State Board Meeting Agenda: Dec. 4-5, 2014

The Utah State Board of Education will conduct a public hearing on proposed changes to the state’s pupil accounting rule on Thursday Dec. 4 and hold its regular meeting Friday, Dec. 5 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: July 17, 2014

What will the Utah State Board of Education do about the state’s ESEA waiver in tonight’s meeting? Governor Herbert looks into Utah’s education standards. Industry officials push tech ed at the Legislature. Speaker Lockhart is looking for volunteers to review Utah curriculum. North Carolina looks to tweak Common Core. Wyoming is sending out a survey on public education governance there. All that and more in today’s news roundup. . . . → Read More

State Board March Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education Seal

In its March 7, 2014 meeting, the Utah State Board of Education: Supported the Public Education Modernization Act, HB131, which provides for a substantial increase to fund educational technology in Utah public schools. Formed both a finance and a policy task force to address concerns raised in the Board’s audit of online and distance education programs in Utah. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Jan. 14, 2014

Utah State Capitol

In today’s ENR: UEA and Utah PTA come out in favor of Count My Vote. Rep. Handy wants to cut down on the number of fingerprints educators are required to submit. Reps. Nielson and Greene look at Utah State Board of Education elections. Sen. Osmond looks at home schoolers. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Jan. 14 . . . → Read More

New Board Members/Recognitions

USBE Chairwoman Tami Pyfer (left) and board member Debra Roberts.

The Utah State Board of Education welcomed two new non-voting members during its January meeting. Freedie Cooper will serve as the Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee’s representative. Kristin Elinkowski will represent the State Charter School Board. . . . → Read More

State Board November Meeting Agenda

Utah State Board of Education Seal

The Utah State Board of Education will hold committee meetings on Thursday, Nov.7 and its regular meeting on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Utah State Office of Education, 250 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

State School Board Candidates

"Your Vote Counts" by Renee Silverman/CC/flickr

Wondering who is running for office in your school district this November? Here is a list of the candidates seeking a seat in the Utah State Board of Education. Read a brief biography on each at http://vote.utah.gov/on-my-ballot/candidates/. Some of the candidates also offer links to their own websites. . . . → 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