Education News Roundup: May 17, 2017

Voices for Utah Children issues a new report on how children of color are faring in the state. Ed Week wraps up last week’s ed tech conference in Salt Lake. Money being raised through the Park City Education Foundation to help Latino students apply for protections. Congratulations to Carbon Supt. Steve Carlsen who will be the new Box Elder superintendent come July. Utah looks to spend some of its Volkswagen settlement on new school buses. U.S. House committee advances a new CTE bill. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 4, 2017

Davis District agrees to allow girls to participate in wrestling. New Utah Foundation report looks at difficulties finding qualified workers in Utah … which, of course, ties in with education. New study looks at the intersection of state spending on education and state population growth. The health care bill up for a vote today in Washington will have implications for special education because of its ties with Medicaid. Poll finds parents of color don’t really trust all-white teaching staffs at schools to educate their children. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Coalition of Minorities August Meeting Agenda

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The Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee will be meeting Aug. 28 at 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Items of the agenda include: 2015 Board Budget Priorities and Legislative Priorities, CMAC Structure Working Committee Report and the upcoming Chronic Absenteeism Conference. . . . → Read More

Utah’s High School Graduation Rate

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With growth across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines, Utah’s high school graduation rate rose 3 percent in 2013 to 81 percent. Graduation rate increases were even more pronounced among most the state’s demographic subgroups including: . . . → Read More

CMAC Appointments

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The Utah State Board of Education appointed the following people to serve two-year terms on the Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC): . . . → Read More

Coalition of Minorities’ October Agenda

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The Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC) will meet October 24 at the Utah State Office of Education from noon to 2 p.m. Items on the agenda include a discussion on the role of the new Suicide Prevention Specialist in the USOE collaborative approach to close the information and misinformation “gap.” . . . → Read More

Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee Meeting

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The Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC) will meet Sept. 27 at the Office of Education from noon to 2 p.m. On the agenda, a report on the Civil Rights Data Collection Process and a report from Chairman Ike Spencer on MESA funding restoration and State Board’s ranking of At-risk funding. . . . → Read More

Restoring MESA Funding State Board Priority

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In 2010, the Utah Legislature cut an $8 million line item in the public education budget that funds programs for at-risk students. This line item included funding for MESA Utah. MESA stands for Math Engineering Science Achievement. The purpose of MESA is to increase the number of under-served ethnic minority and female students who pursue coursework, advanced study and careers in the fields of mathematics, engineering and science. . . . → Read More