Utah State Board of Education Meeting Summary for Nov. 2, 2017

In its November 2 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education (USBE): Advanced Utah Educational Leadership Standards for public review and began the process for updating both the state’s K-5 and 9-12 Science Standards and Early Childhood Core Standards. Voted to suspend a statewide writing assessment for grades 9-10 for the 2017-18 school year. Began looking at potential statutory change requests for the upcoming Utah legislative session. . . . → Read More

Utah State Board of Education Meeting Agendas for Nov. 2 – 3, 2017

The Utah State Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Nov. 2 beginning at 8 a.m. The Board will hold a Finance Committee meeting on Friday, Nov. 3, beginning at 8 a.m.; Board Law and Legislation Committee and Board Standards and Assessment Committee will meet on Friday, Nov. 3 beginning at 9 a.m. The Board will also meet as the Governing Board of the Utah Schools for the Deaf and blind on Friday, Nov. 3 at 1:30 p.m. and hold a study session later that day beginning at 2 p.m. All meetings will be held the Board’s office, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Aug. 10, 2015

In Today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education gives preliminary approval to a new rule on school turnaround in Utah. Proposed middle school science standards will have 30 more days of public review. New York Times gives a national perspective on the teacher shortage. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Aug. 10. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup

Terryl Warner, State Board of Education member.

In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Salt Lake County/Granite School District’s Pay for Success voluntary preschool program for its recognition from Harvard. KSL looks for radon in Granite schools. Utah State Board of Education Member Terryl Warner discusses standardized testing. And don’t forget tonight’s meeting on proposed Science Standards. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 19. . . . → Read More

Grades 6 – 8 Science Standards

The Utah State Board of Education released the 6th-8th grade Utah Science and Engineering Education (SEEd) standards for 90-day public review. Utah SEEd standards are available online for the public to view and provide feedback using an online survey tool. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 21, 2015

Starry Night Group project by Hawthorn Academy's second grade students.

In today’s ENR: Utah State Board of Education seeking public comment on science standards. Utah school helps teenagers with autism gain independence. Maple Mountain High wins science state title. Op-ed: ‘Promise Partnership’ builds on common interests to help children. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 21. . . . → Read More

State Board April Meeting Summary

In its April 10, 2015 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Released the draft grades 6-8 Science Standards for 90-day public review. Approved an update to the opt-out rule for statewide assessments. Reviewed the public school budget and bills that affect public schools from the 2015 Utah Legislature. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 9, 2015

LtoR: Utah State Board of Education Chairman Dave Crandall and outgoing board member Debra Roberts.

In today’s ENR: State School Board begins looking at science standards. State Board also wants NCLB fixed. David L. Crandall re-elected as USBE Chairman. President Obama proposes making community college tuition-free for many students. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 9. . . . → Read More