Common Education Acronyms




If you’re following public education-related bills this legislative session, here is a list of frequently used acronyms that can come in handy. The list was handed out to members of the Public Education Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday. Enjoy! . . . → Read More

Supt. Larry Shumway to Retire

Utah State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway




State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway announced today that he would retire on Jan. 1, 2013. The Utah State Board of Education began immediate work on finding a replacement. . . . → Read More

Keeping our promises: Part 4

Utah State Board of Education Chairwoman Debra Roberts, District 15




Utah State Board of Education Chair Debra Roberts submits her final post in her four-part series on Utah’s long-term strategy for public education, outlined in the recently adopted document “Promises to Keep.” In this entry, she looks to the future at the challenges and opportunities of a new educational paradigm. . . . → Read More

Keeping our promises: Part 3

Utah State Board of Education Chairwoman Debra Roberts, District 15




Read the next installation in Utah State Board of Education Chairwoman Debra Roberts’ series on the recently adopted mission and vision statement for public education in Utah, “Promises to Keep.” In this post, she examines the premises upon which Promises to Keep is based. In her last post, she outlined what she believes to be one of the most important premises for public education in the United States: the rights and responsibilities of the individual. The first laid out the creation of Promises to Keep and what the Board intends to accomplish by adopting it. The final post in the series will look forward at the transformation Roberts hopes to see in Utah’s public education system. . . . → Read More

Keeping our promises: Part 2

Utah State Board of Education Chairwoman Debra Roberts, District 15




Read the next installation in Utah State Board of Education Chairwoman Debra Roberts’ series on the recently adopted mission and vision statement for public education in Utah, “Promises to Keep.” In this post, she examines what she believes to be one of the most important premises for public education in the United States: the rights and responsibilities of the individual. This is the second in a series of four posts. The first laid out the creation of Promises to Keep and what the Board intends to accomplish by adopting it. The next post will examine the premises upon which Promises to Keep is based. . . . → Read More

Keeping our promises

Utah State Board of Education Chairwoman Debra Roberts, District 15




Over the past few years, several voices have spoken out about the need for a long-term strategic plan for public education in the state of Utah. The Utah State Board of Education, within its constitutional duties of general control and supervision of public education, has created such a long-term plan, entitling it “Promises to Keep.” . . . → Read More