → Read More

USTAR Request for Proposals

The USTAR Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available for three-year LEA USTAR grants starting Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. All LEAs are up for application this year so every interested LEA will be applying for the available funding, therefore, it is needless to say that this year’s grant review process is going to be very competitive. . . . → Read More

SAGE Results

Utah public school students on average improved in language arts, math, and science end-of-level tests known as SAGE (Student Assessment of Growth and Excellence) assessments, according to data released today by the Utah State Office of Education. . . . → Read More

State Board May Meeting

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a study session and its committees on Thursday, May 7 and its full Board meeting on Friday, May 8 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. The complete agenda along with more information about agenda items can be found here. Thursday’s study session and Friday’s meeting will be streamed live here. Shortly after the end of Friday’s meeting a summary of major action taken by the Board will be posted here. . . . → Read More

New SAGE Tutorial Tool

A new item type tutorial has been placed on the SAGE portal. The Equation Response tutorial displays a basic numeric keypad or a full array of mathematical operators, symbols, and functions that must be used to demonstrate an answer for this item type. . . . → Read More

New Course for Secondary Math Teachers

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The 2015 Summer PD course TLC-Stats! is now open for registration. Do you need a little TLC? Are you interested in learning about secondary mathematics changes in the Utah core for statistics? Join us in a course about Teaching and Learning the Core for Statistics. . . . → Read More

Science Community Opportunities

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New Utah Science information and opportunities. Please note: These are opportunities that have been requested to be shared with the Utah science teacher community. The Utah State Office of Education has not specifically vetted or endorsed the programs shared. Any concerns or questions should be directed at the organizations associated specifically with the event. . . . → Read More

Computer Science Endorsement Opportunity

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We have an opportunity with Oracle Academy for high school teachers (grades 9-12) to get started on a Computer Science – Level 1 endorsement. With this endorsement you could teach Computer Programming I, Computer Science I, or Computer Science Principles. . . . → Read More