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

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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

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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

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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

Education News Roundup: May 5, 2016

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In today’s ENR: ‘We’re getting things right:’ Four Cache Valley high schools recognized for excellence. Utah’s best in high school musical theater competing this weekend. STEM-focused education center opens at Hill Aerospace Museum. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 5. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 2, 2016

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In today’s ENR: Herald Journal takes a look at opt outs. Logan School District is shaking up its elementary principal assignments next year. Today is the first day of Teacher Appreciation Week. Time magazine looks back at its “Great Teachers” cover story from 50 years ago. Or check out some of the nice things Utah State Board of Education members are saying about teachers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 2, 2016. . . . → Read More

State Board’s April Agendas

The Utah State Board of Education will hold a study session, meeting acting as the governing board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and its committee meetings on Thursday, April 14 and its full Board meeting on Friday, April 15 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. The complete agenda along with more information about agenda items can be found here. All meetings will be streamed live here. Shortly after the end of Friday‚Äôs meeting a summary of major action taken by the Board will be posted. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: March 23, 2016

In today’s ENR: BYU looks at Utah’s shortage of math and science teachers. St. George News looks at charter school pupil transportation. AFT takes credit for one of the SAGE bills passed in Utah this year. Congress takes up student data privacy in a hearing. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for March 23. 2016. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 15, 2015

Jo Ellen Shaeffer, USOE Assessment Director explains the 2015 accountability reports during media conference.

In today’s ENR: The Utah State Office of Education released the 2015 accountability reports for K-12 public schools. Results show improvements. Photos: Singers perform, deliver anti-bullying message at school. The Laws Have Not Changed. Stop for the School Bus! For first time, Alabama schools required to teach climate change, evolution. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 15. . . . → Read More