USBE December Meeting Summary

Utah State Board of Education Seal

On Friday Dec. 7, the Utah State Board of Education received recommendations from the Graduation Requirements/Competency Committee on overhauling Utah’s high school graduation requirements. Among the recommendations: Establishing three paths to graduation, a fast path, standard path and specialized path. . . . → Read More

Superintendent Candidates Wanted

Utah State Board of Education Seal

It’s official — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry Shumway will be retiring Jan. 1, 2013. Thesearch for a new superintendent has begun. The public is invited to submit nominations and applications. The deadline for applications and supporting materials is Sept. 23. . . . → Read More

ACT: More Utah high school seniors college ready

More Utah high school seniors, and a more diverse group of seniors than ever before, took the ACT college entrance examination during their high school career and their average score held steady at 21.8 for the fourth year in a row, according to data released today by ACT. Utah’s scores continue to outpace the national average, which was at 21.1, ACT reported. . . . → Read More

Utah Common Core Academy 2011 underway

Lt. Governor Greg Bell, Utah State Board of Education Chair Debra G. Roberts, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway, Utah Commissioner of Higher Education William A. Sederburg, and Prosperity 2020 Chair Mark Bouchard kicked off the Utah Common Core Academy 2011 at a news conference at the Utah State Office of Education this morning. . . . → Read More

Focusing on Utah’s lowest performing schools

As the Utah State Office of Education’s Equity in Action Conference gets underway today and tomorrow, Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumwway says in a new video address that we have a moral obligation to turn around the state’s lowest performing schools. . . . → Read More

New School: iPads and iPods in the Classroom

In the 2010-11 academic year, Viewmont Elementary and Kearns High School began implementing new technology as part of their classroom instruction – in the form of iPads and iPods. Watch what happens when State Superintendent Larry Shumway dropped by to see how things were going. . . . → Read More

Superintendent Shumway congratulates the Class of 2011

Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction Larry K. Shumway congratulates the graduating Class of 2011 in a new video posted on the Utah Public Education YouTube channel. In it, the Superintendent advises the graduates to make sure high school isn’t the end of their education. He also urges the graduates to participate in civic society. . . . → Read More

Education Excellence Commission Meets Today

Utah Governor Gary Herbert's Education Excellence Commission

The Governor’s Education Excellence Commission meets today at the Utah Capitol. The commission will hear an overview of the Utah Legislative session and start a discussion about the commission’s goals for this year. . . . → Read More