Utah’s ESSA Plan Available for Public Review and Comment: News Release

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is requesting public feedback on a draft of the Consolidated State Plan required under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The plan is available at http://www.uen.org/essa for review and public comment until July 7, 2017. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 25, 2017

"Math Cross Stitch" by Jessica Kelly/CC/flickr

Conservationists buy a large parcel of SITLA land. Ed Week takes a closer look at the proposed budget and its effects on Title I programs in the states. Census Bureau shows just how fast some Utah cities are growing. Secretary DeVos testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the President’ s proposed education budget. New study takes a look at how parents go about choosing a high quality school. “How Much Math Anxiety Is Too Much?” Wait. Don’t we to use math to answer this question? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 1, 2017

It’s AP testing season and a UVU psychology professor has some questions about them. Utah History Day was Saturday. Also on Saturday, Provo School District held a youth powwow. The budget deal in Congress today has more money for Title I and special education. Will the Arizona tax credit program go national? AP puts together a large package on sexual assault in K-12 schools. Will the Trump administration loosen school lunch rules? All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

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On April 11, 2013 the U.S. Department of Education offered states the option to request a waiver on behalf of its local education agencies (LEAs) of the Title I requirement that limits a carryover of Title I funds to 15 percent except once in three years. . . . → Read More

2012-13 Title I Reward Schools

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The Utah State Office of Education is pleased to recognize the following Title I schools for their outstanding performance. Congratulations! . . . → Read More

CMAC’s Meeting Agenda

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The Utah State Board of Education Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC) will meet Nov. 15 at Utah State Office of Education from noon to 2 p.m. Items on the agenda include a presentation by Utah State Office of Education’s Title I School Administration. . . . → Read More

Utah School Leaders Participate in School Turnaround Initiative

District teams prepare to report out from a Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education Leadership workshop.

In the spring of 2011, the Southwest Comprehensive Center (SWCC) and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business/Curry School of Education entered into an agreement to support states in preparing and supporting outstanding leaders to help turn around low-performing schools. The Utah State Office of Education joined in the partnership and selected two school districts to participate in Cohort 1 of the Partnership for Leaders in Education initiative. During the 2011-2012 school year, four schools from Ogden School District and two schools from Provo School District participated. . . . → Read More

Utah State Office of Education Recognizes High Performing Title I Schools

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The United States Congress has long recognized that higher poverty schools face unique challenges in educating students and provides supplementary assistance to those schools in the form of Title I funds. Schools that meet high levels of achievement and close the learning gap despite these challenges are to be commended. . . . → Read More

Utah’s First Lady participating in reading event with at-risk readers

Utah's First Lady Participating in Reading Event with At-Risk Readers_"Read to the Dogs" by Fairfax County Public Library/flickr

First Lady Jeanette Herbert will participate in a reading event with the Intermountain Therapy Animals (I.T.A.) R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program. Previously, Mrs. Herbert donated books to Copperview Elementary, a Title I school. The event will be attended by 30 to 40 first-grade students, dogs in the I.T.A R.E.A.D.Teams, I.T.A administration and school administration. . . . → Read More