Minority education advisory committee meets today

Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee Chair Ike Spencer_"Minority education advisory committee meets today"

The Utah State Board of Education’s Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee meets today at the Utah State Office of Education. The committee meets monthly to discuss issues related to the education of Utah’s minority students, such as educational equity, closing achievement gaps and diversity awareness. . . . → Read More

Minority education coalition still seeking Asian American and Pacific Islander nominees

Educational Equity_Minority education coalition seeks Asian American and Pacific Islander nominees

The call for nominees to the Utah State Board of Education’s Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC) has been extended, again, as Asian American and Pacific Islander candidates are still needed. Therefore, the deadline to submit nominees to represent these two ethnic groups on the committee has been extended to October 15, 2011. . . . → Read More

Deadline for CMAC nominees is tomorrow

Educational Equity_State Board of Education minority coalition committee looking for new members

The Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee, CMAC, is looking for nominees to fill several vacancies. The deadline to submit nominees is tomorrow, September 15, 2011. There are openings for seven two-year terms that begin December 31, 2011. Each ethnic group are represented by three CMAC members. . . . → Read More

Closing the achievement gap

Utah State Board of Education Member Dave Thomas blogs for UtahPublicEducation.org "Closing the Achievement Gap"

What is the achievement gap? Seems a simple enough question, but the answer might surprise you. The achievement gap comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. It also matters how that achievement gap is being measured and by what testing methodology. Hence, when someone talks about the achievement gap without providing more details, they are not really saying anything useful. . . . → Read More

Focusing on Utah’s lowest performing schools

As the Utah State Office of Education’s Equity in Action Conference gets underway today and tomorrow, Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumwway says in a new video address that we have a moral obligation to turn around the state’s lowest performing schools. . . . → Read More

Conference focuses on equity as the cornerstone of a quality education

Now is the time to register for the 2011 Equity in Action Conference for Utah teachers, principals, district administrators, local school board members, legislators and parents interested in shrinking and eventually eliminating the achievement gap. The conference takes place June 10 and 11 at the University of Utah. . . . → Read More