Meeting Agenda for September




The Utah State Board of Education will hold a study session, meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and hold committee meetings beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, and meet as a full Board on Friday, September 9 beginning at 8 a.m., at the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. Highlights of this month’s meeting include: . . . → Read More

Students Improve on Math and Science SAGE Tests




SALT LAKE CITY – Utah public school students on average improved in mathematics and science and held steady in English language arts (ELA) end-of-level tests in 2016, according to data released today by the Utah State Board of Education. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 2 – 2016

Summer School/Education News Roundup.




In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education comments on proposed ESSA regulations. A national perspective on the ESSA regulations. Davis School District looks at its standardized testing options. Carnegie Mellon University teams up with the Utah STEM Action Center and two Utah colleges on technology and education. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 2, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 12, 2016

Farm to School Program/ Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: School Children’s Trust Director Tim Donaldson discusses trust management. Rock Canyon Elementary School demolished. GOP platform writers in Cleveland give thumbs down to federal transgender guidance in schools, but thumbs up on use of the Bible as literature in school. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for July 12, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: June 15, 2016

SAGE Brochure




In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education Members and Legislators discuss SAGE testing. They also look at the teacher shortage. And the State Board creates a new pathway to a teaching license. State revenue picture is weakening. Utah State Board of Education District 15 (Washington, Iron) primary debate was last night. District 7 (Salt Lake City, Park City) debate is tonight. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for June 15, 2016. . . . → Read More

State Board’s May Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary Briefly

In its May 13, 2016 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education:

Agreed, conditionally, to review the state’s math and English language arts standards and to support Gov. Gary Herbert in his request to look at replacing Utah’s SAGE tests in high school with the ACT . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 13, 2016

Utah State Board of Education/Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education and Governor discuss Utah Core Standards and SAGE testing. U.S. Department of Education issues guidance on transgender students and access to bathrooms. Texas lieutenant governor does not care for the guidance. Obama Administration says it won’t cut off federal funding over North Carolina’s bathroom law. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 13, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 11, 2016

2016 Prevention Dimensions Kids Day/Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: Sen. Hillyard discusses changes to State Board of Education elections. Governor backs off on call for a special legislative session on SAGE testing. Jordan School District considers a $245 million bond. Congress is raising concerns about proposed ESSA rules. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 11, 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 10, 2016

STEM Action Center Logo/Education News Roundup




In today’s ENR: Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye addresses a conference at San Juan School District. 2016 STEM Innovation Awards recipients announced. Changes proposed in state education standards. Elizabeth Smart & radKIDS On Tuesday’s Access Utah. Gov. Herbert may put eliminating SAGE testing on special session agenda. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 10, 2016. . . . → Read More