Utah State Board of Education Meeting Agendas for Nov. 2 – 3, 2017

The Utah State Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Nov. 2 beginning at 8 a.m. The Board will hold a Finance Committee meeting on Friday, Nov. 3, beginning at 8 a.m.; Board Law and Legislation Committee and Board Standards and Assessment Committee will meet on Friday, Nov. 3 beginning at 9 a.m. The Board will also meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and blind on Friday, Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m. and hold a study session later that day beginning at 2 p.m. All meetings will be held the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

In its October 12 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Delayed setting an effective date for approved changes to core course requirements for grades 7 and 8 and referred the rule back to committee for further consideration. Revised its funding priorities for the upcoming legislative session. Priorities include funding growth and a 5.5 percent increase in the weighted-pupil unit. Appointed Darin Nielsen as Assistant Superintendent of Student Learning. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 21, 2017

Utah State Board of Education hears from both sides about the new middle school course flexibility rule. Legislators discuss school report cards. Are changes coming for educator licensing? Learning Policy Institute takes a national look at why teachers are quitting. Report finds U.S. spending on education is dropping relative to other nations. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Public Hearing on Rule R277-700 The Elementary and Secondary School General Core

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. This hearing is being convened to receive public comment on Administrative Rule R277-700 The Elementary and Secondary School General Core. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 30, 2017

Districts begin looking at new flexibility in middle school courses. Kairos Academy drops its appeal of the State Charter School Board’s decision to terminate its charter. Some middle school students are attending a small satellite conference in Utah. Ed Week looks at the pay of state superintendents. Are teachers using memes, emojis, and GIFs to teach a lesson? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More