Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary for Aug. 4, 2017

In its August 4 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Approved the use of end-of year SAGE tests for high school freshman and sophomores in spring 2018. Added flexibility to middle school/junior high school course requirements. Forwarded a draft copy of Utah’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan to the Governor and Legislature for their review. . . . → Read More

State Board of Education Meeting Agenda for Aug. 3-4, 2017

The Utah State Board of Education will hold committee meetings, meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and hold a study session at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City on Thursday, August 3, 2017 beginning at 8 a.m. The full Board will meet on Friday, August 4 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Board’s Salt Lake City office. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 18, 2017

New poll finds most Utahns are still willing to raise their taxes for public school funding, but the percentage is dropping. The Utah State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the new Utah High School Activities Association rule on Thursday. Canyons School District looks at required and elective classes in middle school. Indian Country Media Network looks at school bus routes in San Juan District. There’s lots of coverage of Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos’s Senate hearing. Colorado may increase its pot tax to fund education. Pearson, the world’s biggest education company (Addison-Wesley, Ginn, Penguin Books, Prentice Hall, among others), lost a third of its market value yesterday. This so explains what ENR is seeing on TV (news and entertainment) these days: “Natural selection is causing a decline in human ‘education genes’, say scientists” Chinese billionaire announces the Yidan Prize, a nearly $8 million award for global education projects. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More