Utah requests one-year extension of ESEA flexibility waiver

The Utah State Board of Education applied today for a one-year extension of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver. The application comes following a vote by the State Board on March 6 directing Superintendent of Public Instruction Brad C. Smith and his staff to move forward in applying for the extension under amended terms. . . . → Read More

Utah NCLB flexibility waiver Approved

The U.S. Department of Education today approved a one-year extension of Utah’s waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), meaning that the state will not have to follow some requirements related to the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). . . . → Read More

Utah’s National Blue Ribbon Schools

Congratulations to Lakeridge Jr. High in Orem and and Lincoln Elementary in Hyrum. The two schools were among the 337 schools honored as the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. . . . → Read More

Board Conditionally Approves ESEA Waiver Extension

The Utah State Board of Education has unanimously voted to reapply for a renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver, which had previously been granted to Utah and will expire this summer. . . . → Read More

Vocabulary Test Results

Utah was just one of 18 states where both fourth and eighth grade students scored higher than the national average on the vocabulary results from the 2009 and 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reading assessments, the U.S. Department of Education reported today. . . . → 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

U.S. Department of Education provides guidance to schools on sexual violence on campus

Today, Utah educators received guidance from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on how to protect students from sexual harassment and sexual violence. All public schools and colleges in the nation received the 19-page Dear Colleague Letter outlining their obligations under the law in these situations. . . . → Read More

Four Utah schools receive millions in federal school improvement grants

Today, the Utah State Office of Education announced the four recipients of this year’s School Improvement Grants (SIG). The SIG program helps persistently low-achieving schools make significant changes, such as replacing their principals and rehiring half their staff; converting to a charter school; closing the school; and rewriting their curriculum, implementing intensive professional development and extending the school day. . . . → Read More

Get inspired to teach

Are you interested in teaching? Perhaps you will be after viewing these inspirational public service announcements from TEACH.gov. . . . → Read More