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