State Board January Meeting Summary

Six new State Board of Education members were sworn in during the January Board meeting.

In its Jan. 8, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Approved a resolution calling upon Utah’s Congressional delegation to amend the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Re-elected David L. Crandall as chairman of the Board and elected David L. Thomas and Jennifer A. Johnson as first and second vice chair, respectively. Voted to make financial literacy a stand-alone course among high school graduation requirements in Utah. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary: March 2, 2012

In this meeting, the Utah State Board of Education, appointed a working group to study options for a request for proposals for assessing Utah’s computer-adaptive tests; preliminarily approved changes to Utah’s math core curriculum to bring it in alignment with Utah’s core standards; and preliminarily approved changes to Utah’s eminence rules allowing greater flexibility for public schools to obtain qualified educators. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary

In this meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Approved recommendations for setting up a system to grade Utah’s public schools in accordance with a bill approved in the 2011 legislature; further investigated recent assessments conducted in math and reading both at the national and local level to get a better picture of Utah student achievement; and granted flexibility to two school districts and two other rural schools to conduct their classes on a four-day week schedule to best meet the needs of their students and keep costs down. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary

In this meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Partially fulfilled its Promises to Keep by releasing the latest assessment data on the performance of Utah public school students. Prioritized its budget wish list for the next fiscal year. The list was divided into both ongoing funding and one-time funding.Began the discussion of what constitutes “career, college and citizenship ready” as part of the Board’s legislative agenda. . . . → Read More

State Board of Education meeting summary

In this meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Gave preliminary approval to a new rule on accountability reporting from schools to keep parents, the public, and taxpayers better informed about the performance of Utah’s public schools. Advanced a rule clarifying the responsibilities of charter schools, better helping meet the needs of students. Began establishing standards and criteria for effective teaching and educational leadership in an effort to improve classroom instruction and meet some of the goals of Promises to Keep. . . . → Read More